Helical is part of the HLC Cyber Group which was founded in early 2014 by Eric Hess, a financial industry veteran with deep experience in technology, risk and regulation. HLC Consulting, part of the HLC Cyber Group, initially focused on advising regulators and large financial institutions on secure and compliant trading systems. Due to the intense regulatory focus on cybersecurity, in 2015 HLC refocused its efforts on providing security control assessments and policy guidance to financial firms before further expanding its scope to security remediation services in 2016 and 2017. In late 2017, the HLC Cyber Group formed Helical to integrate these offerings into a unified information security management platform. In 2018, Helical acquired Control Catalyst, an information security technology company focused on the life sciences industry. With the acquisition, Helical acquired years of cybersecurity research and development which it was able to integrate into its platform offering.
Today, the HLC Cyber Group’s services and products are deployed by broker dealers, investment advisers, life sciences firms and pharmaceutical companies through-out the U.S. Our focus is on providing a simplified and efficient information security management platform that anyone at a small to medium sized enterprise can use to build and improve their security posture.