By Maureen Werther
In Greek mythology, Soter was the god of safety, preservation and deliverance from harm. When Shaun Wiggins, George Dew and Sam Wiggins decided to start a cybersecurity and data analytics firm, they borrowed from the Greek myth to give their company, Soteryx, its name.
With backgrounds in the military, CIA clandestine services and law enforcement, the three men are positioned to offer cybersecurity, risk management, and crisis response, as well as data analytics, audience engagement and business intelligence.
Shaun Wiggins and George Dew met and became friends during their time working for the CIA and they talked about opening their own company back in the late 1990s. Sam Wiggins also worked with the CIA in clandestine services, but moved to law enforcement, working with the Department of Defense and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) before becoming associate administrator of the EPA’s Office of Homeland Security. He is now the executive vice president and president of Soteryx’s Business Intelligence Division.
In 2016, the three men decided it was time to start a venture and they acquired a small public relations firm in the Albany area. The company that emerged, Soteryx, works to help businesses “better engage” by more effectively utilizing data to achieve their goals.
According to their company’s website, Soteryx employs a “four-pillared platform that includes date security, data analysis, data-driven engagement, and data intel.”
Soteryx recently relocated its eastern U.S. office to 18 Division St. in Saratoga Springs. In addition to the Saratoga office, the company has locations on the West Coast, in Latin America and Europe. They work with businesses that use a network of computers and store or transmit confidential information.