VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA—Plurilock Security Inc. (TSXV: PLUR) (OTCQB: PLCKF) and related subsidiaries (“Plurilock” or the “Company”), an identity-centric cybersecurity solutions provider for workforces, has secured a purchase order worth US$500,000 from a California state utility resource organization through a statewide contract.
The contracts and orders signed by Plurilock since May 2021 including the latest order, represent a combined total of US$3.81 million in sales.
The newly secured purchase order is part of the Company’s continued efforts to secure larger contracts with organizations across different key industry verticals. For this new order, Plurilock will provide the California state utility resource organization with the renewal of their EarthSoft EQuIS™ data management software licenses, as well as implementation and maintenance support.
Being a trusted advisor and solution provider to government agencies and utility organizations is crucial today, particularly in light of recent news that technology company Kaseya’s network management and remote control software was compromised in a ransomware attack.1 The attack was allegedly perpetrated by the Russia-linked REvil ransomware-as-a-service group, impacting over 1,000 businesses in 17 countries, and causing disruptions to business operations and supply chains, following similar ransomware attacks at Colonial Pipeline, SolarWinds, and JBS Meats.2 These attacks underscore the importance for organizations to have trusted IT and cybersecurity advisors to turn to in the event of cyber incidents.
Additionally, Plurilock has completed its US$1.15 million order with the U.S. Department of the Navy. Per the terms of the contract, previously disclosed on May 7, 2021, the Company provided the U.S. Department of the Navy with hardware, procured as part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Solution for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP), a U.S. Government-Wide Acquisition Contract Vehicle (GWAC).
The SEWP V program, launched by NASA in 2015, is the leading information technology (IT) contract vehicle, with government agencies spending $7.9 billion in fiscal 2020.3 Estimates anticipate that agencies will utilize SEWP V for $8.8 billion in contracted spending in fiscal 2021.4 The contract vehicle provides Plurilock with the opportunity to access downstream customers in the government sector.
Plurilock provides identity-centric cybersecurity for today’s workforces. The Plurilock family of companies enables organizations to operate safely and securely while reducing cybersecurity friction. Plurilock offers world-class IT and cybersecurity solutions through its Solutions Division, paired with proprietary, AI-driven and cloud-friendly security through its Technology Division. Together, the Plurilock family of companies delivers persistent identity assurance with unmatched ease of use.
For more information, visit https://plurilock.com or contact:
Ian L. Paterson
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
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