Wiretap Shield

We believe employee collaboration security should be a superhero shield, not handcuffs.

At Wiretap, we love collaboration — and today’s social collaboration and messaging tools make it easier than ever to work together — across the hallway, across departments, or around the world. Tools like Microsoft Yammer, Slack and Workplace by Facebook help speed innovation, increase employee engagement and reduce meetings by 25%. In today’s busy workplace, who needs more meetings?

Our mission is simple: TO PROVIDE VISIBILITY AND GOVERNANCE WHILE MAKING COLLABORATION TOOL ADOPTION WILDLY SUCCESSFUL.

Wiretap started with a basic premise — to build a solution that was meant to provide a layer of visibility and governance for collaboration tools so companies can properly steward their most valuable assets — including safeguarding intellectual property and customer data, protecting employees from harassment, ensuring HR policies are adhered to, and empowering companies to follow detailed industry compliance regulations.

We did just that, but it doesn’t end there.

The Aware by Wiretap platform provides a unique level of visibility into organizational interaction and behavior so issues can be addressed immediately and positive collaboration can be encouraged — so companies can gain exponential value from their collaboration tools without worry.

 

Protecting the enterprise.

Protecting the enterprise.

Encouraging Positive Collaboration.

Encouraging Positive Collaboration.

Providing Unmatched Visibility.

Providing Unmatched Visibility.

That’s Wiretap.

Meet the Team

Enterprise Collaboration is always evolving, and no two businesses challenges look exactly alike. That’s why Wiretap’s executive team blends extensive experience and a discerning eye toward the future.

These bold visionaries and eager collaborators are smart, seasoned, and highly capable — tirelessly striving to improve how employees work together.

Jeff

Jeff Schumann

CEO & Co-Founder

Jeff is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Wiretap. Extremely forward thinking and often labeled a visionary, Jeff will find a solution even if he must create it.

Before graduating from high school, Jeff had already built and launched his first software company: a video platform that grew to more than 100,000 customers. He found additional early success leading his next venture, an online service that monitored and tracked Al-Qaeda communications on the internet.

Over time, Jeff created more software companies, honing his passion for engineering products and creating new ways to enable value for others along the way. Prior to Wiretap, Jeff was most recently responsible for leading all enterprise collaboration at Nationwide Insurance, where he was accountable for implementing or creating technology that enhanced productivity across a workforce of 35,000 employees. His work has been recognized by Forbes, CIO Magazine, Fortune, the Harvard Business Review, Gartner and the Wall Street Journal.

Although Jeff's rising stardom led to a number of job offers, he instead decided to co-found and lead Wiretap, where he and his team can leverage visionary thinking and product management experience to create the next Columbus-based tech unicorn.

Jeff holds a degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) from The Ohio State University’s Max M. Fisher College of Business.

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GREG MORAN

GREG MORAN

COO

Greg Moran is a senior digital, strategy and change leadership executive with extensive global operations experience across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Greg’s specialties include: Restructuring, Merger integration, Consulting and Strategy experience across multiple industries.

Before joining the Wiretap team, Greg served as Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Infrastructure and Operations for Nationwide Insurance. He was also appointed the Executive Director, Corporate Strategy for the Ford Motor Company.

Greg is a graduate of Cedarville University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and MIS.

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JEFF SPRIDGEON

JEFF SPRIDGEON

VP of Sales

Jeff Spridgeon is a senior software sales and operations executive with more than 18 years of industry experience in a variety of key worldwide roles including sales leadership, sales training, contracts, sales compensation, team building, planning, acquisitions, integrations and sales operations. Before joining the Wiretap team, Jeff served as an Executive Director of Sales for Dell Software Group. Prior to Dell’s acquisition of Quest Software, Jeff was VP of Worldwide Renewal Sales for Quest. Jeff began his software sales career in 1999 at Aelita Software, and at the time of Quest’s acquisition of Aelita, Jeff was Aelita’s Senior Director of Sales Operations, responsible for sales team leadership, sales compensation, and sales operations.

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FOUNDERS
Jeff

Jeff Schumann

Matt

Matt Huber

shawn

Shawn Domer

james

James Tsai

Investors

Customers

Wiretap proudly serves clients across multiple industries, geographic locations and sizes, including some of the world’s largest and most iconic organizations.

What's Happening at Wiretap?

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5/24/2018

Oxfam International Selects Aware By Wiretap Governance, Compliance Solution For Workplace By Facebook Collaboration Environment

Aware by Wiretap helps ensure compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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3/28/2018

Wiretap Partnership Offers Workplace By Facebook Customers Unprecedented Awareness, Insight Into Organizational Behavior

Columbus, Ohio, March 28, 2018—Workplace by Facebook recently named Wiretap a Development Partner, making the Aware by WiretapTM collaboration governance platform and Feedfall real-time content visualization platform available as integrated solutions.

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2/6/2018

Wiretap Launches Aware Data Management Module to Facilitate General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance on Enterprise Collaboration Platforms

Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 6, 2018—Wiretap, a leading innovator of solutions designed to enhance security and governance of enterprise collaboration environments, today announced general availability of its Aware Data Management ModuleTM, a solution designed to help organizations comply with Articles 5, 12, 15 and 17 of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). One of the most sweeping reforms in data privacy in more than two decades, GDPR will be enforced starting May 25, 2018.

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1/24/2018

Perspicuity, Wiretap Announce Partnership to Deploy Aware by Wiretap Platform, Extending Governance, Compliance, Human-centric Insight to Enterprises Using Teams, Yammer

U.K.-based Perspicuity, a Microsoft Gold partner, will deploy and integrate the Aware by Wiretap platform, an innovative solution designed to deliver greater productivity; compliance and governance; organizational and behavioral insight; and intelligent policy enforcement.

 

LONDON, and Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 24, 2018 – Perspicuity, an award-winning Microsoft Technology Deployment Partner in the United Kingdom, and Wiretap, a leading innovator of solutions designed to enhance security and governance of enterprise collaboration environments, today announced a partnership to deliver extended security, compliance, and increased visibility into employee experiences and interactions for enterprise organisations deploying Microsoft Teams and Yammer collaboration and messaging tools.

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1/11/2018

Leading Research Firm CB Insights Cites Wiretap on its Periodic Table of Early-Stage Cybersecurity Startups

Periodic Table serves as a ‘guide to navigate through key early-stage players in the Cybersecurity industry.’

Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 11, 2018—Wiretap, an innovator of groundbreaking solutions designed to enhance security and governance of enterprise collaboration environments, today announced leading research analyst firm CB Insights has cited Wiretap on its Periodic Table of Early-Stage Cybersecurity Startups. Published Dec. 20, 2017, the Periodic Table serves as a guide to navigate and learn more about key early-stage players in the Cybersecurity industry.

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12/18/2017

Wiretap Named One of 2017’s Best Places to Work by Columbus Business First

Surging, innovation-focused start-up expanded to new headquarters in 2017 to accommodate growth on the front lines of the secure collaboration market.

Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 18, 2017—Wiretap, a leading innovator of solutions designed to enhance security and governance of enterprise collaboration environments, today announced it has been recognized by Columbus Business First as one of 2017’s Best Places to Work in the Micro Company category. The award was presented to company executives at a reception last month.

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Webinar: 6 Proven Strategies to Drive Maximum Collaboration Adoption

Interested in getting MORE employees using Microsoft Teams, Workplace by Facebook or Slack? If so, then you NEED to attend this webinar.

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Webinar: Top 5 ESN Security Risks

Join us for an on-demand Wiretap Webinar: CEO Jeff Schumann reveals the Top 5 ESN Security Risks — and How You Can Avoid Them. Register today!

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7/10/18 11:05 AM

How Digital Tools Are Connecting Company Front Lines to the Board Room

Business decisions are made in the board room, but they’re felt by front line workers.

Employees on the front lines are the first touch point to customers, the engine in the production line, and the personification of the brand. Knowing this, communicating effectively to every member of an organization can be difficult for an enterprise that has several thousand employees across various geographic locations.

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7/5/18 11:04 AM

Why Collaboration Tools Boost Employee Engagement

Words like workstream collaboration, digital workplaces and employee engagement are increasingly more common in the digital conversation.

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7/2/18 11:00 AM

The Time for Enterprise Collaboration is Now

In the past, email was the cutting-edge tool that distinguished the Silicon Valley-esque from the pen and paper organizations. The advancement of technology has allowed for communication to be immediate and in real time. Communication has moved away from overflowing inboxes and lethargic replies to allow real time chat to engage employees and drive business goals.

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6/22/18 11:29 AM

The Challenge of Annual Employee Surveys

Human Resources teams commonly invest in employee engagement surveys annually, in order to better understand employee sentiment and perception of the workplace. However, this process is inefficient at best, and inherently flawed in three key respects:

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6/20/18 11:36 AM

Insider Threats & Workplace Collaboration Platforms

An insider threat is a risk of breach that comes from individuals within a given organization (e.g. employees). The risk level with this type of threat is especially high given the amount of access, knowledge, and autonomy employees possess.

The truth is, inconveniently, people act one way in formal meetings and another way on their company's digital collaboration network. And this inconvenient truth can add a layer of risk, or a blind spot, for the organization.

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6/14/18 11:34 AM

What a Toxic Employee Can Cost to Your Company

 

Rarely a day goes by without a headline that reveals misconduct or poor culture at a major enterprise organization. Depending on the offense, the impact of toxic behavior varies widely, but regardless the potential damage is significant. 

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