“COVID-19 should not be allowed to disrupt the education of our kids. They should be able to continue learning safely from home during this time”
Umesh Verma, CEO, BLUE LANCE
As schools shut down in an effort to contain the COVID-19 virus, Verma made the decision to help keep schools operating securely so that students could continue learning remotely.
Principals or IT staff can fill out an online contact form using their school email addresses. Once the address is verified, an unrestricted license key is emailed along with a link to download BLUE LANCE’s LT Auditor+ software suite.
Founded in 1985, headquartered in Houston, Texas, BLUE LANCE has customers in 121 countries that use LT Auditor+ for automating security assessments, real-time monitoring and notifications, and audit and compliance reporting.
“It’s like our world changed overnight and everyone had to go work or study from home. I feel very fortunate that BLUE LANCE is in a position to contribute to the COVID-19 response effort. We could not do this if it were not for our world-class, expert staff that is working remotely, practicing safe distancing, and putting in long hours to ensure our customers continue to experience the great service they are accustomed to”, says Verma.
In the past Verma has provided free licenses to nonprofits and other institutions in need, but right now he feels strongly that COVID-19 not be allowed to disrupt the education of our kids. They should be able to continue learning safely from home during this time. For that reason, he decided to give the entire LT Auditor+ software suite, free of charge during this pandemic, to education institutions that are first-time customers.
Verma has been a life-long supporter of education and workforce development. He serves on several area school and college advisory boards and is the force behind the Annual Greater Houston Excellence in Cybersecurity Scholarship Awards. These awards are presented annually to the best cybersecurity students from area high schools and colleges.