Here we give you the lowdown on the most interesting companies at Infosec Europe 2018.
Infosecurity Europe (Infosec) is the region’s most exciting information security event, featuring a broad range of conference programs, scores of exhibitors (400+) and inspiring speakers, and thousands (19,500+) of cybersecurity professionals, IT movers and shakers, entrepreneurs, and influencers from around the globe. This year it’s all happening 5-7 June 2018 in Olympia, London.
We’ve rounded up 20 of the most interesting companies at Infosec, from well-established leaders in the industry to innovators doing ground-breaking work in their fields. Infosec is not just a series of dry presentations. Geek Street, for instance, is a new, immersive zone at the 2018 event where visitors can compete with their colleagues in tackling hands-on security challenges like lock picking and share stories about their confrontations with the dark side. It’s a great opportunity to network with senior management and ask them those hard-hitting questions their help desk consultants won’t answer.
- KETS Quantum Security (Stand 110)
- PixelPin (Stand 116)
- Cognigo (Stand M10)
- FireMon (Stand N10)
- HackerOne (Stand P30)
- Cybereason (Stand G260)
- Cyren (Stand F220)
- Digital Guardian (Stand L65)
- Duo Security (Stand F140)
- Teramind (E220)
- Checkmarx (Stand C100)
- Kaspersky Lab (Stand F280)
- DarkTrace (Stand M40)
- Menlo Security (Stand F350)
- InfoArmor (Stand M145)
- Wandera (Stand E230)
- Exabeam UK Limited (Stand M125)
- Illusive Networks (Stand M154)
- Carbon Black (Stand F210)
- Bugcrowd (Stand N165)
20 interesting companies at Infosec:
KETS Quantum Security (Stand 110)
Quantum computing is here, albeit still a race between the IT industry’s giants. IBM in January 2018 unveiled its 50-qubit quantum computer but, hot on its heels, it was pipped to the post by Google in March when Google announced its newest 72-qubit quantum computer, called Bristlecone. The potential security threat quantum computers pose is that these super fast machines in the hands of hackers would quickly be able to crack many of the systems that currently keep online information secure. At Infosec, Dr. Jake Kennard, Co-Founder and Head of Technical Sales at KETS, will be presenting on understanding the threat of quantum computers to the security of your business and sector.
High on the list of the most interesting companies at Infosec Europe, KETS is one of the four finalists in the UK’s Most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company 2018. It has developed a range of cost-effective technologies for quantum-secured communications, including quantum key distribution (QKD) and quantum random number generation (QRNG). Their devices are based on integrated photonic technologies leading to miniaturization, cost-effective manufacture, and complex functionality. Together with ID Quantique (IDQ), KETS is currently working with Airbus on a drone-based quantum key distribution (QKD) system.
PixelPin (Stand 116)
In 2017, Citrix’s Jeroen van Rotterdam SVP, Engineering, predicted the death of the password by 2018, to be replaced by other authentication methods like biometrics and behavior analytics.
Showcased in the InfoSec Cyber Innovation Program is smartly named PixelPin. Their software replaces passwords with pictures uploaded by users to create what the company calls a “delightfully simple, personal, and more secure way” to log in to websites and apps. It works by picking four points on an image in a sequence to create a unique password, eliminating the risk of phishing, dictionary attacks, and brute force hacking.
Billed as “one of London’s hottest FinTech companies” by the Mayor of London’s promotional agency London and Partners, the startup raised £1,523,834 on crowdfunding platform Seedrs in July 2017 having sought investment of £1,388,623 in return for 13.97 per cent equity. PixelPin is a breath of fresh air on the list of most interesting companies at Infosec Europe.
Head on down to Stand 116 for a demo.
Cognigo (Stand M10)
Cognitive computing employs self-learning algorithms that use artificial intelligence, data mining, pattern recognition, and natural language processing to mimic the human brain.
In May 2018 Cognigo partnered with Microsoft Azure Information Protection Suite to “discover the undiscoverable” of how users actually use data by extracting, mapping, and categorizing all of the structured and unstructured data of an organization using AI. “Cognigo offers human-free classification with an ensemble of AI models trained on manually classified documents. The trained AI model now can predict a classification label. In other words, we created an artificial data security analyst who can label documents based on similar documents that she has seen in the past.”
Catch their presentation “How Cognitive Computing is Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity” at InfoSec.
Cognigo is on the list of the most interesting companies at Infosec Europe because it has hooked up with some powerful friends in the industry.
FireMon (Stand N10)
Firemon is an emerging leader in a new generation of Firewall-as-a-Service (FWaaS) vendors. Their starting premise is that in the world of cloud, micro-segmentation, and DevOps, firewall rules become obsolete and unwieldy fast.
The key to intent-based network security (INBS) is defining a desired security state and leveraging automation to turn security intent into security enforcement across distributed, fragmented environments without ever having to write a rule yourself.
Watch a demonstration of patented IBNS technology at the company’s “The Future of Security is Intent: Why You May Never Have to Write Another Firewall Rule Again” presentation. The demo illustrates just why FireMon is on this list of most interesting companies at Infosec Europe.
HackerOne (Stand P30)
No list of interesting companies at Infosec Europe would be complete without mention of a bug bounty program.
HackerOne was started by hackers and security professionals who were driven by a passion to make the internet safer.
HackerOne is also a founding member of IBB, a bug bounty program that has rewarded $696K+ in bounties to 172 friendly hackers for uncovering 735 flaws that have helped improve the security of the internet, including: ImageTragick ($7.5k), Heartbleed ($15k), and Shellshock ($20k).
In an interview, CEO Mårten Mickos explains the philosophy that makes HackerOne different: “A powerful value proposition where you pay for results, not for products that may or may not solve your problem. Whereas old security companies are built on secrecy, hacker-powered security is built on openness and collaboration.”
Cybereason (Stand G260)
Cybereason was founded in 2012 by a team of ex-military cybersecurity experts. The platform identifies and visually presents both known and unknown attacks using big data, behavioral analytics, and machine learning, eliminating the need for manual investigation and drastically reducing response time.
What makes them different: “The military is part of our heritage. Many of our employees served in the Israel Defense Forces’ 8200 unit, an elite group that specializes in cyber security, giving them extensive experience with hacking operations. We are applying the military’s perspective on cyber security to enterprise security.”
Join Cybereason at Infosecurity Europe on 5th June to learn how to become a hunter and not be the hunted. The company promises a live action-packed, 60-minute session to demonstrate why active hunting driven by AI and machine learning is the next level of threat detection and protection. Possibly, top of the list of most interesting companies at Infosec Europe.
Cyren (Stand F220)
Cyren’s cloud-delivered security services protect over 600 million web and email users against internet threats on a unified, globally operated cloud platform supporting web security, email security, DNS security, and cloud sandboxing services. Google, Check Point, and Microsoft are just three of Cyren’s eminent clients.
Visit the Cyren website to schedule a personal demo with their security experts while you are in London. Or visit the booth to see SaaS security come to live through the antics of world-renowned magician Nick Fedoroff in a unique, fun and informative stage show on the 7th June. One of the most interesting companies at Infosec Europe because it’s fun and innovative. Get a sneak preview here.
Digital Guardian (Stand L65)
Digital Guardian is recognized as a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise DLP (Data Leakage Prevention).
In April 2018, JMP Securities named the company to its “Super 70” list. Super 70 companies are “disrupting the technology titans that have dominated the legacy landscape.” These legacy companies, according to JMP, “ lack the vision, agility, or perseverance to adapt to current market trends.”
It’s who you know in the industry that counts and you’re allowed to have some fun at Infosec, too. Digital has invited attendees to stop by, meet the company’s executives, and have a drink on them at their exclusive, very cool bar. Not just one of the most interesting companies at Infosec Europe, Digital Guardian is one of the most congenial hosts too.
Duo Security (Stand F140)
Duo Security is a cloud-based Trusted Access provider protecting thousands of the world’s largest and fastest-growing organizations, including Etsy, Facebook, Toyota, Twitter, and more. Duo’s technology can be quickly deployed to protect users, data, and applications from breaches, credential theft, and account takeover.
Zero Trust is a security concept based on the idea that organizations should not automatically trust anything inside or outside its perimeters. Reserve your seat ahead of time to enjoy an early breakfast briefing with the team and discussion on Zero Trust networks.
Why is Duo Security on the list of most interesting companies at Infosec Europe? According to Dimension Data, Zero Trust is one of the top cybersecurity trends in 2018 and you need to know about it.
Teramind provides a comprehensive employee monitoring and insider threat prevention platform that detects, records, and prevents malicious user behavior in addition to helping teams drive productivity and efficiency. Their software is available in both cloud-based and on-premise deployment options to meet any organization’s requirements.
It’s an unpleasant reality that the risk of a security breach resulting from an inside job is increasing. However, Kai Roer, Founder and CEO of CLTRe, questions the conflicting figures reported in the media. Visit Teramind to get some straight answers about this contentious issue.
Teramind made it to the list of most interesting companies at Infosec Europe because insider threats are often the elephant in a room that organizations often don’t like to acknowledge.
Checkmarx (Stand C100)
How do you integrate security within a Continuous Deployment (CD) environment where every five minutes a feature, an enhancement, or a bug fix needs to be implemented? Checkmarx solutions are used by developers and security professionals to identify and fix code vulnerabilities early in the development lifecycle.
Founded in 2006, the company pioneered the concept of a query language-based solution for identifying technical and logical code vulnerabilities. This is one of the most interesting companies at Infosec Europe for your developers and analysts to visit.
Kaspersky Lab (Stand F280)
Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company providing deep threat intelligence and security solutions to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments, and consumers around the world. It has been a household name in antivirus products since 1997.
Recently it has faced some controversy; the media reports the US may bar use of its products by government agencies. The Dutch government is already phasing out use of its software. To add insult to injury, Twitter has banned the company’s ads on its platform.
Definitely one of the most interesting (news making) companies at Infosec Europe. To get the low-down on the real story, visit stand F280.
DarkTrace (Stand M40)
Darktrace is the only cybersecurity company to make Fast Company’s top 50 list, joining Apple, Amazon, and Netflix as one of the world’s most innovative companies.
Its Enterprise Immune System (EIS) slows attacks on computing systems by emulating the way humans fend off viruses using an AI-enabled platform that embeds in a network, learns what behaviors are normal, and flags anomalies.
There will be a live demo at InfoSec of the Threat Visualizer, a 3D graphical interface for threat investigation that notifies security analysts to anomalies and potential threats that have been detected by the EIS, and allows them to navigate around the entire network to investigate potential problems. Like something out of Hollywood, it doesn’t get much more interesting than this.
Menlo Security (Stand F350)
The Menlo Isolation Platform doesn’t outsmart cyberattackers. It just keeps them away from your staff and ensures the temptations of unsafe browsing, dodgy links, and dubious emails won’t impact the company. By executing your employees’ web traffic in their public cloud or your private cloud — and not on their laptops and other endpoints — the company guarantees 100 percent secure browsing, email, and document downloads, with no degradation in the user experience.
Pop along to meet CTO Kowsik Guruswamy and listen to his tech talk on “Crypto Currency Mining: How, Why, When & How to Prevent My Computer Power Being Stolen!”
One of the most interesting companies at Infosec Europe because Menlo Security is purely focused on safety through isolation.
InfoArmor (Stand M145)
InfoArmor has the dark web under constant surveillance. It specializes in advanced threat intelligence and employee identity protection by scouring the dark web for breached data.
Drop by to listen to a presentation on VigilanteATI, the company’s advanced threat intelligence platform. Comparing VigilanteATI to Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War”, SC Magazine at an award ceremony in April 2018 named the product “Best Threat Intelligence Technology.”
The dark web is irresistibly fascinating, qualifying InfoArmor as one of the most interesting companies at Infosec Europe,
Wandera (Stand E230)
Award winning Wandera offers organizations a solution for both Enterprise Mobile Security and Data Management, using a unique web gateway for mobile to protect and enable corporate mobility. It works with more than 500 global enterprises, including Deloitte, KPMG, Bloomberg and Santander, and has been recognized by Gartner for its leading Mobile Threat Defense capabilities.
Dr. John Meakin, Strategic Advisor at Wandera, is giving a tech talk at InfoSec on “The Anatomy of a Multi-Layered Mobile Attack.” He will present several real-world attack examples to deconstruct mobile threats and show you what hackers are really trying to accomplish.
A list of the most interesting companies at Infosec Europe has to include a specialist mobile solution, like Wandera.
Exabeam UK Limited (Stand M125)
Exabeam is a user behavior analytics solution that leverages existing log data to quickly detect modern cyber attacks, prioritize security incidents, and accelerate effective response. Exabeam provides elastic scalability through the use of a modern big data and machine learning architecture that ingests and analyzes data at any scale, all at a predictable cost.
Derek Lin, Chief Data Scientist at Exabeam will be presenting “Detecting Insider Threats Using Data Science.” Specific topics include anomaly detection, context intelligence estimation, targeted scenario detection, and false positive control. By examining some use cases in detail, you’ll develop a sense of where to look for insider threats and learn how to go about uncovering them.
Exabeam’s User Behavior Intelligence Platform was the SC Magazine’s winner for “Best Emerging Technology” in 2017. It was also voted one of the top 50 cybersecurity leaders of 2017 by Cyber Defense Magazine.
Some of the most interesting companies at Infosec Europe are those that have received a lot of awards. What’s their secret?
Illusive Networks (Stand M154)
Based in Israel, Illusive provides technology solutions to deceive cyber attackers by planting false information about a given network’s resources, offering “a new take on the old art of deception.” The company is pioneering deception-based cybersecurity with its patented Deceptions Everywhere® technology that neutralizes targeted attacks and Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) by creating a deceptive layer across the entire network.
The company is one of 2018’s high flyers in the cybersecurity industry. It was named winner in the 14th Annual Info Security PG’s 2018 Global Excellence Awards, and won Red Herring and SC Magazine Awards for Industry Leadership.
The intriguing Deceptions Everywhere® technology got Illusive onto the list of the most interesting companies at Infosec Europe.
Carbon Black (Stand F210)
Carbon Black is a leading provider of next-generation endpoint security, and its newly introduced big data and analytics cloud platform — the Cb Predictive Security Cloud — helps thwart the most sophisticated cyber threats, including malware, ransomware, and non-malware attacks. The company serves more than 3,700 customers globally, including 30 of the Fortune 100.
In March 2018, the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 validation #3107 was awarded to the Carbon Black Cryptographic Module by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
On the list of the most interesting companies at Infosec Europe because 30 out of 100 Fortune customers can’t be wrong.
Bugcrowd (Stand N165)
First it was crowdsourced financing, now it’s crowdsourced testing. Bugcrowd connects organizations with a curated global crowd of security researchers (white hat hackers) to find and eliminate vulnerabilities. It’s a model based on humans’ competitive instinct, something hackers turn to their advantage by competing with each other to win the biggest prize for a successful breach. By harnessing the similar competitive instincts of white hat hackers, the playing ground is somewhat leveled.
Some of Bugcrowd’s high-profile customers include Twilio, Atlassian, NETGEAR, and MasterCard.
Last but not least on the list of the most interesting companies at Infosec Europe, Bugcrowd’s crowdsourced testing looks to be a growing trend in the near future.
How do I meet the most interesting companies at Infosec?
When: 05 – 07 June 2018
Where: Olympia, London
What: Visitor or exhibitor, register and learn more here.
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