The US continues to be a global leader in cyber security and we owe that to the multitude of cyber security startups kickstarting their way onto the scene. This economic space is worth approximately $20 billion now and is set to increase, by the truckload.
In the wake of all the cyber-attacks this year we wanted to cover some of the top cyber security startups out there to give insight into how you can protect yourself and your business.
Baffle was founded in 2015 in Santa Clara, California. It’s essentially encryption as a service. Baffle take all of your data and encrypt it as soon as it’s produced. This security tool can be deployed on private or public servers and it’s powerful. The idea is to never have unencrypted data lying around for hackers to get a hold of.
This innovative startup was founded in 2015 in San Jose, California. Balbix calculates the risk of a cyber security attack across all of your equipment and online properties and displays the information for you on a visual and clickable heat map. The app analyses the danger of breach of any device - desktop, mobile, and tablet. It’s a user-friendly goldmine for any company, large or small.
This startup yet again, founded in 2015 in San Jose, California.
CryptoMove is fantasticly innovative and it’s exactly what it sounds like, it’s cyber security that’s always on the move. Their software takes encrypted information and keeps it in motion. It keeps changing the location of your data by storing it in small chunks on multiple servers. By decentralizing data, cryptocurrency is much more secure.
This company was founded in 2014 in Redwood City, California. Elastic Beam uses artificial intelligence to examine APIs and seek out vulnerabilities. Hackers often use APIs to infiltrate companies, so this startup is perfect for that extra layer of protection and on top of that, the entire system is executed through an AI system.
Created in 2014 in Santa Clara, California, MagicCube provides security for IoT devices. This can be a literal life saver, if for example, a cyber security breach occurs in smart heart monitors. Smart devices are a rapidly developing industry so solutions such as MagicCube are essential.
This company originated in 2014 in San Mateo, California and it detects bot activity using AI. Whilst hackers can use a bot to scan your whole site and find vulnerabilities, PerimeterX can combat that by displaying all malicious and normal activity on the site, in real time.
Xage was founded in 2016 in Palo Alto, California, and it’s a blockchain security company for IoT devices. This tool distributes data in a secure and private way across a network for smart devices, thereby creating a tamper-proof blockchain-protected security network.
To recap, there are endless high-end technologies out there that can help companies protect themselves from cyber threats. There are companies that provide encryption, move your data in small bites all around the internet, and even some that use AI and blockchain technology to provide an extra layer of vigilance and defense.