Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on cybersecurity solutions. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we want to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising cybersecurity startups.
Heat Map: 5 Top Cybersecurity Startups
Using our StartUs Insights Platform, covering 1.116.000+ startups & emerging companies, we looked at innovation in the field of cybersecurity. For this research, we identified 54 relevant solutions and picked 5 to showcase below. These companies were chosen based on a data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, and technology among others. Depending on your specific criteria, the top picks might look entirely different.
The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 startups & emerging companies developing cybersecurity solutions for critical infrastructure. Moreover, the Heat Map reveals regions that observe a high startup activity and illustrates the geographic distribution of all 54 companies we analyzed for this specific topic.
Mission Secure – Oil & Gas
The oil & gas industry is one of the backbones of the global economy. Anything that negatively impacts this industry creates imbalances between supply and demand resulting in a domino effect across multiple regions. While physical scenarios are subject to many random events, implementing cybersecurity software ensures the prevention of cyberattacks of any kind.
US-based company Mission Secure provides both hardware and software for cybersecurity, deployed via a plug-and-play system. While the software suite is designed to handle a range of cyberattack techniques, the hardware is also equally rugged to work in a wide temperature range. Besides, Mission Secure structurally strengthened its hardware with military-grade materials, including specific fail-safe measures.
Threatspan – Maritime Logistics
The world’s logistical network relies on the regular operation of the maritime industry. A significantly large percentage of the world’s logistics transportation is carried out by sea, which makes this sector’s continued operation a crucial part of the global economy. The sheer size of maritime logistics also means that vast amounts of data are generated across different systems, which all contain vital information that is valuable for hackers.
Singaporean startup Threatspan is a specialist in cybersecurity for maritime transport activities. Their platform serves as a fleet management software system along with a suite of cybersecurity features to detect unauthorized intrusions, and a sensor to constantly monitor a vessel. In total, Threatspan creates a secure cyber environment for maritime operators.
Swimlane – Power Grids
The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) has resulted in many older technological infrastructures to modernize their capabilities with limited restructuring or reconfiguration. Sensors and other hardware in critical infrastructure such as power grids provide potential access points for hacking and other cyber-attacks. Power grids are therefore in need of regular malware, software and, hardware updates to ensure that the power grid is safe.
US-based company Swimlane provides an automation system that handles any alert generated on the power grid. Their SOAR platform automatically analyzes and develops a solution for malicious attacks on grid systems. Furthermore, it provides reports and dedicated dashboards in terms of the threats handled to develop countermeasures for future use.
Aperio – Large-Scale Industrial Facilities
With the increasing capability of technology developed for critical infrastructure and large-scale industrial objects, there is also the need to improve the security level of these facilities. The cost associated with developing cybersecurity solutions for each area of critical infrastructure or large-scale industrial amenities is high, which is where machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) step in to address these cybersecurity needs and act as a general solution.
Israeli startup Aperio is a cybersecurity specialist for the protection of critical infrastructure and large-scale industrial facilities. Aperio develops a machine learning-based security system that collects data generated from various sensors. The security system accurately and continually analyzes data in real-time to determine if there are any anomalies from external attackers.
Cloudbric – Blockchain
The transfer of data over the Internet and via Blockchain is rising every day due to advancements in technology. This increase in traffic results in an increase in potential points of entry for hackers to steal confidential data from critical infrastructure systems. The need for cybersecurity and continuous updating of security protocols rises from the importance of critical infrastructure companies and their public domains on the internet.
South Korean startup Cloudbric is a company with expertise in cybersecurity. Their protection platform has a variety of security features, such as deep learning and 24/7 real-time malicious scam protection, among others. The unique trait of their platform is a patented “VISION” system which collects extensive data about threats from other partners and members who use the cybersecurity suite and processes that information to improve the general database of threats.
What About The Other 49 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence so you can achieve your goals faster. The 5 cybersecurity startups showcased above are promising examples out of 54 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria, get in touch.