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    Annual contest honors innovators who have made it their mission to minimize infosec risk

    BEDFORD, Mass.--()--RSA® Conference, the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, today announces the 10 finalists for its annual RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest. The competition is dedicated to providing innovative startups a platform to showcase their groundbreaking technologies that have the potential to transform the information security industry. Past winners include companies such as Phantom, Invincea, UnifyID and, most recently, BigID.

    On Monday, March 4, the Top 10 finalists listed below will present a three-minute quick-pitch followed by Q&A with a panel of judges to try to win the coveted “Most Innovative Start Up” at RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco. RSAC Innovation Sandbox judges include industry experts with unique insights into what will set a company up for success: Asheem Chandna, Partner, Greylock Partners; Patrick Heim, Operating Partner and Chief Information Security Officer, ClearSky; Niloofar Razi Howe, Cybersecurity Entrepreneur and Investor; Shlomo Kramer, CEO and Co-Founder, Cato Networks; and Richard Seiersen, CISO, Author and Advisor. Dr. Herbert (Hugh) Thompson is returning to emcee the contest.

    The finalists (in alphabetical order) are:

    Arkose Labs
    Arkose Labs solve multi-million-dollar online fraud problems for major global businesses in sectors including online marketplaces, travel, banking, social media, ticketing and online gaming. Its bilateral approach combines global telemetry with a patent pending enforcement challenge that stops fraud without false positives and without friction for users.

    Axonius is the leading cybersecurity asset management platform providing actionable visibility and policy enforcement for all assets and users. Integrated with 100+ management and security solutions, companies like the New York Times use Axonius to ensure that all assets are secure.

    Capsule8 is the industry’s first real-time, zero-day exploit detection platform purpose-built for Linux production environments – whether containerized, virtualized or bare metal. Capsule8 automatically detects and shuts down exploits in real-time without adding any risk to production infrastructure.

    CloudKnox Security
    CloudKnox Security Platform introduces a non-intrusive and automated way to manage human and non-human identity privileges across hybrid cloud environments using Activity-based Authorization. It empowers security teams to proactively address accidental and malicious credential misuse by continuously detecting and mitigating identity risk.

    DisruptOps, Inc.
    DisruptOps provides continuous control of cloud infrastructure by rapidly detecting and automatically remediating security and operational issues. It makes SecOps possible with efficient, effective and scalable automation and orchestration of cloud security across platforms and services.

    Duality Technologies
    Led by world-renowned cryptographers and data science experts, Duality offers SecurePlusTM, a game-changing data privacy solution that enables secure data collaboration, privacy-preserving analytics and AI on data while it’s encrypted – providing insights without exposing the data itself.

    Eclypsium, Inc.
    Eclypsium defends the firmware and hardware layer of laptops, servers and network infrastructure. The technology proactively finds weaknesses, mitigates risk and defends against threats like firmware implants and backdoors, providing an active defense against the most sophisticated threats on an attack surface generally unseen by traditional security.

    Salt Security
    Salt Security protects the APIs that are the core of every SaaS, web, mobile, microservices and IoT application. Its AI-powered API Protection Platform is the industry’s first patented solution to prevent the next generation of API attacks, using behavioral protection.

    ShiftLeft Inc
    ShiftLeft mission is to make application security fast, exhaustive, customizable, fully automated and devoid of a need for human intervention. ShiftLeft products (Inspect, Protect and Ocular) can be used to analyze, protect and audit software code in an automated and exhaustive manner.

    WireWheel helps people protect privacy. Through an intuitive platform to manage privacy programs at scale, companies can quickly and efficiently demonstrate their commitment to privacy and trust. WireWheel supports all phases of a privacy management program, including data inventory and mapping, collaboration, vendor risk management and more.

    “This event provides startups a platform like no other to showcase their technology and vision to the larger cybersecurity community, which can quickly evolve into increased visibility, validation and funding for the company,” said Niloofar Razi Howe, Cybersecurity Entrepreneur and Investor. “For years, the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest has propelled companies to success, helping them make a lasting mark in the infosec space. Over the past five years alone, the Top 10 contestants have raised more than $2 billion in investments, proving the technologies presented on the ISB stage address real-life, real-time cybersecurity issues in innovative and revolutionary ways, which the industry so desperately needs right now.”

    The contest will be hosted for a second year at the Marriott Marquis - Yerba Buena Ballroom. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. PT on March 4 and the winners will be announced at 4:30 p.m. PT the same day.

    More information regarding RSA Conference 2019, including the names of the investors and finalists for the inaugural RSAC Launch Pad to be released February 19, can be found at:

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