RSA Conference announces finalists for Innovation Sandbox Contest 2016

RSA 112RSA® Conference announced the 10 finalists for its annual Innovation Sandbox Contest on January 28. The competition is dedicated to encouraging out-of-the-box ideas and the exploration of new technologies that have the potential to transform the information security industry. Past winners include Sourcefire, Invincea, Appthority, and, most recently, Waratek.

On Monday, February 29, 2016, each of this year’s finalists demonstrate its technology to conference attendees, as well as a judging panel that includes Asheem Chandna, partner at Greylock Partners; Gerhard Eschelbeck, vice president of security and privacy engineering at Google; Renee Guttman, chief information security officer for Royal Caribbean International; Patrick Heim, head of trust and security at DropBox; and Paul Kocher, president and chief scientist of cryptography research division at Rambus. The finalists also deliver a short presentation to the judges, who determine “RSA Conference 2016’s Most Innovative Startup.”

The finalists (in alphabetical order) are:

Bastille Networks
illusive networks
Menlo Security
Skyport Systems
Versa Networks

“This year’s Innovation Sandbox Contest saw a record number of submissions representing an incredibly competitive group,” said Sandra Toms, vice president and curator for RSA Conference. “It’s inspiring each year to see the strength in submissions as it demonstrates how cybersecurity professionals are collaborating to present innovative solutions to help businesses protect themselves. These start-ups represent an elite group, and RSA Conference is thrilled to be able to provide them an opportunity to showcase their product to the cybersecurity community.”

“Technology innovation has always been critical to the security industry, and is even more important now as we continue to see the trend of high-level security breaches creep into areas not traditionally prone to attack like entertainment,” said Alexandra Ames, Senior Marketing Manager, TechCrunch. “We’re looking forward to this year’s finalists’ presentations to see what new techniques will be brought to the stage to help transform information security and help individuals, enterprises and organizations alike keep their data safe.”

Source: RSA Conference