SINET announces 16 most innovative cybersecurity technologies of 2016

sinetSINET, a San Francisco, CA-based organization focused on advancing Cybersecurity innovation through global public-private collaboration, announced today the winners of its annual SINET 16 competition. The companies, which were selected from a pool of 82 applicants and nine different countries, including Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, Norway, Singapore, Sweden and the United Kingdom, represent a range of solution providers who are identifying cutting-edge technologies to address Cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities. The selected companies will share their work with buyers, builders, investors and researchers during the SINET Showcase on Nov. 2 – 3, 2016 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

The competition requires that revenues be under $15 million and this year’s applicant pool of early stage and emerging technology companies was the most competitive since SINET began this initiative seven years ago. The entries were evaluated in a two-stage process by the SINET Showcase Steering Committee, which was comprised of 100 Cybersecurity professionals, including chief security information officers from leading organizations worldwide, experts in government intelligence and defense agencies and distinguished venture capital firms specializing in security.


The following companies were selected as the 2016 SINET 16 Innovators:

BlackRidge Technology: BlackRidge provides an identity-based network and cyber security solution that authenticates identity and applies policy on the first packet of network sessions. This provides a new level of real-time protection that cloaks and protects servers, segments networks, and provides identity attribution.

Contrast Security, Inc: Contrast Security provides continuous protection of enterprise applications and services against both vulnerabilities and attacks. Contrast uses “deep security instrumentation” for unprecedented speed, accuracy, coverage, & scalability without experts or SLC changes. Think “New Relic for Security.”

CyberX: CyberX secures the Industrial Internet, providing real-time detection and deep insight into control systems’ vulnerabilities while ensuring business and operational continuity. With field-proven technology and accredited research, CyberX protects dozens of major industrial sites worldwide.

DataVisor: DataVisor is the only online fraud detection service utilizing unsupervised big data analytics to identify attack campaigns before they conduct any damage to consumer-facing online services.

Digital Shadows: Digital Shadows provides cyber situational awareness, through our SearchLight platform, which provides truly relevant, contextual intelligence and protects organizations against cyber attacks, loss of intellectual property, and loss of brand integrity by providing them an “attacker’s eye view.”

Interset: Interset provides an intelligent, accurate threat-detection solution. Interset detects threats through machine learning and advanced analytics running on a big-data platform, either on premise or in the cloud.

Menlo Security: Menlo Security protects organizations from cyber attacks by eliminating the threat of malware from Web and email with its patented Isolation Platform that easily scales for any size organization and requires no end point software, making it simple and cost effective to deploy.

Ntrepid Corporation (Passages): Passages provides a secure virtual browser that protects enterprises from all web-based attacks. By isolating browsing activity from the local computer and network, users can access any website and follow any link without the risk of infecting their machines or company infrastructure.

Phantom Cyber Corp.: Phantom is a security automation & orchestration platform that integrates existing security products to provide a layer of “connective tissue” between them. Phantom executes digital playbooks to achieve in seconds what may take hours to accomplish with the horde of products enterprises use daily.

Post-Quantum: Post-Quantum is a science-driven UK company with a mission to protect the world’s data by deploying secure and innovative authentication, communications, encryption and access technologies. Our modules are ready for use today, but will remain strong in the future, even with quantum computer threats.

Elastic/Prelert: Prelert provides behavioral analytics for IT security, IT operations and business operations teams. It analyzes massive amounts of log data, finds anomalies, links them together and lets the data tell the story behind advanced security threats, IT performance issues and business disruptions.

ProtectWise: ProtectWise™ is disrupting the security industry with its network security platform, that captures high fidelity network traffic, creates a lasting memory for the network, and delivers real time and retrospective alerting and analysis in a rich, innovative visualizer.

RiskSense: RiskSense is the leader in cyber risk management. We enable organizations to reveal cyber risk, quickly orchestrate remediation, and monitor the results. This is done by contextualizing internal security intelligence, external threat data, and business criticality across a growing attack surface.

SafeBreach: SafeBreach is a pioneer in continuous security validation. Our groundbreaking platform simulates breach methods with an extensive and growing Hacker’s Playbook™ of research and real-world investigative data to provide a “hacker’s view” of an enterprise’s security posture.

ThreatQuotient Inc: ThreatQuotient provides ThreatQ, a threat intelligence platform that centrally correlates unlimited external sources with internal security solutions for contextual, operationalized intelligence in one easy to comprehend view to help customers tailor indicators of compromise to their industry.

Vera: Vera is an enterprise data security and information rights management company that allows IT to secure, track and audit any type of digital information. With Vera, security and policy travels with the data, so enterprises can maintain visibility and control over who can access sensitive information.

“With the dramatic increase in attacks, we must be relentless in identifying and supporting innovative solutions. The SINET Showcase provides an excellent opportunity to highlight advanced technologies in order to stay ahead of our global adversaries,” says Robert Rodriguez, chairman and founder of SINET. “This year’s SINET 16 process was our most competitive yet, with many of the winners scoring just hundredths of a point ahead of other candidates.”


SINET Showcase provides a platform for the business of Cybersecurity to take place as emerging technology companies are able to present their solutions and connect with a select audience of nearly 400 venture capitalists, investment bankers as well as industry and government buyers. The program, which is supported by the Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate, also features commentary on the latest investment and Cybersecurity trends from the industry’s foremost experts. The program includes educational workshops, panel sessions, an interactive luncheon hour and a networking reception.

Source: SINET