RSA opens this afternoon, with its welcome reception. Before that, however, comes the annual Innovation Sandbox, in which ten security startups compete in one of the industry's most credible and interesting recognition programs.
The ten companies in this year's Sandbox include:
- Arkose Labs uses global telemetry and enforcement technology to prevent online fraud.
- Axonius is a cybersecurity asset management platform that provides a unified view of all devices within an organization's environment, including cloud, IoT, and BYOD assets.
- Capsule8 provides a real-time, zero-day exploit detection platform for Linux production environments.
- CloudKnox Security uses activity-based authorization to provide identity and privilege management for hybrid cloud environments.
- DisruptOps provides a cloud-native SaaS-based cloud management platform which automatically detects and fixes security, operational, and economic issues in cloud environments.
- Duality Technologies' SecurePlus™ platform uses high-performance homomorphic encryption to allow advanced computations and analytics on encrypted data.
- Eclypsium provides hardware and firmware protection that identifies and defends against device-level vulnerabilities.
- Salt Security provides real-time, behavior-based protection against logic-based API attacks.
- ShiftLeft's Ocular examines software artifacts to identify technical and business logic vulnerabilities, as well as detecting data leaks from source code.
- WireWheel is a cloud-based data privacy and protection platform to help organizations comply with privacy regulations like GDPR and CCPA.
In addition to the Innovation Sandbox, RSAC is offering a new program this year, the Launch Pad. Three young companies have been selected to pitch themselves to a panel of three venture capitalists with extensive backgrounds in security sector investment: Enrique Salem, Ted Schlein, and Theresia Gouw. The inaugural Launch Pad companies (we list them here alphabetically) include NuID (which offers a "trustles identification solution based on blockchain technology and zero knowledge cryptography, a contribution to post-password authentication technology), Spherical Defense (which specializes in automated, unsupervised anomaly detection informed by machine learning, offering an alternative to web application firewalls and legacy API security tools), and Styra (next-generation authorization that promises security and compliance in the cloud stack that can simplify and enable faster development). The Launch Pad pitches will be held tomorrow morning.