Infosecurity North America Announces ‘Innovative Start-Up Company of the Year’ Competition

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Cybersecurity Startups to Present Innovative Product Offerings to Panel of Venture Capital Judges at Expo & Conference

Infosecurity Group, the global knowledge hub for the information security community, today announced the “Innovative Start-Up Company of the Year” competition at the second annual Infosecurity North America 2018 Expo and Conference, which takes place from November 14 - 15 at the Javits Convention Center in New York. The competition will occur from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the Infosecurity Magazine Networking Lounge.

The competition will take place at the Infosecurity North America Start-Up Zone, a dedicated area featuring a concentration of companies new to the information security industry. Each participating company will have the opportunity to pitch their innovative product or service to a panel of venture capitalists. The winner will be announced following the presentations and promoted through press, social media and on the Infosecurity Magazine website, which boasts an audience of over 160,000 subscribers.

This year’s participants are as follows:

  • Exponam: A secure, portable, and tamper-proof way to share and explore data. Exponam .BIG files are ultra secure (AES-256; salted SHA-256; multi-factor enabled with dynamic central rights administration) enabling secure data access beyond an organization's security perimeter. The files make exploration of 100s of millions of rows simple and instantaneous in a spreadsheet view.
  • Kisi: Provides cloud-based door access control systems leveraging mobile and physical credentials. Integrating into the IT and security stack allows to use SSO, 2FA and directory integrations for your office doors.
  • Meta Networks: As enterprises migrate applications, storage, and workloads to the cloud, and employees are increasingly remote and mobile, the conventional LAN/WAN paradigm is breaking down. Meta Networks is the zero-trust alternative to VPN for secure remote access to any application, anywhere.
  • Sixgill: A cyber threat intelligence company that covertly & automatically analyzes Deep & Dark Web activity detecting & preventing cyber-attacks & sensitive data leaks before they occur. Utilizing advanced algorithms, Sixgill’s cyber intelligence platform provides organizations with continuous monitoring, prioritized real time alerts and actionable intelligence.

“We’re excited to learn about the latest cyber security innovations from these on-the-rise companies,” said competition judge, Rick Grinnell, Founder and Managing Partner, Glasswing Ventures. “The security industry is a constantly evolving field and companies within the industry must be agile and on the cutting edge of the growing threat landscape in order to address the needs of their customers. This competition is sure to bring out the most innovative new companies to the market.”

Companies can exhibit in the Start-Up Zone if they were founded after November 14, 2013, and generate less than $500k annually. They also must be privately or venture capital-owned. Signing up as a Start-Up Zone exhibitor differentiates young companies on the floor plan and provides an opportunity to exhibit at Infosecurity North America at a lower cost.

“We’re fully-committed to innovation within the cyber security industry,” said John Hyde, Exhibition Director. “With this competition, we hope to give smaller cybersecurity organizations the opportunity to show off their latest offerings and give the winner the type of exposure that could help catapult them to the next level of growth.”

For more information about both the competition and to sign up for the conference, please visit

About Infosecurity Group
With 23 years of experience in providing year-round education and networking opportunities for visitors, solution-providers and thought-leaders alike, the Infosecurity Group looks to bring the global infosecurity community together in person, in print and online. Featuring the award-winning Infosecurity Magazine as well as 8 established events all around the globe, our purpose is to help you find “everyone and everything you need to know about information security.”

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