RSA Conference 2019 Asia Pacific & Japan Announces Finalists for Shark Tank®-style Innovation Program and Highly Promising Startups at Early Stage Expo

June, 25/2019 - 09:59
RSA Conference 2019 Asia Pacific & Japan Announces Finalists for Shark Tank®-style Innovation Program and Highly Promising Startups at Early Stage Expo

The RSAC Innovation Program partners with leading startup ecosystem players to offer platform for the region’s best and brightest talents to turn their ideas into full-scale, influential cybersecurity businesses


SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 26 June2019 - RSA Conference (RSAC), the world'sleading information security conferences and expositions, today announced its top three finalists for RSACLaunch Pad at RSAC 2019 APJ. RSACLaunch Pad is one ofthe major innovation programs that RSAC provides to the region'sfast-growing ecosystem of early- and growth-stage cybersecurity startups. On Wednesday, July 17, the finalistswill pitch their cybersecurity innovations to a panel consisting of twoestablished venture capitalists (VCs) and a Chief Information Security Officer(CISO), for an opportunity to advance their business to the next level.

To accelerate digital transformation and collaboration, andto help protect the expanding regional threat landscape, RSAC is committed toproviding a platform for innovative ideas that help to combat new and evolving threatsand introducing these ideas to the wider cybersecurity community.

The RSACLaunch Pad finalists (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Cydarm: Cydarm isrevitalizing the incident response plans of organizations through its casemanagement system. With a strong understanding of the need for extensivecollaboration and rapid communication with stakeholders outside of the securityoperations center (SOC), the company supports organizations in implementingbest practice within their incident response capabilities.
  • SecureStack: SecureStack offers arobust solution for organizations to build cloud infrastructure and automate theorchestration of data in their multi-cloud environments. The platform enablesenterprises to deliver agility across clouds and unlocks the ability to rapidlyinnovate amid the competitive landscape.
  • Strobes:Strobes' mission is to connect developers, security professionals and automatedscanners to find, prioritize and respond to vulnerabilities at the speed ofDevOps. Through an intuitive platform, the solution leverages analytics tostrengthen the security posture of organizations, thereby delivering value tothe C-suite.

The RSACLaunch Pad judges include industry leaders with deep experience on what ittakes to set a cybersecurity company up for global success. They include:

"Asia is leading the world in deployingnext-generation technologies that will profoundly shape our daily lives. Theneed to secure these technologies, from the deployment of 5G networks thatcould enable autonomous driving to the mass adoption of mobile payments throughunified QR codes, mean we need fresh approaches and solutions," said TobiasGondrom, Managing Director, Group Chief Information Security OfficerUnited Overseas Bank. "It is therefore ideal thatthis region pursues innovations that address its distinctive issues. I'm reallyexcited to be a part of RSAC's initiative to help these regional startupspromote their use cases and make an impact in the industry for years to come."

Additionally, the RSAC Early Stage Expo (ESE) offers 19 emerging startupsfrom Australia, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and Singapore a dedicated pavilionon the exhibition floor to showcase their innovations and meet enterprisedecision-makers across the global cybersecurity industry. RSAC ESE is enrichedby its partnership with regional organizations like ICE71, the region's first cybersecurity entrepreneur hub based inSingapore, AustralianCyber Security Growth Network, AustCyber who support the development ofa vibrant and globally competitive Australian cyber security sector, and IvyCamp, a US and India team aiming tocreate value in India's startup ecosystem. Leveraging emerging technologies likeAI and blockchain, these startups are addressing a variety of securitychallenges that organizations of all types and sizes are currently facing.

"Cybersecurity is one of the most dynamic areas of technologicaladvancement in the world today, which demands continuous innovation to tacklechallenges and take advantage of the enormous socioeconomic opportunities thatcome from trusted digital environments," said Michelle Price, Chief ExecutiveOfficer, AustCyber. "It is critically important to have programs like the RSAC ESEto support the emerging entrepreneurial talent and new solutions that can help allorganizations defend against malicious cyber activity. AustCyber is proud to besupporting the RSAC ESE as part of its mission to grow a globally competitiveAustralian cybersecurity sector, exporting market-ready solutions to the world."

"With the region's digital transformation spend set to hitUS$375.8 billion this year[1],it is essential that we continuously nurture cutting-edge capabilities tosecure our growing digital infrastructure and investments," said Linda NguyenSchindler, Programme Head, ICE71. "The RSAC ESE is the epicenter of inspirationfor cybersecurity in Asia. With a diverse mix of innovative startups on show,we hope to see fresh synergies from entrepreneurs striking partnerships with establishedcompanies to address our most pressing security requirements. As a partner ofRSAC, ICE71 is committed to helping these startups make a name for themselves inthe regional cybersecurity ecosystem."

Additional information and online registration details:

[1] IDC Asia / Pacific. IDCWorldwide Semiannual Digital Transformation Spending Guide. June 2019.

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