By Bob Gourley
Security ecosystem influencers will convene to identify innovation, connect for collaboration and explore new opportunities for critical infrastructure protection
San Francisco, Calif. – November 4, 2013 – The Security Innovation NetworkTM (SINET), an organization focused on advancing Cybersecurity innovation through public-private collaboration, today announced the 2013 SINET 16 Innovators, who will share their innovative solutions at the annual SINET Showcase on December 4 – 5, 2013 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.
The program, supported by the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate, received one hundred and fifteen application submissions from early stage and emerging technology companies, with the guideline that their revenues be under $15 million. These entries were carefully vetted in a two-stage process by the SINET Showcase Steering Committee comprised of 66 leaders from the government, industry, investment and academic communities.
This year’s application pool was the most competitive grouping since SINET began this initiative five years ago. SINET noted an increase in the number of solutions focused on situational awareness and security management systems, while access control, mobile applications and network security were significantly represented. SINET also saw trending towards emerging security solutions to protect and secure the Internet-of-Things applications and Internet ecosystems.
The SINET Showcase, a public private partnership initiative, was created to identify and share innovative and potentially disruptive Cybersecurity technologies among the audience of buyers and influencers from the investment, research, commercial, civilian, defense and intelligence communities.
The 2013 SINET 16 Innovators
The SINET 16 Innovators are creative entrepreneurs who are accelerating new ways to solve security threats and vulnerabilities. The following companies were selected as The 2013 SINET 16 Innovators:
Mobile System 7
Nok Nok Labs, Inc.
Robert Rodriguez, Chairman and Founder of SINET
“The traditional corporate debate of ‘build versus buy’ is no longer a debate. It’s a buy market being driven by a dynamic attack environment. As a result, the importance of accelerating innovation is imperative, not only for the entrepreneur, but also for a higher calling – the national security and economic interests of our country,” said, Robert Rodriguez, Chairman and Founder of SINET. “We congratulate the SINET 16 for helping shape, influence and impacting the future of the Cybersecurity domain.”
Ted Schlein, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
“It’s an exciting time as innovation in Cybersecurity continues to accelerate. SINET’s Showcase has become a critical, national forum for the sharing of ideas and an on- going dialogue between private sector entrepreneurs and public sector leaders,” said Ted Schlein, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Nadia Short, Vice President and General Manager of the Cyber and Intelligence Solutions division at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
“SINET understands the importance of building a foundation of collaboration and sharing between the public and private sectors,” said Nadia Short, Vice President and General Manager of the Cyber and Intelligence Solutions division at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. “In sharing that vision with SINET, we both work to connect companies with innovative capabilities and cyber integrators to create powerful solutions that keep our enterprises safe from cyber adversaries.”
Attendees of the 2013 SINET Showcase will be able to collaborate during:
- Signature high level networking receptions, “it is all about the people”
- High-profile panel sessions on the latest investment and Cybersecurity trends
- Technology demonstrations by the SINET 16 Innovators
- Pre-show half-day informative and educational workshops
- One-on-one appointments with Government officials and representatives from
the venture capital and investment bank communities.
SINET 16 2013: http://www.security-innovation.org/showcase2013/Showcase2013-SINET_16.htm
SINET Showcase Agenda, December 4-5, 2013, National Press Club in D.C.: http://www.security-innovation.org/showcase2013/Showcase2013-Agenda.htm
SINET on Twitter @SINETconnection (#SINET)
About the Security Innovation NetworkTM
SINET is a community builder and a strategic advisor whose mission is to advance innovation and enable global collaboration between the public and private sectors to defeat Cybersecurity threats. It’s public-private partnership events are supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate. SINET also offers Advisory Services and a Membership Program that have helped build thousands of relationships and delivered value across a broad spectrum of the security community to include builders, buyers, researchers, and investors. For more information visit www.security-innovation.org