Security Innovation Network (SINET) Announces Its 2014 Top 16 Emerging Cybersecurity Companies

Winners to Introduce New Technologies at SINET Showcase in Washington, DC, Dec. 3 – 4, 2014

SINET Showcase 2014

SAN FRANCISCO--()--The Security Innovation Network™ (SINET), an organization focused on advancing Cybersecurity innovation through public-private collaboration, announced today the winners of its annual SINET 16 competition. The companies, which were selected from a pool of 180 applicants from around the world, represent a range of Cybersecurity 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 Dec. 3 – 4, 2014 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 the initiative six years ago. The entries were vetted in a two-stage process by the SINET Showcase Steering Committee, which was comprised of 60 security experts drawn from government, academia and the private sector.


The following companies were selected as the 2014 SINET 16 Innovators:

Click Security focuses on advanced threat detection, offering solutions that provide security visibility, automatically build rich context around otherwise independent and inconclusive product alerts, detect attack activity missed by traditional security products, and automate the hunt for the unknown.

Contrast Security brings continuous application security to the enterprise by identifying security vulnerabilities in real-time at portfolio scale.

CrowdStrike is a global provider of security technologies and services focused on identifying advanced threats and targeted attacks.

Cylance, Inc. is the first company to apply artificial intelligence, algorithmic science and machine learning to Cybersecurity that improves the way companies, governments and end users proactively solve the world’s most difficult security problems.

Cyphort, Inc. is an innovative provider of Advanced Threat Protection solutions that deliver a complete defense against current and emerging Advanced Persistent Threats, targeted attacks and zero day vulnerabilities.

GuruCul is a security risk intelligence provider, featuring GuruCul Risk Analytics (GRA), an Identity-Centric Behavioral Risk Intelligence platform that helps organizations efficiently prevent insider threat and fraud and protect intellectual property and regulated information.

Interset provides a highly intelligent and accurate insider and targeted outsider threat detection solution that unlocks the power of behavioral analytics, machine learning and big data to provide the fastest, most flexible and affordable way for IT teams of all sizes to operate a data protection program.

Norse Corporation focuses on live attack intelligence, delivering continuously updated Internet and Darknet intel that helps organizations detect and block attacks that other systems miss.

PFP Cybersecurity provides a unique, anomaly-based Cybersecurity threat detection technology that can find any cyber intrusion in any device, including active and dormant attacks.

PhishMe, Inc. provides threat management for organizations concerned about human susceptibility to advanced targeted attacks by enabling employees to identify, report, and mitigate spear phishing, malware, and drive-by threats.

Pwnie Express provides simple and scalable asset discovery, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing solutions for remote sites and all wireless spectrums.

SecureRF Corporation provides cryptographic security solutions for wireless sensors, embedded systems and other devices where little or no security currently exists.

Shape Security has developed advanced technology that defends against attacks from malware, botnets and scripts by constantly re-shaping the web code.

Skyhigh Networks is a Cloud Visibility and Enablement Company that enables organizations to adopt cloud services with appropriate security, compliance, and governance.

vArmour is a data center security company designed to protect the data of enterprises and service providers from advanced attackers and lateral moving threats.

ZeroFOX is a social risk management company that enables organizations to identify, manage and mitigate information security risk introduced through social media.

"I am proud and excited to once again partner with the DHS S&T Directorate as we recognize this year's SINET 16 Innovators,” says Robert Rodriguez, Chairman and Founder of SINET. “Only 16 companies were selected out of 180 applications by our esteemed committee so they might present their innovative solutions on stage in front of 400 investors builders, buyers and researchers. Of our four programs each year, Silicon Valley, New York City, Washington DC and London, the Showcase is my favorite as it has a clear deliverable in our mission to advance innovation in the Cybersecurity domain."

"The continued robust investment and M&A activity are strong bellwethers that we are not only experiencing an exciting period in our lives but are a true testament to the dynamics of the Cybersecurity market, which highlights the continued need for innovative and hopeful solutions."


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.

To register for SINET Showcase and to see a complete list of speakers and a program agenda, visit


SINET is a community builder and strategic advisor whose mission is to advance innovation and enable global collaboration between the public and private sectors to defeat Cybersecurity threats. Its 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 buyers, builders, researchers and investors. For more information, visit Connect with us on Twitter at @SINETconnection and follow all the news about this year’s SINET 16 and Showcase event with #SINET16 and #SINETDC.


Sara Durr, 202/215.1811

Release Summary

SINET announces the winners of its SINET 16 competition. The companies are Cybersecurity solution providers who are identifying cutting-edge technologies to address Cybersecurity threats.


Sara Durr, 202/215.1811