The Cyber Startup Observatory© goal
The Cyber Startup Observatory© is an initiative to support cybersecurity startups globally by promoting their brands, products and solutions and connecting them with the financial services, healthcare, e-commerce, critical infrastructure, public sector, manufacturing, technology & consulting, law enforcement and education verticals. The end goal is to foster cybersecurity entrepreneurship to create a safer digital world and society.
Our goal is to help startups with the promotion of their ideas, solutions and products, within industries which at times might seem complex, inaccessible or difficult to navigate for entrepreneurs lacking specific insight from the institution / corporation or the market where it operates.
We endeavour to cooperate with the startups to fill that gap, working with entrepreneurs, financial institutions, governments, regulators and all key stakeholders together, in order to achieve a safer digital World.
Our first Cyber Startup Observatory© is dedicated to the Israeli cybersecurity ecosystem.
The process of creating this observatory has been very interesting and exciting. We have conducted comprehensive research and invited several Israeli startups which we consider to have amazing solutions to help banks, insurers and other financial institutions to win the battle against the bad guys.
This research started with visits from our chief editor to Tel Aviv and Be’er Sheva, the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel and probably one of the top innovation centers in cybersecurity in the world.
During that visit, we had the opportunity to witness first-hand how seriously the Startup Nation takes cybersecurity, in particular in financial services, the CERT-IL being a fantastic example. We were impressed by the dynamic collaboration between the private sector, the universities, the government and the entrepreneurs to come up with unique ideas, solutions and thriving companies.
We have included some of those innovative startups in this observatory and will continue to do so in future editions covering not only Israel but all the hubs of cybersecurity innovation in the world including the UK, France, Germany, US, Singapore, Brazil, Japan, China, Australia to name just a few.
How the Cyber Startup Observatory© e-book and the website are organized
The Observatory© provides valuable insight, covering hot topics in the industry such as artificial intelligence and machine learning and its role in cybersecurity, cyber risk management, behavioral biometrics, crisis management, IoT or more specific and less well-known issues like IP hijacking.
Our goal with these articles is to bring awareness to the community of the complexity and seriousness of the challenge we are facing in a way that is simple, easy to understand and digest. It is not the purpose of this publication to dig deeper into the technologies, to describe machine learning algorithms or to enumerate and cover advanced persistent threats (APT) in detail. We believe there are sufficient technical publications pursuing that goal.
Following each article, we include a selection of innovative startups with some level of detail of their solutions, value propositions, links to demos, partners, awards, footprint in financial services and all the information that might be helpful for a decision maker or an influencer involved in a cybersecurity initiative, whether it is a RFI, RFP or simply for education purposes.
The Observatory© also includes resources, helpful for industry practitioners, for example, cybersecurity landscape slides, which we commit to keep updated and for this process to be effective, we call on all the startups to collaborate. This collaboration is going to be instrumental to realize the potential of the Observatory©.
Moreover, our team commit to regularly add to the observatories, but also to this website, brief training materials, to enable industry executives and practitioners to grasp cybersecurity concepts in a 10 minutes read. The end goal is to bring awareness to cybersecurity issues, challenges and solutions in an easy to digest way.
Finally, considering that the cybersecurity industry is quite dynamic, we will be covering new trends, directions, evolutions, disruptions, collaboration models between private and public sector and other such initiatives to help our readers understand where the industry is going and for evident reasons we will do so analyzing the global landscape. For this reason, it is instrumental to engage with all the major stakeholders across all innovation hubs: as the threat landscape is global and coordinated, the cybersecurity community fighting the threats, needs to be coordinated too, sharing insight, tools and intelligence. We are going to collaborate for this common goal with our modest and humble contribution.
All the components referred are signposted in the Observatory© with the following tabs:
While you read this introduction, our team is working on the next Cyber Startup Observatory©.