CyberTech is one of the fastest growing sectors within the FinTech industry, with FinTech Global data showing investment in the space has grown 14 times since 2014 to reach $3.4 billion last year.
That surge in activity comes as financial services firms are increasingly moving toward digital operations and expanding their security budgets. According to a study by Gov.uk, finance and insurance firms increased their spending on cybersecurity by 23% year over year in 2019.
Given the huge rise in appetite for the sector, the CyberTech100 was produced to identify 100 innovative companies that every financial institution needs to know about when they consider and develop their information security and financial crime fighting strategies.
The standout companies were chosen by a panel of industry experts and analysts who reviewed a study of over 1,000 CyberTech companies. The solution providers making the final list were recognized for their innovative use of technology to solve a significant industry problem, or to generate cost savings or efficiency improvements across the security value chain.
"Now, more than ever, established financial institutions need to be aware of the latest security technology solutions in the market to protect their organizations from data leaks and cyberattacks," said Richard Sachar, director, Fintech. "The CyberTech100 list helps senior management filter through all the vendors in the market by highlighting the most innovative CyberTech companies in sectors such as threat management, data governance, cloud security, employee risk, and fraud prevention.”
The leading companies are listed below.
Cobwebs Technologies for providing law-enforcement-grade automated web intelligence solutions that enable financial institutions to drive safe, compliant business by delivering decision-quality insights
Enveil for protecting data in use to enable secure search, analytics, sharing, and collaboration
PQShield for leading the charge in post-quantum cryptography, from theory to deployment, providing quantum-secure cryptographic solutions for software, software/hardware co-design, and data in transit
Symphonic for allowing organizations to cost-effectively balance customer experience and access security by centralizing how business access policies are applied when users access data and services
Think Cyber Security for offering the next generation of security awareness, applying behavioral and learning science theory to deliver real-time and context-sensitive guidance, andreducing operational risk.
A full list of the CyberTech100 can be found at www.CyberTech100.com.