World Economic Forum on Wednesday announced its selection of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers of 2017. Companies were selected for their potential to significantly impact business and society through new technologies, and advance the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Cymmetria, a developer of comprehensive cyber deception solutions, made it to the selection for its contributions in the field of cybersecurity
Palo Alto, June 14, 2017 – Cymmetria, the startup that is changing the asymmetry of cybersecurity, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers,” a selection of the world’s most innovative companies. Cymmetria offers a dynamic cyber deception solution that helps organizations defend their valuable assets from ever-changing cyber threats.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers community are early-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development, and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society. The 30 technology pioneers that made it to the final selection are active in artificial intelligence, augmented reality, autonomous vehicles, biotechnology, blockchain, cybersecurity, the (industrial) Internet of things, and other pioneering technologies.
“We welcome Cymmetria in this group of extraordinary pioneers,” says Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. “We hope that thanks to this selection, the World Economic Forum can facilitate greater collaboration with business leaders, governments, civil society, and other relevant individuals to accelerate the development of technological solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.”
“Being acknowledged as a pioneer by the World Economic Forum is a great honor,” said Cymmetria Founder and CEO, Gadi Evron. “Our technology changes the very economics of cybersecurity. Having the World Economic Forum choose us as one of the most unique technologies in the world reaffirms our approach, and strengthens our commitment to making the Internet safe and secure. We want to use this award to take the next step as a company and engage with stakeholders in government and society, as well as in business.”
The Technology Pioneers were selected by a selection committee of more than 60 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and corporate executives. Notable members of the committee include Geoffrey Moore (Adviser, Geoffrey Moore Consulting, USA), Yossi Vardi (Chairman, International Technologies, Israel), and Lee Sang-Yup (Distinguished Professor and Dean, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea). The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact, and leadership. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Scribd, Spotify, Twitter, and Wikimedia.
All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here: http://wef.ch/techpioneers17
More information on past winners can be found here.
About Cymmetria: Cymmetria is a startup offering a pioneering cyber deception solution, based on breadcrumbs and decoys that lead attackers away from valuable targets. Cymmetria’s deception products give organizations the ability to detect lateral movement inside the perimeter, automate incident response, and mitigate attacks, and the company also offers deception as a service. Founded in 2014 by security expert Gadi Evron, Cymmetria is changing the asymmetry of cybersecurity, tilting the traditional security odds so that hackers are the ones left vulnerable.
About World Economic Forum: The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas. (www.weforum.org)