The RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest brings out cybersecurity’s boldest new innovators who have made it their mission to minimize infosec risk. Each year, 10 finalists grab the spotlight for a three-minute pitch while demonstrating groundbreaking security technologies to the broader RSA Conference community. Since the start of the contest, the top 10 finalists have collectively seen over 73 acquisitions and raised over $11.46 billion in investments. (Source : RSA Conference )

RSA Innovation Sandbox is one of the platform where information security startups can showcase their research and innovation. For the past 16 years, it is working as interface for cybersecurity companies to promote their new technology and connect with venture capitalists, industry veterans and experts at RSA Conference. "RSAC Innovation Sandbox is widely recognized as a springboard for startups in our field and since 2005, the top 10 finalists have collectively celebrated over 69 acquisitions and received $9.8 billion in investments. Two previous finalists have also completed IPOs in the last two years: SentinelOne (2015) and SumoLogic (2012)," said Linda Gray Martin, Vice President, RSA Conference. (Reference)

This year, out of 10 finalists, RSA Conference awarded Talon as the Most Innovative Startup 2022 for creating a secure enterprise browser, which empowers organizations to simplify their security programs while providing a secure and improved hybrid work experience.



Process Of Selection

In the final round of the contest, each finalist has to give a presentation to jury panel (a team of industry experts). Jury team includes Dorit Dor (Chief Product Officer, Check Point Software Technologies), Niloofar Howe (Sr. Operating Partner, Energy Impact Partners), Paul Kocher (Independent Researcher), Shlomo Kramer (Co-founder and CEO, Cato Networks) and Christopher Young (Executive Vice President of Business Development Strategy and Ventures, Microsoft), Hugh Thompson (Program Committee Chair, RSA Conference). For more information about the current standing status and funding of the past finalists of RSA Innovation Sandbox, visit the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Leaderboard.



Top 10 finalists of RSA Innovation Sandbox 2022


Talon- Named as “RSAC Most Innovative Startup 2022”

Talon modernizes security programs and improves user experiences for hybrid work by delivering a secure browser purpose-built for the enterprise. The TalonWork browser gives customers the deep security visibility and control over SaaS applications needed to simplify security for the future of work.


BastionZero, Inc- Runner up at RSAC Innovation Sandbox 2022

BastionZero is a cloud service that offers engineering teams zero-trust access to their infrastructure (servers, clusters, databases, etc). They use novel cryptographic protocol design to ensure that a compromise of their service won't lead to a compromise of your infrastructure.



Araali Networks- Araali is a threat management solution for cloud-native environments. It can both detect as well as block threats. Powered by eBPF, you can enforce explicit policies for "who can do what" in your virtual private cloud, blocking malicious code from establishing a backdoor or accessing your services.



Cado Security- Cado Security provides a cloud investigation platform. Designed to bring incident response into the cloud era, Cado Response delivers forensic-level detail into cloud, container and serverless environments. Cado empowers security teams to investigate and respond at cloud speed.



Cycode- Cycode is a software supply chain security solution that provides visibility, security, and integrity across the SDLC. Cycode integrates with DevOps tools and infrastructure to harden security postures, implement consistent governance, detect threats, and reduce the risk of breaches.




Dasera- Dasera is pioneering DataGovOps to solve the challenges of protecting data at scale while empowering employees with more data. They operationalize data governance by continually monitoring context and automatically integrating security and compliance throughout the data lifecycle.



Lightspin- Lightspin's graph-based platform reduces the time, cost, and resources DevOps and security teams need to keep their cloud stack secure. By identifying critical attack paths, Lightspin connects the dots between disparate security issues to prioritize and remediate critical issues that matter most, from build time to runtime and operations.




Neosec- Neosec is reinventing application security by bringing XDR techniques to protecting APIs. Its SaaS platform gives security professionals visibility into behavior across their entire API estate. Neosec discovers all your APIs, analyzes their behavior, and stops threats lurking inside.




Sevco Security- Sevco Security is a cloud-native asset intelligence platform providing visibility to all assets, users and applications both on-premise and in the cloud, creating a comprehensive and reliable source of truth for better decision making. Its patented telemetry engine finds and reduces security and IT risk.




Torq- Torq is a no-code automation platform for security teams. Limitless connectivity, drag & drop editing, and hundreds of templates make it easy to automate any process. Security teams from large organizations to cutting edge startups trust Torq to help them minimize complexity and maximize protection.


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