RSA Conference 2019 Asia Pacific & Japan Announces Finalists for Shark Tank®-style Innovation Program and Highly Promising Startups at Early Stage Expo

The RSAC Innovation Program partners with leading startup ecosystem players to offer platform for the region’s best and brightest talents to turn their ideas into full-scale, influential cybersecurity businesses


SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 26 June
2019 -
RSA Conference (RSAC), the world's
leading information security conferences and expositions, today announced its top three finalists for
Launch Pad at RSAC 2019 APJ
Launch Pad is
one of
the major innovation programs
that RSAC provides to the region's
fast-growing ecosystem of early- and growth-stage cybersecurity startups. On Wednesday, July 17, the finalists
will pitch their cybersecurity innovations to a panel consisting of two
established venture capitalists (VCs) and a Chief Information Security Officer
(CISO), for an opportunity to advance their business to the next level.

To accelerate digital transformation and collaboration, and
to help protect the expanding regional threat landscape, RSAC is committed to
providing a platform for innovative ideas that help to combat new and evolving threats
and introducing these ideas to the wider cybersecurity community.

Launch Pad finalists
(in alphabetical order) are:

  • Cydarm: Cydarm is
    revitalizing the incident response plans of organizations through its case
    management system. With a strong understanding of the need for extensive
    collaboration and rapid communication with stakeholders outside of the security
    operations center (SOC), the company supports organizations in implementing
    best practice within their incident response capabilities.
  • SecureStack: SecureStack offers a
    robust solution for organizations to build cloud infrastructure and automate the
    orchestration of data in their multi-cloud environments. The platform enables
    enterprises to deliver agility across clouds and unlocks the ability to rapidly
    innovate amid the competitive landscape.
  • Strobes:
    Strobes' mission is to connect developers, security professionals and automated
    scanners to find, prioritize and respond to vulnerabilities at the speed of
    DevOps. Through an intuitive platform, the solution leverages analytics to
    strengthen the security posture of organizations, thereby delivering value to
    the C-suite.

Launch Pad judges
include industry leaders with deep experience on what it
takes to set a cybersecurity company up for global success. They include:

  • Tobias
    , Chief Information Security Officer, United Overseas Bank
  • Deepak
    Managing Director, Dell
    Technologies Capital
  • Matthias
    , Chief Executive Officer, Fund Technologies Pte Ltd

"Asia is leading the world in deploying
next-generation technologies that will profoundly shape our daily lives. The
need to secure these technologies, from the deployment of 5G networks that
could enable autonomous driving to the mass adoption of mobile payments through
unified QR codes, mean we need fresh approaches and solutions," said Tobias
Gondrom, Managing Director, Group
Chief Information Security OfficerUnited Overseas Bank. "It is therefore ideal that
this region pursues innovations that address its distinctive issues. I'm really
excited to be a part of RSAC's initiative to help these regional startups
promote their use cases and make an impact in the industry for years to come."

Additionally, the RSAC Early Stage Expo (ESE) offers 19 emerging startups
from Australia, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and Singapore a dedicated pavilion
on the exhibition floor to showcase their innovations and meet enterprise
decision-makers across the global cybersecurity industry. RSAC ESE is enriched
by its partnership with regional organizations like
ICE71, the region's first cybersecurity entrepreneur hub based in
, Australian
Cyber Security Growth Network,
AustCyber who support the development of
a vibrant and globally competitive Australian cyber security sector, and
IvyCamp, a US and India team aiming to
create value in India's startup ecosystem.
Leveraging emerging technologies like
AI and blockchain, these startups are addressing a variety of security
challenges that organizations of all types and sizes are currently facing.

"Cybersecurity is one of the most dynamic areas of technological
advancement in the world today, which demands continuous innovation to tackle
challenges and take advantage of the enormous socioeconomic opportunities that
come from trusted digital environments," said Michelle Price, Chief Executive
Officer, AustCyber. "It is critically important to have programs like the RSAC ESE
to support the emerging entrepreneurial talent and new solutions that can help all
organizations defend against malicious cyber activity. AustCyber is proud to be
supporting the RSAC ESE as part of its mission to grow a globally competitive
Australian cybersecurity sector, exporting market-ready solutions to the world."

"With the region's digital transformation spend set to hit
US$375.8 billion this year[1],
it is essential that we continuously nurture cutting-edge capabilities to
secure our growing digital infrastructure and investments," said Linda Nguyen
Schindler, Programme Head, ICE71. "The RSAC ESE is the epicenter of inspiration
for cybersecurity in Asia. With a diverse mix of innovative startups on show,
we hope to see fresh synergies from entrepreneurs striking partnerships with established
companies to address our most pressing security requirements. As a partner of
RSAC, ICE71 is committed to helping these startups make a name for themselves in
the regional cybersecurity ecosystem."

Additional information and online registration details:

  • For more details on the RSAC Launch Pad finalists and pitching schedule,
    please visit:
  • For the full list of RSAC Early Stage Expo startups and its briefing center
    schedule, please visit:
  • For
    more information on RSA Conference 2019 APJ keynote speakers and topics,
    please visit:
  • To register for an attendee pass, please
  • To register
    for a press pass, please visit:

[1] IDC Asia / Pacific. IDC
Worldwide Semiannual Digital Transformation Spending Guide. June 2019.

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