Announcing the Cybersecurity 500

Meet the 500 hottest and most innovative cybersecurity companies to watch in 2015
MENLO PARK, Calif. - Feb. 14, 2015 - PRLog -- Cybersecurity Ventures has announced the first edition of the Cybersecurity 500, a directory of the 500 hottest and most innovative cybersecurity companies to watch in 2015.

The directory can be seen at

“We selected thousands of potential companies for inclusion in the Cybersecurity 500, by soliciting feedback from CISOs and end-user security practitioners, researching hundreds of cybersecurity events and researching dozens of Cybersecurity news sources that we follow” said Steve Morgan, founder and CEO of Cybersecurity Ventures.

Criteria for Inclusion

The selection criteria for the Cybersecurity 500 companies includes some or all of the following when evaluating each company:

Cybersecurity Sector (market category)
Problem(s) Solved
Customer Base
Feedback from CISOs and Decision Makers
Feedback from IT Security Evaluators & Recommenders
Feedback from VARs, SIs and Consultants
VC Funding
Company Growth
Published Product Reviews
Demos and Presentations at Conferences
Corporate Marketing and Branding
Media Coverage
Notable Implementations
Founder and Management Pedigree

Cybersecurity 500 Rankings

The Cybersecurity 500 does not rank companies by revenues, employees, or annual growth. “We didn’t think a list of the largest cybersecurity companies would be very useful to our target audience of cyber and IT security decision makers, evaluators, and recommenders” added Morgan. “They already know who the biggest vendors are”.

The Cybersecurity industry is growing from $71 Billion in 2014 to $155+ Billion in 2019, according to consolidated estimates by IT research firms and analysts.  In the rapidly expanding cybersecurity market, there are many new entrants as well as M&A, investment and IPO activity that is constantly changing the vendor and service provider landscape.

“We are trying to create more awareness and recognition for the most innovative cybersecurity companies – ranging from the largest and most recognizable brands to VC backed start-ups and emerging players” said Morgan.

Searchable Directory

The Cybersecurity 500 is a keyword-searchable directory. Users can type in a cybersecurity term or acronym i.e. ‘malware’, ‘incident response’, ‘threat management’, ‘encryption’, ‘mobile security’ etc., and then view a list of companies who provide solutions in that category. A link to the corporate website is displayed for each company that is listed.

“The driving force behind the Cybersecurity 500 was providing something useful to the CISOs and security decision makers, evaluators, and recommenders” said Morgan. “Our compilation lets them search and find specific types of solutions from the most innovative Cybersecurity companies in the industry.”

Cybersecurity Ventures

The Cybersecurity 500 is published by Cybersecurity Ventures.

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