SINET: Startups Push IT Security’s Envelope

Keeping up with the bad guys means finding totally new ways to fight — and those new innovations are driving the creation of dozens of new security startups, experts said here today.

The Security Innovation Network (SINET), an organization devoted to developing information security companies, is holding its annual SINET Showcase here this week, providing an exhibition platform for 16 emerging companies selected last month. The chosen firms will have an opportunity to show their wares on Thursday and discuss their vision with top cybersecurity executives in government and commercial enterprises.

But Robert Rodriguez, chairman and founder of SINET, says the 16 exhibitors — chosen from some 115 startups that applied for the honor — are only the tip of the innovation iceberg.

“The traditional corporate debate of ‘build versus buy’ is no longer a debate. It’s a full-on buy market being driven by a dynamic attack environment. This market has to move quickly to keep up with the innovation on the dark side. The innovators can’t move fast enough.”

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