Leading Research Firm CB Insights Cites Aware on its Periodic Table of Early-Stage Cybersecurity Startups
Periodic Table serves as a ‘guide to navigate through key early-stage players in the Cybersecurity industry.’
Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 11, 2018—Aware, an innovator of groundbreaking solutions designed to enhance security and governance of enterprise collaboration environments, today announced leading research analyst firm CB Insights has cited Aware on its Periodic Table of Early-Stage Cybersecurity Startups. Published Dec. 20, 2017, the Periodic Table serves as a guide to navigate and learn more about key early-stage players in the Cybersecurity industry.
Specifically, New York-based CB Insights placed Aware in its Insider Threat Detection category, referring to threats originating from within the organization, such as employees, former employees, contractors, or associates, who have unique access to an organization’s security practices, proprietary data and networks.
“We are thrilled to be cited as a leading cybersecurity startup in the insider threat detection category by a respected research institution like CB Insights,” said Aware CEO and Co-founder Jeff Schumann. “Aware is gaining serious momentum – we were recently honored as a Best Place to Work in Columbus and we’re excited to enter the new year raising more eyebrows.”
Co-founded by Schumann, Matt Huber, Shawn Domer and James Tsai, Aware complements traditional governance and compliance technologies by providing human-centric insight to enhance employee engagement and reduce unsafe behaviors on social collaboration tools. The innovative and intuitive platform monitors employee interaction through a behavioral lens, creating a more risk-aware and secure company culture.
Early adopters of Aware include: GlaxoSmithKline, Infosys, AIG, Shire, and SC Johnson.
With backing from the National Science Foundation and venture capital investors, CB Insights mines terabytes of data and knowledge contained in patents, venture capital financings, M&A transactions, hiring, startup and investor websites, news sentiment, social media chatter, and more.
Aware complements today’s leading enterprise collaboration and messaging platforms, including Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Yammer®, and Workplace by Facebook, by providing deeper monitoring and governance of employee interactions and behaviors. Aware's platform encourages and facilitates safe collaboration by monitoring files and conversations, as well as blocking material or communication that could place a company at risk. Aware is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio — a city ranked #1 for scaling startups¹ and #8 in U.S. cities for tech job growth². For more information visit www.awarehq.com, follow on Twitter @Aware_HQ and on Facebook at https://facebook.com/AwareHQ.
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¹ Kauffman Foundation, Forbes, Zillow
² Praxis Strategy Group, 2012