On January 28, Europe celebrates Data Protection Day in order to raise awareness among business and users about the importance of protecting the privacy of personal and professional information in the digital world. With the advancement of digitalization, an increasing number of companies, individuals, and even objects and buildings are becoming connected to the Internet and hence more vulnerable to cyber threats. Meet ten European scaleups that offer innovative solutions for data protection in each aspect of today’s world:
1. App Ray (Austria)
App-Ray provides a fully automated security analysis tool designed for mobile applications. Its scans detect vulnerability to hacking, data leaks, malicious code and other threats.
In the world of wide-ranging security holes, surveillance and corporate espionage our sensitive data is at large risk, and smart devices often fail at security. App-Ray maps data flows and identifies data leakage threats before you would put your data at risk. Their advanced technology satisfies even military and government-level requirements.
2. Baffin Bay Networks (Sweden)
Baffin Bay Networks offers a subscription based cyber security service in the cloud and operates globally distributed Threat Protection Centers™ (TCP), offering DDoS protection, Web Application Protection and Threat Inspection via more than 11 Internet Exchange Points (IXP) and transit providers.
Companies that use web applications, such as banking and e-commerce, face challenges as new vulnerabilities are disclosed daily. Baffin Bay Networks prevents attackers from exploiting these vulnerabilities and provides real-time logging on attempted attacks. The customers’ internet traffic is brought to the TPCs where it gets analysed and cleaned. The cleaned traffic is then forwarded to the customers’ site, which can reside on their own premises or hosted in the cloud.
3. CyberTrap (Austria)
IT infrastructure is vital for any company’s day-to-day business and an increase in complexity can consequently be witnessed. Additionally, attack concepts adapt quickly. As a result, conventional security systems have a hard time catching up and keeping networks clean.
CyberTrap offers advanced deception technology to keep IT-infrastructure safe and secure. Instead of blocking attackers, CyberTrap leads them into a contained, monitored environment to track them inside the network to gather intelligence. Thanks to the CyberTrap technology, the attackers not only indicate weak points, but also who they are and what they are looking for.
4. DigiFlak (Estonia)
DigiFlak helps companies and individuals to easily manage and fully protect digital identities, sensitive information and network connections with a personal USB/NFC-connected device called Flak Secuter. It implements strong multifactor and password-less user’s authentication on social and corporate WEB-resources, secures user’s traffic in a real-time mode, creates VPN in a one click, prevents phishing and fraud attacks, encrypts and signs user’s data, manages passwords and certificates in an isolated environment and many other.
5. Electronic IDentification (eID) (Spain)
Electronic Identification has developed VideoID, a patented identity verification solution that combines video in streaming and Artificial Intelligence to identify customers in seconds, from any country with any ID document. It runs on any device and has the same level of technical security and legal compliance as face-to-face identification.
VideoID allows companies to provide a seamless customer experience while at the same time comply with regulations and minimise fraud. AI and Machine Learning algorithms together with computer vision and biometric facial recognition ensure that the person wishing to open an account or execute an online transaction is the one they claim to be.
6. Open Cloud Factory (Spain)
Corporate network infrastructures are more and more complex to manage and control. The number and diversity of devices (laptops, smartphones, tablets, IoT devices, BYOD) accessing networks are increasing every day making it more difficult to ensure security and full protection of corporate data.
Open Cloud Factory offers software solutions to provide visibility and total control over corporate networks and ensure their security. Their enterprise solution OpenNAC allows discovering all the devices that are connected to company’s infrastructures, profiling, segmentation, and control of network access. It can reduce the impact of disruptive attacks and respond to regulatory requirements.
Origone has developed ORISECURE, an integrated cybersecurity platform that protects the entire IT assets and infrastructure (e.g. mail gateways, web servers) from threats with a single, military-grade solution. Augmented with artificial intelligence and cognitive algorithms, the ORISECURE’s platform dis-assembles and sanitises every incoming message and attachment before it is opened, ensuring that clients are immune to havoc-causing malware cyber-attacks.
Watch this video to learn how ORISECURE can help protect your data.
8. PiwikPro (Poland)
PiwikPro is a GDPR compliant enterprise analytics and marketing platform that enables effective combination of behavioral and first party user data. It allows marketers, product managers and data analysts to understand customer behavior, improve user experience and conversion rates of digital products, and optimize online marketing activities.
What makes PiwikPro unique is its commitment to data protection. An expert in GDPR implementation, they design their solutions fully compliant and enable clients to meet the strictest data privacy regulations. Watch PiwikPro’s webinar “A Practical Guide to GDPR: How to Respect Data Subject Rights and Collect Consent” to learn more.
redborder is an open source solution for traffic visibility, Big Data analytics, and dynamic cybersecurity. It enables the creation of customizable dashboards and reports for networks and Managed Service Providers.
redborder’s solution is scalable to the needs of Industry 4.0, cyber physical systems and industrial networks. Its crowd-sourced threat intelligence allows the platform to analyse, exploit, secure, and manage data from IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) vendor protocols for making decisions in real time. Read about the major cybersecurity threats facing Industry 4.0 in redborder’s blog.
10. Smart Global Privacy (France)
The lack of competent human resource in the GDPR field and the complexity of the 29 European local laws for meeting data protection regulation, make it challenging for organizations of all sizes to become fully compliant with GDPR. Smart Global Privacy was founded by professionals in the management and security of personal data to help organizations become compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. They developed Smart GDPR, the most comprehensive solution for GDPR compliance on the market. It offers compliance implementation guidance, audit, access to the legal documents covering 28 countries and a marketplace where all service providers and vendors of GDPR solutions can be found.
The scaleups are currently in the portfolio of the EIT Digital Accelerator or have previously been supported.
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EIT Digital Accelerator provides tailor-made growth support for European tech scaleups by helping secure international customers and raise capital. The Accelerator team comprises around 30 experienced business developers and finance experts operating from 15 cities across Europe, along with a hub in Silicon Valley. Since 2012, they have supported 300 startups who raised over €450 million in investment, with more than €100 million directly facilitated by the Accelerator. The programme was ranked 8th among the Top 20 Active Accelerators in the Global Accelerator Report 2016 by Gust.