Top 100 Cybersecurity Startups in Q2 of 2017

Conor Cawley

With Black Hat in full swing and global cyber attacks making headlines more often than the Kardashians, the cybersecurity discussion is trending up in the business world and beyond. Large companies, small startups, and overly trusting individuals have been taken advantage of on a daily basis, leading to vulnerable systems across the board. And with cyber crime costs projected to reach $2 trillion in 2019, plenty of businesses have taken up the mantle of protecting you from hackers.

Thanks to Cybersecurity Ventures, we now have a comprehensive list of 500 cybersecurity companies, dubbed The Cybersecurity 500, that have joined the fight against cyber attacks. Whether it's a huge company taking on hundreds of hackers at once or a small startup developing innovative technology to make cybersecurity easier for everyone, this list covers it all from A to Z.

“Since IT security is such a key, expanding market, it’s important to know who the top players are that are effectively tackling customer needs,” said Stu Sjouwerman, founder and CEO of KnowBe4, a security awareness training company on the list. “Organizations need to know who to put on their shortlist when assessing weak links and manage the problem of social engineering. The Cybersecurity 500 helps enterprises focus on innovative companies that are head and shoulders above the rest.”

If you didn't already know, cybersecurity is incredibly important, particularly for startups. Hackers have increasingly taken aim at smaller companies in recent years, as their employees are often untrained and their cybersecurity measures paltry at best. And combatting this trend is going to take a lot of education, a lot of investment, and a lot of help from these 500 companies.

“Security awareness has evolved from training employees to a discipline that is just as complicated and important as any other in our field,” said Steve Morgan, founder and Editor-In-Chief at the Cybersecurity 500, in a press release.

For a look at the top 100 companies on the The Cybersecurity 500 list, check out the links below and make sure to check out the full list to really dive deep into the necessity of cybersecurity.


# Company Cybersecurity Sector Corporate HQ
1 root9B HUNT & Cyber Operations Colorado Springs CO
2 Herjavec Group Information Security Services Toronto, Canada
3 Raytheon Cyber Cyber Security Services Waltham MA
4 EY Cybersecurity Consulting & Advisory New York City NY
5 Mimecast Email Security Watertown MA
6 KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training Clearwater FL
7 IBM Security Enterprise IT Security Solutions Waltham MA
8 Cisco Threat Protection & Network Security San Jose CA
9 Sera-Brynn Cyber Risk Management Suffolk VA
10 Sophos Anti-Virus & Malware Protection Abingdon, UK
11 Clearwater Compliance Risk Management and Compliance Nashville TN
12 CyberArk Cyber Threat Protection Petach-Tikva, Israel
13 Lockheed Martin Cybersecurity Solutions & Services Bethesda MD
14 Forcepoint Insider, Cloud & Network Security Austin TX
15 Thycotic Privileged Account Management Washington DC
16 Digital Defense Managed Security Risk Assessment San Antonio TX
17 Rapid7 Security Data & Analytics Solution Boston MA
18 BAE Systems Cybersecurity Risk Management Surrey, UK
19 DFLabs Automated Incident & Breach Response Lombardy, Italy
20 FireEye Advanced Threat Protection Milpitas CA
21 Palo Alto Networks Threat Detection & Prevention Santa Clara CA
22 Booz Allen Cybersecurity Solutions & Services New York City NY
23 Code Dx Software Vulnerability Management Northport NY
24 Nexusguard Cloud Enabled DDoS Mitigation Hong Kong
25 Proofpoint Security-as-a-Service Sunnyvale CA
26 Symantec Endpoint, Cloud & Mobile Security Mountain View CA
27 RSA Intelligence Driven Security Bedford MA
28 Kaspersky Lab Malware & Anti-Virus Solutions Moscow, Russia
29 BT Security & Risk Management Solutions London, UK
30 Deloitte Global Risk Management Services New York City NY
31 Trend Micro Server, Cloud, and Content Security Tokyo, Japan
32 PwC Cybersecurity Consulting & Advisory London, UK
33 Ziften Unified Security & Management Austin TX
34 BlackBerry Mobile & Data Security Waterloo, Canada
35 Check Point Software Unified Threat Management Tel Aviv, Israel
36 Carbon Black Endpoint & Server Security Platform Waltham MA
37 Checkmarx Software Development Security Tel-Aviv, Israel
38 Tenable Network Security Vulnerability Scanning Columbia MD
39 Threat Stack Cloud Infrastructure Security Boston MA
40 i-Sprint Innovations Identity & Access Management Chai Chee, Singapore
41 Intel Security Group Anti-Virus, Malware & Threat Protection Santa Clara CA
42 SecureWorks Managed Security Services Atlanta GA
43 Fortinet Enterprise Security Solutions Sunnyvale CA
44 Imperva Data & Applications Security Redwood Shores CA
45 AT&T Network Security Managed Security & Consulting Bedminster NJ
46 Northrop Grumman Cyber & Homeland Security Services McLean VA
47 AlienVault Threat Detection & Response San Mateo CA
48 SAS Institute Fraud & Security Analytics Cary NC
49 HackerOne Bug Bounty Platform San Francisco CA
50 Inspired eLearning Security Awareness Training San Antonio TX
51 Accenture Enterprise Security Strategy New York City NY
52 Splunk Big Data Security San Francisco CA
53 Gigamon Data Center & Cloud Security Milpitas CA
54 NNT IT Security & Compliance St. Albans, UK
55 L-3 National Security Solutions Reston VA
56 Tanium Security & Systems Management Emeryville CA
57 KPMG Cyber Risk Management London, UK
58 Veracode Application Security Testing Burlington MA
59 Guidance Software Endpoint Data Security Pasadena CA
60 Corero DDoS Defense & Security Solutions Hudson MA
61 ManageEngine Privileged Account Management Pleasanton CA
62 SonicWall Network & Mobile Security Santa Clara CA
63 Palantir Cybersecurity Analytics and Cyber Fraud Palo Alto CA
64 Qualys Cloud Security & Compliance Redwood City CA
65 Verizon Enterprise Network & Data Security Basking Ridge NJ
66 Webroot Security Analysis & Threat Detection Broomfield CO
67 Pindrop Security Phone-Based Fraud Prevention Atlanta GA
68 Kroll Cybersecurity Services New York City NY
69 Tripwire Advanced Cyberthreat Detection Portland OR
70 Imprivata Security for Healthcare Providers Lexington MA
71 F-Secure Internet Security for All Devices Helsinki, Finland
72 SnoopWall Mobile Device Security Nashua NH
73 OneLogin Enterprise Identity Management San Francisco CA
74 VMware Mobile, Data Center & Cloud Security Palo Alto CA
75 Cimcor Governance, Risk & Compliance Chicago IL
76 Akamai Technologies Secure Cloud & Mobile Computing Cambridge MA
77 Illumio Adaptive Security Platform Sunnyvale CA
78 Radware Application Security & Delivery Tel Aviv Israel
79 Black Duck Software Open Source Software Security Burlington MA
80 A10 Networks DDoS Cyber Attack Protection San Jose, CA
81 Leidos Anti-Terrorism & Homeland Security Reston VA
82 Level 3 Network & Managed Security Services Broomfield CO
83 MobileIron Mobile Device & App Security Mountain View CA
84 HPE Cybersecurity for Public Sector & Defense Palo Alto CA
85 Avast Anti-Virus Protection for MACs Prague, Czech Republic
86 Malwarebytes Malware Detection & Protection San Jose CA
87 Pwnie Express Enterprise Threat Detection Boston MA
88 Illusive Networks Deception Technology Tel-Aviv, Israel
89 SentryBay PC, Mobile & IoT Security London, UK
90 SparkCognition Cognitive Security Austin TX
91 Darktrace Cyber Threat Prevention London, UK
92 Bay Dynamics Informaton Risk Intelligence San Francisco CA
93 PhishMe Phishing Attack Defense Leesburg VA
94 Arbor Networks DDoS Attack & Threat Proection Burlington MA
95 CYREN Web, Email & Mobile Security McLean VA
96 Unisys Endpoint & IT Infrastructure Security Blue Bell PA
97 PKWARE Data Encryption & Security Milwaukee WI
98 Cato Networks Cloud Network Security Tel-Aviv, Israel
99 Digital Guardian Data Loss Prevention Waltham MA
100 Claroty OT Security Platform Tel-Aviv, Israel
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Conor is the Senior Writer for For the last five years, he’s written about everything from Kickstarter campaigns and budding startups to tech titans and innovative technologies. His extensive background in stand-up comedy made him the perfect person to host tech-centric events like Startup Night at SXSW and the Timmy Awards for Tech in Motion. You can email Conor at

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