BigID Named “Most Innovative Startup” at 2018 RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest

Judges select BigID for its solution in privacy and personal
data protection and name Fortanix as runner-up

, the world’s leading information security conferences and
expositions, has named BigID
“RSAC Most Innovative Startup 2018.” A judging panel comprised of
venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and industry veterans selected BigID
from a group of 10 finalists and announced the winner at RSA Conference
2018. In its thirteenth year, the RSAC
Innovation Sandbox Contest
is a leading platform for entrepreneurial
cyber security companies to launch their ground-breaking research and

This year, the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest team is working
exclusively with leading business information destination, Crunchbase.
This media partnership supports the Conference’s goal to advance the
cyber security industry forward by shining a light on groundbreaking
security companies.

Using data supplied by Crunchbase, RSAC calculates that in the past five
years alone, the contest’s top 10 finalists have collectively seen 15
acquisitions and have received more than $1.25 billion in investments. Past
include successful security veterans Phantom,
Waratek, Red Owl Analytics and UnifyID. For a more complete picture of
where past RSAC Innovation Sandbox participants stand today, visit the RSAC
Innovation Sandbox Leaderboard
for updated status and funding totals.

“We’re honored to have been considered against this group of fantastic
companies and thrilled to accept this award,” said Dimitri Sirota, CEO
of BigID. “We believe that privacy is a defining 21st century
problem that all companies are going to have to take seriously and our
hope is that we can help make it less painful for them.”

BigID is a US-Israeli software company focused on privacy and personal
data protection. As enterprises stare down GDPR and similar privacy
regulations, they face new challenges in understanding what personal
data they collect and process. BigID is redefining how enterprises
satisfy GDPR and meet new data privacy and protection requirements.

Fortanix was recognized as well by judges for Runtime

“The long-standing tradition of RSAC Innovation Sandbox demonstrates a
commitment to security innovation. It’s critical for our industry to
keep a pulse on new technologies and ideas, but we must realize that
those advancements aren’t just coming out of Silicon Valley anymore.
This year, we received a record number of applications from companies
outside of California and the U.S. Emerging tech hubs with increasing
influence in the cyber security field include Tel Aviv, Denver and D.C.,
so it was great to see those startups up on-stage today,” said Linda
Gray Martin, Director & General Manager of RSA Conference. “Amid the
fierce competition, BigID demonstrated a unique ability to help
enterprises better protect their customer and employee data. We’re
confident in BigID’s ability to send waves through the cyber security
industry for years to come.”

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About BigID

Based in New York and Tel Aviv, BigID uses advanced machine learning and
identity intelligence to help enterprises better protect their customer
and employee data at petabyte scale. Using BigID, enterprises can better
safeguard and assure the privacy of their most sensitive data, reducing
breach risk and enabling compliance with emerging data protection
regulations like the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Learn more
at or
visit to
schedule a demo.

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