"What did you see that was really innovative?"
That's the question everyone who goes to a trade show hears on returning to the office. At the RSA Conference this month, one answer to the question comes in the annual Innovation Sandbox Contest. The ten finalists this year ranged from cloud offerings to RF security to software connectors, and each presented its unique vision of what companies most need to be secure.
At the end of the presentation, a panel of judges chose the most innovative, and at the end of the article you can see which company took home the trophy.
One thing that's worth noting is that the security industry is similar to the rest of the computer industry in that acquisition is a chief business model for those starting companies. Of the ten companies participating in the contest, two have already been acquired by other firms — and that number could change by the time you read this.
Here are the 10 young companies that vied for the title of "Most Innovative" in 2018 at RSAC - and a look at the one that came away with the title.