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CYFIRMA Named Winner in Top 100 Cybersecurity Start-Up for 2020

Published On : 2020-08-03
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CYFIRMA Named Winner in Top 100 Cybersecurity Start-Up for 2020

Cyber Defence Magazine’s prestigious awards recognizes companies who have attained or have the potential to reach US$1B valuation


SINGAPORE/TOKYO, JAPAN, Aug 4, 2020 / — CYFIRMA, a threat discovery and cyber-intelligence platform company, funded by Goldman Sachs, Zodius Capital and Z3Partners today announced that it has been named a Top 100 Cybersecurity Start-up for 2020.

CYFIRMA competed against many of the industry’s hot start-ups in cybersecurity for this prestigious award.  Cyber Defence Magazine searched the globe and found over 3200 cybersecurity companies. Nearly 30 per cent of these companies are in the start-up phase having been incorporated within the last 36 months or released their first round of innovative cybersecurity products and services.

“We’re pleased to name CYFIRMA as a winner among the Top 100 Cybersecurity Start-Ups for 2020 in our second annual Black Unicorn awards. The Black Unicorn awards recognize companies who have reached or have the potential to attain US$1B valuation. This award showcases companies like CYFIRMA who have this kind of incredible potential in the cybersecurity marketplace,” said Judges Robert R. Ackerman Jr. of, David DeWalt of, and Gary Miliefsky of

CYFIRMA’s flagship product, DeCYFIR, empowers organizations to identify potential threats at the planning stage of cyberattacks. The platform picks up threat indicators as observed in deep/dark web, hackers’ forums, and other closed communities, and predicts upcoming attacks based on a set of probability models and analytical engines.

DeCYFIR provides quality intelligence which is relevant to the client’s specific industry, geography, and technology. The platform has the unique capabilities to connect the dots between hackers, exploit campaigns, motivations, and attack readiness. This provides the enterprise a complete contextual analysis of its threat landscape.

“We’re excited to be recognized as one of the top 100 cybersecurity start-ups by the prestigious publication, Cyber Defence Magazine. This award is testament of our effort to bring a new way of looking at cyber-intelligence into the market. We know the conventional way of solving cybersecurity challenges with perimeter defence is neither efficient nor effective. In the post-pandemic ‘new normal’, our intelligence-driven approach will help close the digital risk gap with predictive and personalized intelligence so that enterprises can fend off imminent attacks, and embark confidently on their digital transformation journeys,” Kumar Ritesh, Founder and CEO, CYFIRMA.

About Cyber Defence Awards

This is Cyber Defence Magazine’s 8th year of honouring cybersecurity innovators, in this case the Black Unicorn Awards for 2020 on our Cyber Defence Awards platform. In this competition, judges for these prestigious awards includes cybersecurity industry veterans, trailblazers and market makers Gary Miliefsky of CDMG, Robert R. Ackerman Jr. of Allegis Cyber and David DeWalt of NightDragon with much appreciation to emeritus judge Robert Herjavec of Herjavec Group.  To see the complete list of Top 100 Cybersecurity Start-ups for 2020 please visit

About Cyber Defence Magazine

Cyber Defence Magazine was founded in 2012 by Gary S. Miliefsky, globally recognized cyber security thought leader, inventor and entrepreneur and continues to be the premier source of IT Security information. We are managed and published by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry. We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free, and limited print editions exclusively for the RSA, BlackHat and IPEXPO conferences and our limited edition paid reprint subscribers. Learn more about us at Cyber Defence Magazine is a proud member of the Cyber Defence Media Group.


Headquartered in Singapore and Tokyo, CYFIRMA is a leading threat discovery and cybersecurity platform company. Its cloud-based AI and ML-powered cyber intelligence analytics platform helps organizations proactively identify potential threats at the planning stage of cyberattacks, offers deep insights into their cyber landscape, and amplifies preparedness by keeping the organization’s cybersecurity posture up-to-date, resilient, and ready against upcoming attacks.

CYFIRMA works with many Fortune 500 companies. The company has offices and teams located in Singapore, Japan and India.

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