Cybersecurity products, services and professionals have never been in higher demand than right now as governments and business across the world prioritise these technologies to protect the digital transformation. According to a study by CBInsights and PwC, cybersecurity startups received over $10.7 billion in funding in 2020. Cybersecurity Ventures expect cybercrime to cost the world $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. There remains a huge proportion of unfilled cybersecurity positions today, and the large number of security startups founded in recent years is contributing to the skills gap. Thanks to AI, machine learning and hackers, security startups are receiving significant funding to develop products that can help secure the shift to remote-first businesses, real-time visibility into cyber attacks and protect data as it moves through the cloud and IoT devices.
GISEC Startups will assemble cybersecurity professionals, startups and investors to discuss how cybersecurity startups can secure businesses today as we move away from technologies widely used during the pandemic, and innovations in new and emerging technologies.