Does Switzerland have the potential to become a leading player for Cybersecurity Technologies?
Datastore is impressed how many Cybersecurity startups and innovators we have in Switzerland and collected them in the first Cybersecurity Startup Map. Below Fintechnews listed for your convenience the startups within the blockchain and Identity/Access Management sector.
On a quarterly basis Datastore publishes a market overview of Swiss Cybersecurity Technology startups. Categorization is based on fields of action within Cybersecurity focusing on the following domains:
ARCATrust is a cyber-security company which aims to provide a secure environment for multi-applications execution in the form of a physically enterprise-grade server appliance. As a first use-case it targets Blockchain applications that require a secure wallet system for crypto-assets management.
ChainSecurity brings the first formal audit platform for smart contracts. The ChainSecurity platform is based on Swiss technology developed at ETH Zurich, one of the top universities in the world.
Based on its platform, ChainSecurity provides, for the first time in the blockchain space, automated formal smart contract audits, which offer the highest level of assurance. The goal of ChainSecurity is to bring its platform worldwide to all blockchain projects, teams, and corporations, thereby taking the security of blockchain products to the next level.
Founded in 2015 as an ETH Zurich spin-off, Shift Cryptosecurity is a fast growing Swiss fintech company. We are now a team of 20 specialists on a mission to develop security and platform solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchains. We target both individuals and businesses with our flagship product, the BitBox, now sold and enjoyed by customers in over 100 countries.
Securosys is a technology company headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and dedicated to securing data and communications. Securosys design, produce and distribute hardware, software and services that protect and verify data and their transmission. Securosys’ products are built and developed in Switzerland alongside our vetted partners in Europe. Securosys put great importance to our secure supply chain. As such, there are no possibilities for back doors.
Identity & Access Management
3db Access is an ETH spin-off company. It aims to provide secure solutions for proximity-based access control. Proximity verification determines how close two wireless devices are from each other in terms of physical distance. It is used by numerous systems as an enabling condition to provide access to valuable assets. Prominent examples include access to vehicles, buildings, and systems for mobile payments.
The Biowatch concept, like many great inventions, was born from a misadventure in the life of co-founder Joe Rice. Back in 1985, one of Joe’s acquaintance, with a gambling problem, stole Joe’s bank card and check book. At that time, Joe happened to be working on a barcode reader for photographic products at Kodak and asked himself if he could also read through the skin – the answer was yes! These two events were the trigger to file a patent on vein recognition.
Futurae was created in 2016 from the Systems Security Group of ETH Zurich.
Futurae has the goal to make the authentication process easier and safer for users and companies. Futurae offers companies an authentication suite with AI-based authentication and regulatory-compliant products (e.g. PSD2). These products provide increased productivity and improved user experience for both employees and customers.
Global ID’s main goal is to bring to market an innovative new technology to reliably identify people using biometric 3D vein finger data. The new technology addresses the major disadvantages of current technologies, namely reliability, robustness and high cost.
OneVisage™ is a leading Swiss cyber-security company that develops a disruptive digital identity platform called 3DAuth™ for Financial Services, Identity & Access Management providers, Integrators and Mobile Operators.
Pryv makes essential software for data-driven healthcare innovation. Our purpose-built middleware helps organizations manage personal data from creation to use, sharing and disposal. We accelerate time to market, cut IT development costs and speed up connectivity to all data sources. Pryv addresses the enhanced citizen’s right under GDPR and turns privacy compliance into a competitive advantage.
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