Abnormal Security Selected as Top 10 Finalist for RSA Conference 2021 Innovation Sandbox Contest

Cloud-Native Email Security Innovator Recognized for Using Behavioral Data Science to Stop Novel, Sophisticated Email Attacks Undetectable by Secure Email Gateways

SAN FRANCISCO — April 15, 2021Abnormal Security today announced the company has been named one of 10 finalists for the RSA Conference 2021 Innovation Sandbox Contest for its breakthrough cloud-native email security platform that stops modern email attacks through behavioral data science. On Wednesday, May 19, Abnormal Security will present its email security platform to a panel of renowned industry judges and a live virtual audience in a three-minute pitch, competing for the coveted title of “Most Innovative Start Up” at RSA Conference 2021.

Abnormal Security delivers a fundamentally different approach to stopping novel, sophisticated email attacks that are undetectable by legacy secure email gateways. Through one-click API integration with Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace, the Abnormal platform uniquely leverages behavioral data science to profile and baseline good behavior to detect anomalies and compromised accounts. The Abnormal AI threat detection engine models the identity of both employees and external senders, creates relationship graphs, and analyzes email content to effectively stop targeted socially-engineered attacks.

“Secure email gateways miss advanced email attacks because they lack the typical threat intelligence signals, such as bad reputation, suspicious links or malicious attachments,” said Evan Reiser, CEO and co-founder of Abnormal Security. “Our AI-powered detection requires no configuration and delivers results immediately after integration, to block the most sophisticated, targeted, never-before-seen email attacks. Abnormal is serving some of the largest global enterprises and we look forward to the opportunity to show the Innovation Sandbox audience how we uniquely protect them from Business Email Compromise and other targeted email attacks.”

Since 2005, the RSAC Innovation Sandbox has served as a platform for the boldest young cybersecurity companies to showcase their groundbreaking technologies and compete for the title of “Most Innovative Startup.” The competition is widely recognized as a catapult for success, as the top 10 finalists have collectively seen over 50 acquisitions and $8.2 billion in funding since the start of the contest.

“We are happy to welcome the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest finalists to our virtual stage and we look forward to hearing about their innovative ideas that are sure to combat tomorrow’s cybersecurity threats,” said Linda Gray Martin, Vice President, RSA Conference. “For the last 16 years, RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest finalists have gone on to make significant impacts on the world of cybersecurity. We are confident that this year’s finalists will continue the trend with their thought-provoking approaches and will make a lasting impact on the industry.”

The RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest kicks off on May 19 at 9:20 AM PT and winners will be announced at 10:45 AM PT that same day. Hugh Thompson, Program Committee Chair of RSA Conference, will return to host the contest. The renowned panel of expert judges includes Dorit Dor, VP Products, Check Point Software Technologies; Niloo Howe, Principal and Founder, Razi Ventures; Paul Kocher, Security Researcher and Entrepreneur; Shlomo Kramer, Co-founder and CEO, Cato Networks; and Christopher Young, Executive Vice President, Microsoft.

For more information regarding RSA Conference 2021, taking place as a virtual experience, visit www.rsaconference.com/usa.

To schedule a demo with Abnormal Security during RSA, please visit https://abnormalsecurity.com/rsa/

About Abnormal Security

Abnormal Security provides the leading cloud-native email security platform that leverages behavioral data science to stop modern email attacks. Unlike legacy email security solutions, the Abnormal Security platform uses an innovative AI-based approach that deeply understands the people, relationships and business processes to stop the most sophisticated cyber-attacks. Abnormal Security is based in San Francisco, CA. More information is available at abnormalsecurity.com.

About RSA Conference

RSA Conference is the premier series of global events and year-round learning for the cybersecurity community. RSAC is where the security industry converges to discuss current and future concerns and have access to the experts, unbiased content and ideas that help enable individuals and companies advance their cybersecurity posture and build stronger and smarter teams. Both in-person and online, RSAC brings the cybersecurity industry together and empowers the collective “we” to stand against cyberthreats around the world. RSAC is the ultimate marketplace for the latest technologies and hands-on educational opportunities that help industry professionals discover how to make their companies more secure while showcasing the most enterprising, influential and thought-provoking thinkers and leaders in cybersecurity today. For the most up-to-date news pertaining to the cybersecurity industry visit www.rsaconference.com. Where the world talks security.


Maryellen Sartori

fama PR for Abnormal Security


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