After this morning's announcement concerning Talk Talk's cyber breach, which puts 4m customers at risk of cyber identity theft, cyber security is definitely top of mind for many organisations.
At the same time, I felt that CB Insights' Periodic table of Cybersecurity just published last night was incredibly timely. There are indeed quite a few options available out there to deal with this massive issue...
Cybersecurity companies have been helping businesses defend against an increasing number of threats using increasingly powerful techniques. In 2014, cybersecurity startups took in $2.5B dollars in funding across 224 investments, up from less than $1B across 108 deals in 2010. In Q1’15 and Q2’15, deal flow has slowed down a bit, with 99 deals in the two quarters compared to 240 for all of 2014. 2015 funding is roughly on pace to equal the amount in 2014, with $1.2B in cybersecurity financing in the year's first half.