Today is an exciting, inspiring and humbling day for our team. The World Economic Forum just announced that AlienVault has been selected as one of the organization’s Technology Pioneers for 2013. A renowned international organization committed to “improving the state of the world” by bringing together leaders in business, politics, academia and other areas of society to impact the global agenda, the World Economic Forum recognizes companies that “hold the promise of significantly impacting the way business and society operate.” Past Technology Pioneers chosen by the Forum include some of the most transformational and talked-about companies in the world.
And now we’re one of them.
Much of what the World Economic Forum promotes through its events and programs strikes a familiar chord here at AlienVault. In particular, the shared commitment to innovation, collaboration and making an impact on some of society’s biggest challenges.
Cybercrime is a global problem and its impact is far-reaching. The attackers are well organized and institutionally funded. Cybercrime can cripple businesses, disarm governments and militaries, and wreak havoc on critical infrastructure.
At AlienVault, we set out on a mission to drastically change how the world thinks about and practices information security. The old model for security relied on proprietary and expensive closed systems. It was security for the few.
We believe in security for all, and that the only way to address the global problem of cybercrime is through collaboration and by making ‘enterprise-class’ security tools available to organizations of all types, sizes and budgets. We’ve made great strides towards this mission by creating an open Unified Security Management platform that integrates all of the necessary security capabilities into one solution that provides security visibility across all security controls. We’ve also built the largest community-sourced threat intelligence feed, our Open Threat Exchange, which aggregates threat information from over 77 countries to date, and is free to anyone who wants to contribute.
This is just the beginning. We know that the problem of cybercrime can’t be solved overnight, and there is much work to be done. It will take collaboration with our customers and users, the security community and many other parties to make our vision for security become a reality. We’re honored that the World Economic Forum believes we have what it takes to do just that.