Deep Instinct Wins Big in the Inaugural Best of Black Hat Awards Program

Deep Instinct has been chosen by Dark Reading editors as Most Innovative Startup at Black Hat USA

Aug 04, 2016, 12:00 ET from Deep Instinct

LAS VEGAS, August 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Deep Instinct, the first company to apply deep learning to cybersecurity, is the winner of the Most Innovative Startup in the Best of Black Hat Awards program. Deep Instinct is recognized as a company that has been in the industry for three years or less and is exhibiting groundbreaking ideas on IT security that have the potential to change the way enterprises approach security issues and how the industry thinks about information security.

Black Hat, one of the world's most well-known IT security conferences, has created a new award this year - The Best of Black Hat Awards - in which the editors of Dark Reading recognize security companies and leaders, from the Black Hat exhibitors, who think creatively about security, helping enterprises become more secure.  

Emerging from stealth mode in November 2015, Deep Instinct's patent pending application of deep learning for cybersecurity results in cutting-edge capabilities of unmatched accurate detection and real-time prevention of security threats and breaches. Leveraging on deep learning's capabilities, Deep Instinct provides instinctive protection on any device, platform, and operating system. Zero-day exploits and APT attacks are immediately detected and blocked before any harm can happen to the enterprise's endpoints, servers and mobile devices.

"Dark Reading wanted to give special recognition this year to the innovators on the Black Hat show floor," said Tim Wilson, Co-founder and Editor in Chief of Dark Reading. "There is a lot of real ground-breaking thinking going on at the conference, and it was very difficult to choose a winner in each category. But in the end, we feel that these winners represent the kind of game-changing thinking that could take the industry in new directions." 

"We are thrilled to win the Most Innovative Startup award at Black Hat USA. Being recognized by Dark Reading, the most trusted online community for security professionals, for our innovative thinking and breakthrough technology is a great honor," said Guy Caspi, CEO of Deep Instinct. "Behind this distinguished award is our relentless drive for innovation, applying for the first time deep learning to cybersecurity and empowering enterprises' cybersecurity capabilities with instinctive, real-time protection from the next unexpected attack."

Dark Reading's Best of Black Hat Awards was announced in a ceremony at Black Hat USA in Las Vegas on August 3, 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.. It presented three categories of achievement: Most Innovative Startup, Most Innovative Emerging Company and Most Innovative Thought Leader.

About Black Hat
For more than 18 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends. These high-profile global events and trainings are driven by the needs of the security community, striving to bring together the best minds in the industry. Black Hat inspires professionals at all career levels, encouraging growth and collaboration among academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors. Black Hat Briefings and Trainings are held annually in the United States, Europe and Asia.  More information is available at: blackhat.com. Black Hat is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit ubmamericas.com.

Black Hat USA takes place July 30-August 4, 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. The Best of Black Hat Awards were presented on August 3 at 6:00pm from the Business Hall. 

About Dark Reading
Dark Reading is the cyber security industry's top destination for news and insight. The site gives cyber security professionals an editorially supported environment to connect with peers through moderated discussions, blogs and social media. Cyber security professionals visit Dark Reading to learn about cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and technology trends. It's where they discuss potential defenses against the latest attacks, and key technologies and practices that may help protect their most sensitive data in the future. It's where they come to engage with one another and with Dark Reading editors to embrace new (and big) ideas, find answers to their IT security questions and solve their most pressing problems. For more information, go to http://www.darkreading.com. Dark Reading is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit ubmamericas.com.

About Deep Instinct 

Deep Instinct is the first company to apply deep learning to cybersecurity. Leveraging deep learning's predictive capabilities, Deep Instinct's on-device, proactive solution protects against zero-day threats and APT attacks with unmatched accuracy. Deep Instinct provides comprehensive defense that is designed to protect against the most evasive unknown malware in real-time, across an organization's endpoints, servers, and mobile devices. Deep learning's capabilities of identifying malware from any data source results in comprehensive protection on any device, any platform, and operating system. Deep Instinct is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel and has offices in San Francisco, CA. To learn more, visit: http://www.deepinstinct.com

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