Black Hat USA 2020: Cythereal Named Winner as Top 100 Cybersecurity Startup

Cythereal predicts and prevents malware through automation using Machine Learning and AI to detect variants in code. Their Cyber Genome Technology automates analysis and delivers predictive prevention so you can react faster to stop the newest most dangerous attacks against your infrastructure.

Cythereal, cybersecurity industry’s most innovative malware detection company, today announced that it has been named a Top 100 Cybersecurity Startup for 2020.

Cythereal competed against many of the industry’s hot startups in cybersecurity for this prestigious award. Cyber Defense Magazine searched the globe and found over 3200 cybersecurity companies with nearly 30% in the startup range having been incorporated within the last 36 months or releasing their first round of innovative cybersecurity products and services.

“We’re pleased to name Cythereal as a winner among the Top 100 Cybersecurity Startups for 2020 in our second annual Black Unicorn awards. This award showcases those companies like Cythereal with this kind of incredible potential in the cybersecurity marketplace,” said Judges Robert R. Ackerman Jr. of, David DeWalt of, and Gary Miliefsky of

“This award is a testament to the incredible research driven and supported by the DARPA Cyber Genome Project. The IP developed under that project by our CTO, Dr. Arun Lakhotia, drives our innovative new platform which detects and attributes zero-day malware faster than any other solution. Our capability for automated custom countermeasures, developed by Dr. Lakhotia, will be launched later this year. I’m pleased to say our initial deployments have demonstrated that we give Cythereal customers a marked advantage in their speed of analysis and creation of predictive protection,” said James Hess, CEO of Cythereal.

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