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Cybersecurity industry gains momentum

The first half of 2021 was a record for venture capital investments in cybersecurity startups.

Recently there was released data on Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) among cybersecurity startups, and numbers again hit all-time highs. From January to July, there were 77 registered mergers and acquisitions in the industry. For comparison: for the whole of 2020 there were only 80, 2019–75, 2018–70.

Interest in digital security is increasing as the global damage from hacker attacks is growing exponentially. A high-profile example is a recent attack on the Colonial Pipeline, after which the US government obliged pipeline owners to strengthen their cybersecurity

Over the past year and a half, fraudulent activity increased due to the massive transition of the world to remote work. Considering that many companies are planning to keep it even after the pandemic, the demand for digital protection will only grow.

Global Technologies Private Portfolio has invested in three private cybersecurity companies — Tanium, Rubrik and Sift.

Tanium — an endpoint security management company with a capitalization of more than $ 9 billion. Takes 12th place in the Forbes Cloud 100 rating. Tanium’s clients include half of the Fortune 100 companies and even the US Air Force.

Rubrik —a cloud platform that automates big data protection. Clients — Verizon, Mazda, Cisco, Adobe, Expedia, Toyota, etc. It is included in the top 10 companies according to the Forbes Cloud 100.

Sift — AI platform to track and prevent digital fraud in real-time. The Sift Digital Trust & Safety platform is used by over 34,000 websites and apps, including Twitter, Airbnb, Twilio, DoorDash, Wayfair and McDonald’s.

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