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Elevate Security Selected as Finalist for RSA Conference 2020 Innovation Sandbox Contest

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Elevate Security has been named one of 10 finalists for the RSA Conference 2020 Innovation Sandbox Contest for its work on developing a unique platform that uses data to score employee risk, shows actionable trends and delivers personalized communications that nudge employees to improve security habits. On Monday, February 24, Elevate Security will present its cybersecurity technology to a panel of renowned industry judges and a live audience at RSA Conference 2020 in San Francisco.

Since 2005, the RSAC Innovation Sandbox has served as a platform for the most promising young cybersecurity companies to showcase their groundbreaking technologies and compete for the title of “Most Innovative Startup.” The competition is widely recognized as a catapult for success, as the top 10 finalists have collectively seen 48 acquisitions and $5.2 billion in funding over the last 15 years. Elevate Security will have three minutes to pitch the panel of judges before a question-and-answer round.

“The cybersecurity industry faces constant changes and challenges, and we need bold thinkers like the companies represented at RSAC Innovation Sandbox to drive the industry forward and protect the world against new threats,” said Linda Martin Gray, Senior Director and General Manager, RSA Conference. “We are always blown away by the caliber of ideas presented on stage, and perhaps even more exciting, the impact the companies and the bright minds behind them ultimately make on the world after the Conference concludes.”

The Elevate Security platform uses existing organizational data to score employee risk, giving cybersecurity teams complete visibility into their strengths and weaknesses by employee, team, and organization. With these insights, the platform uses features based on behavioral science that help change behavior, such as personalized communications, feedback, and rewards, motivating employees to improve security behaviors unique to them.

“We launched Elevate Security in 2017 to redefine the security landscape by giving security teams tools to improve everyday employee behavior,” said Robert Fly, Co-Founder and CEO, Elevate Security. “As a CISO, I learned the hard way that we can’t change what we can’t measure. With Elevate Security, we set out to create a platform that gives CISOs not only better visibility, but the tools to reduce their overall risk.”

“We will take center stage at RSA Conference to show the world how we are empowering security teams to move beyond awareness to measurable behavior change,” said Masha Sedova, co-founder and chief product officer. “We are thrilled to showcase our platform and present how we’ve built a solution that unlocks a new approach to the human element.”

The RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest kicks off at 1:30 p.m. PT on February 24 and winners will be announced at 4:30 p.m. that same day. Dr. Herbert (Hugh) Thompson, Program Committee Chair of RSA Conference, will return to host the contest. The panel of renowned expert judges includes Asheem Chandna, Partner, Greylock Partners; Scott Darling, President, Dell Technologies Capital; Dorit Dor, VP Products, Check Point Software Technologies; Patrick Heim, Partner and CISO ClearSky; and Paul Kocher, Researcher and Entrepreneur.

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About Elevate Security

Elevate Security is focused on the human element – measuring, influencing, and reducing human risk. Using data companies already have, Elevate Security scores employee risk based on their security actions, showing actionable trends while delivering personalized communications that nudge employees to improve security habits unique to them. Elevate Security gives CISOs the power to turn every employee into a security superhero, and equips the organization to succeed against today’s people centered risk. Enterprise customers across industries, from healthcare to software, have seen employee detection and reporting of attacks improve by 5x or more. With offices in Berkeley, CA, and Montreal, Elevate is backed by Defy Partners, Costanoa Ventures, and is currently hiring. To learn more, please visit

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