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  • Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service): CryptoMove
  • Website: https://www.cryptomove.com
  • Company size (employees): 1-25
  • Product Version Number: alpha
  • Type of solution: Software
  • Year this product or service was first introduced to the market: 2016
  • Year the current version of this product or service has been released: 2016
  • Approximate number of users worldwide: Private alpha

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service deserves recognition:

CryptoMove is a groundbreaking and innovative approach to data protection that leverages dynamic movement, distribution, mutation, and re-encryption instead of protecting data with conventional static defenses.

CryptoMove is backed and advised by top investors and security industry leaders, including Tim Draper and Draper Associates venture capital firm, as well as early investors, founders, and executives from Palo Alto Networks, FireEye, Palantir, Facebook, Cyphort, Cisco, Juniper, and others.

CryptoMove has a top team that has been on the ground floor of multiple successful enterprise and security startups, has invented distributed programming languages, built next-generation military moving target defense security systems, and has enforced data protection and cybercrime for Fortune 500 technology giants.

In less than 300 words, summarize the most important features and benefits of this product or service

CryptoMove is a new active defense data-centric protection startup in Silicon Valley. CryptoMove’s innovative approach protects data with dynamic movement, distribution, mutation, and re-encryption.

Today’s data infrastructure is static and unchanging, making it easy for adversaries to hide in a system, study it, and plan attacks at their leisure. Attackers have an asymmetric advantage and steal clear text, ciphertext, encryption keys, mount cryptographic attacks, destroy data, ransomware data, or corrupt data’s integrity.

Traditional security methods rely on prevention and detection–digital equivalents of locks, cameras, traps, walls, and security guards. This fails. Attackers break locks, turn invisible to evade cameras, discover traps, go over and under walls, and there are simply not enough security guards to keep up. To make matters worse, quantum computers threaten to unravel all current encryption in a Y2K-style event.

CryptoMove’s innovative active defense approach makes data a constantly shifting and moving target. Attackers cannot identify data of interest to mount attacks. Time is a disadvantage, because data is constantly moving, fragmenting, and mutating. And if attackers manage to identify, steal, or destroy any data, all they have are worthless encrypted fragments. CryptoMove’s system distributes copies automatically for resiliency and redundancy, so the system is resilient to attack and failure. Quantum computers don’t matter, because attackers can’t collect encrypted data to brute force.

CryptoMove integrates anywhere, including cloud infrastructure, datacenters, third-party vendors, databases, big-data lakes, and edge/fog environments like smart factories and IoT connected devices. This enables Fortune 500 companies and large organizations to modernize digital infrastructure and protect data in increasingly diverse and distributed environments. Conventional security, whether enhanced detection or prevention, increases defenders’ work and heightens cyber-adversaries’ asymmetric advantage. CryptoMove’s active defense data protection approach, however, increases costs for attackers while making defenders’ tasks easier. This flips the asymmetry — in favor of defense.

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