At the beginning of 2020, three NYC companies were selected as winners in the NYCx Cybersecurity Moonshot Challenge. The competition is designed to provide cybersecurity solutions to New York’s 240,000 small and midsize businesses that don’t have the financial capital, physical resources, or technical know-how to protect themselves against cybercrime.
The three winners are: INKY, a startup marketed to businesses as a specialized service to detect phishing threats. Paladin Cyber and SKOUT Cybersecurity, offer additional services like end-point protection, browser protection and cyber insurance. The selected companies receive a spot in Hub.NYC, a startup accelerator.
Winners were selected by the Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer, New York City Economic Development Corporation and NYC Cyber Command. The three agencies are also publishing cybersecurity training sessions for small businesses, together with the Department of NYC Small Business Services.