Eclypsium Selected as Finalist for 2019 RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest

Eclypsium recognized for pioneering security that defends the firmware layer of the enterprise from vulnerabilities and threats

Beaverton, Oregon – February 5, 2019 – Eclypsium, the industry’s first firmware security platform, has been named one of 10 finalists for the RSA® Conference 2019 Innovation Sandbox Contest for its work in bringing cybersecurity to the firmware and hardware layer of enterprise laptops, servers, and networking gear. On Monday, March 4, Eclypsium CEO Yuriy Bulygin will present its cybersecurity technology to a panel of industry veteran judges and a live audience in a three-minute quick-pitch and Q&A, competing for the coveted title of “Most Innovative Start Up” at RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco. In the past five years alone, the contest’s top 10 finalists have collectively seen 14 acquisitions and have received over $2 billion in investments.

RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest is the leading platform for entrepreneurial cybersecurity companies to launch their ground-breaking research and innovation in front of venture capitalists, industry experts, senior level business practitioners and thought leaders. The event gives startups visibility and validation that turn into rapid growth and increased funding year after year.

“Every year our expectations are blown out of the water by the ideas presented at the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest, and this year was no exception,” said Sandra Toms, Vice President and Curator of RSA Conference. “The cybersecurity industry needs the bold, bright and innovative ideas being developed by these start ups today more than ever. I applaud this year’s finalists on their amazing work and dedication to making our world more secure, and I’m looking forward to seeing the impact they’ll make at RSA Conference and beyond.”

Eclypsium extends security below the level of the operating system where attackers are particularly active, yet defenses are the weakest. The firmware in the system and within every hardware component is the true heart of the device, and can allow attackers to subvert traditional security and persist within the device. Most organizations can’t see their firmware vulnerabilities, struggle to keep their firmware and security settings up to date, and lack the in-house expertise to find firmware implants or backdoors.

Eclypsium automates all of these challenges by providing visibility into an organization’s firmware, finding vulnerabilities and misconfigured security settings, assisting with firmware updates, and actively detecting malicious implants and backdoors.

“I believe the firmware layer is the unguarded attack surface of the enterprise, and it is why we have spent the better part of a decade to make firmware security simple and repeatable so that every enterprise can protect their most critical devices,” said Eclypsium CEO, Yuriy Bulygin.

Doors will open to the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest at 1:30 p.m. PT on March 4 at the Marriott Marquis in the Yerba Buena Ballroom. The winner will be announced in front of a live audience later that day at 4:30 p.m. PT. Dr. Herbert (Hugh) Thompson returns to emcee the contest, and the panel of five judges includes Asheem Chandna, Partner, Greylock Partners; Patrick Heim, Operating Partner and Chief Information Security Officer, ClearSky; Niloofar Razi Howe, Cybersecurity Entrepreneur and Investor; Shlomo Kramer, CEO and Co-Founder, Cato Networks; and Richard Seiersen, CISO, Author and Advisor.

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About Eclypsium

Eclypsium protects organizations from the foundation of their computing infrastructure upward, controlling the risk and stopping threats inside firmware of laptops, servers, and networking infrastructure. The Eclypsium enterprise firmware protection platform is built on decades of firmware threat research and real-world experience pioneering the open source project known as CHIPSEC. Eclypsium’s solution proactively finds and manages firmware risk and protects from firmware-based threats at all of the key points in the hardware lifecycle, from deployment to operational use. Eclypsium is headquartered in the Portland, OR area. For more information, please visit, follow us on Twitter @eclypsium, or request additional information at

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