Kicking Off the RSA Conference, Momentum Cyber Identifies 6 Key Cybersecurity Trends That Will Drive Strategic Activity in 2019

Identity and Access Management, Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, Data
Centric Security, IoT Security, and Managed Security Services are
Sectors to Watch in 2019

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#IPOpipelinelt;/agt;–Momentum
, the premier trusted advisor to the cybersecurity industry,
today revealed the most significant trends that will drive strategic
activity in the cybersecurity industry in 2019 and will be prevalent
themes at the annual RSA Conference (RSAC) starting today in San

Six key cybersecurity trends that Momentum Cyber predicts will drive M&A
and IPO activity to new heights in 2019 include:

  • Identity and Access Management (IAM) will continue its strong
    performance as perimeters continue to fade and we adopt more of a
    zero-trust approach to security
  • Hybrid cloud computing utilization will continue its rise and
    drive demand for cloud-agnostic solutions to address security, data
    protection, and compliance
  • Data centric security solutions will continue their rise as
    data discovery, management, and protection extends security beyond
    today’s evaporating perimeters
  • IoT devices will continue to be targeted given their low level
    of security and exponential growth into our homes, cars, medical
    devices, IT networks, OT networks and critical infrastructure
  • A volatile stock market and expanding buyer universe will make
    later stage companies view M&A as an even more attractive alternative
    to an IPO, further increasing M&A deal volume
  • Security services providers will continue to increase market
    share as more organizations elect to use managed solutions to
    alleviate vendor fatigue and the growing cybersecurity skills shortage

“We see that as infrastructure becomes more ephemeral and lifts and
shifts to the cloud, it will drive the need for continuous visibility
and more of an identity, access, and data centric approach to security
in the coming years,” said Dino Boukouris, Momentum Cyber founding
member and director. “Focusing more on who you are and what data or
applications you have the right to access helps alleviate some of the
burden of the Sisyphean task of trying to make the ever-shifting
networks impenetrable.”

“Cybersecurity was the most active technology sector in both private and
public markets in 2018 and, based on these trends, we believe it will
continue to be the space to watch in 2019,” added Eric McAlpine,
Momentum Cyber co-founder and managing partner. “In fact, we expect
transaction volume to surpass last year’s record-breaking level.”

Last week, Momentum Cyber published its second annual Cybersecurity
Almanac for 2019
– the most comprehensive review of all strategic
transactions and the firm’s proprietary insights on the industry. The
800-page Cybersecurity Almanac chronicles the key trends which made 2018
a record-breaking year for the industry including $15.5 billion in M&A
volume and $6.2 billion in VC investments and lays out Momentum’s key
predictions for 2019. The report is comprised of an in-depth analysis of
over 3,500 cybersecurity companies across the globe, strategic deal
activity including IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and
private equity financings, and the market impact of news and events.

At RSAC, Momentum Cyber will be participating in and sponsoring several
events, including:

  • RSAC Innovator and Entrepreneur Seminar – a how-to for
    innovators and entrepreneurs that will feature Momentum Cyber chairman
    Dave DeWalt providing opening remarks on Monday, March 4, 9:00 a.m. at
    the Marriott Golden Gate A SEM
  • Momentum Cyber and NightDragon Security Open House – Monday,
    March 4 (invite only)
  • Team8’s Rethink Cyber SF 2019: Rethink Trust – an exclusive
    evening of cocktails and keynotes alongside CIOs and CISOs of the
    world’s leading companies on the security implications of delegating
    trust to machines
  • RSAC Drinks & Hors d’Oeuvres hosted by Momentum Cyber, YL Ventures
    and TenEleven Ventures
    – Tuesday, March 5 (invite only)
  • NightDragon & Momentum Cyber CEO & Dealmaker Dinner
    Monday, March 4 (invite only)

For more information on these events, please contact Dino Boukouris, [email protected].

About Momentum Cyber

is the premier trusted advisor to the cybersecurity industry
providing bespoke high-impact advice combined with tailored,
senior-level access. The firm was founded by world-class operators and
advisors and caters to the unique needs of both earlier stage Founders,
CEOs, & Boards as well as the complexity of later stage & public
companies throughout their lifecycle – Incubation to Exit. Headquartered
in San Francisco with operations globally, the founding team has closed
over 250 transactions totaling over $250 billion in value. Momentum
Cybersecurity Group, LLC conducts its M&A advisory services as an M&A
Broker as defined by the SEC.


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