Call for Entries: RSA® Conference 2012 Innovation Sandbox

Annual “Most Innovative Company” Contest Recognizes Innovative Forces Emerging from the Security Landscape

RSA Conference 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RSA® Conference (, the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, today announced its annual Innovation Sandbox program has opened a call for submissions for the “Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2012.” Innovation Sandbox is an exciting half-day program that explores the new technologies that promise to transform the information security industry, now and in the future.

“Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2012.”

Kicking off RSA Conference 2012 on Monday, February 27, Innovation Sandbox will feature demonstrations from information security’s new rising stars; interactive whiteboard sessions facilitated by industry experts; “Start-up Speed Dating” with venture capitalists; and the opportunity to speak with industry-leading research labs to learn what may lay ahead for the information security industry.

Companies are invited to submit an entry for the title of “Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2012” via online entry no later than 5 p.m. PT on Friday, December 2. More information, including the nomination form, can be found at:

Criteria to compete in the contest include:

  • The product has been in the market for less than one year (launched after February 2011)
  • The product has the potential to make a significant impact on the information security space
  • The product can be demonstrated live and on-site during Innovation Sandbox
  • The company has a management team that has proven success in the delivery of products to market
  • The company must be privately held, with less than $5M in revenue in 2011

At the close of the submission period on Friday, December 2:

  • Entries will be reviewed and ranked by a panel of judges that will include venture capital professionals, CISOs, and other industry experts
  • The top 10 ranked companies will be notified on Monday, December 19, and invited to demo their product on Monday, February 27, at RSA Conference’s Innovation Sandbox, as well as present an abbreviated business plan to the judging panel
  • The top 10 finalists will also be recognized on the RSA Conference website with a company and product profile, and will be promoted in other Conference public relations efforts

“Innovation is not a buzz word or passing fad, it is the lifeblood of any industry – especially information security,” said Sandra Toms LaPedis, Area Vice President and GM of RSA Conference. “With new threats breaking the molds of conventional attacks, the products and services being developed to stop those threats must evolve beyond the borders of conventional security solutions. The RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox program moves the industry forward while providing inspiration to the next set of information security leaders.”

More information regarding RSA Conference 2012, taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from February 27-March 2, can be found at:

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