Industrial cybersecurity provider Dragos, Inc. has been selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers.” The cohort includes 100 early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are pioneering new technologies and innovations.
“We’re excited to welcome Dragos to our 20th cohort of Technology Pioneers,” Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum, said in a press release. “Dragos and its fellow pioneers are developing cutting edge technologies all over the world. Beyond their innovations, these firms are contributing greatly to improving the state of the world.”
Dragos’ mission is to defend organizations from cyber attacks targeting industrial infrastructure. The Dragos Platform features industrial asset identification, threat detection and response technology for industrial control systems.
“It’s great to be acknowledged as pioneer by the World Economic Forum,” Dragos CEO and Co-Founder, Robert M. Lee, said in the release. “Cyber threats to the world’s most critical infrastructure are sophisticated and increasingly aggressive and numerous. Defending against these threats and those who perpetrate them will never be easy, but it is doable if we can continue to come together as a global community in order to educate and empower one another.”
As a member of the latest group of technology pioneers, Lee will be invited to participate at World Economic Forum activities, events, and discussions throughout the year. Dragos will also contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with policymakers and private sector leaders to help define the global agenda on key issues.
This year marks the Tech Pioneers community’s 20th anniversary. Past recipients include notable companies such as Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Spotify, TransferWise, Twitter, and Wikimedia.
For more information this year’s Technology Pioneers, visit http://wef.ch/techpioneers20.