17 cybersecurity startups use artificial intelligence

17 cybersecurity startups use artificial intelligence

The ongoing war in Ukraine has exacerbated cybersecurity issues related to disinformation. That’s why Ukrainians Andriy Kusyi and Ksenia Ilyuk created LetsData, a startup that provides companies and organizations with the ability to detect and analyze threats in real time.

Since its launch, their AI-based solution has seen rapid growth, and they have launched operations in the US while continuing to focus technology and product development in Europe.

What LetsData gives you

“The mission of LetsData is to enable organizations to actively communicate using artificial intelligence-enabled information space analysis to provide actionable insights for data-driven decision-making in the face of unintended information influence,” the company says.

  1. With the growth of malicious information influence, organizations are forced to recognize its impact, decipher the tactics of adversaries and strengthen their resilience to withstand malicious interference.
  2. As the reliance on keyword-based analysis is insufficient to cover the complexity of today’s information space, organizations remain vulnerable to unforeseen threats, underscoring the need for state-of-the-art approaches to ensure their resilience.
  3. Despite the availability of sophisticated data dashboards, organizations find it difficult to make timely decisions due to the complexity of information that requires significant manual decoding, resulting in lost opportunities and competitiveness.

LetsData currently predicts 900 risks and opportunities, analyzing more than 500 thousand publications daily in more than 50 countries. This has already helped more than 250 clients improve their response time by 45%.

Google for Startups Growth Academy: AI for Cybersecurity

LetsData is now one of 17 companies that have joined the second cohort of the Google’s for Startups Growth Academy program: AI for Cybersecurity. This group of startups from nine countries across Europe and North America will participate in the three-month program and gain access to Google’s tools, partners, and practices to help them continue to scale – and ultimately make the world a safer place.

The program officially kicks off on February 15 at the Google Security Engineering Center in Munich. Over the next three months, each startup will work directly with Google AI and cybersecurity experts through personalized workshops and mentoring sessions to develop their business responsibly.

The full cohort

  • Alma Security (New York, U.S.) easily integrates into any work environment – no need to change the code to make sure your applications are protected from end to end.
  • Authologic (Warsaw, Poland) is building a global e-ID hub via API for government-issued digital IDs, identity wallets and bank IDs.
  • BforeAI (Montpellier, France) helps companies predict attacks before they happen and defends against fake websites or accounts that try to damage a company’s reputation.
  • Blacklight (London, UK) uses AI to track down threats, figure out which ones are most dangerous and prevent these cyberattacks before they cause problems.
  • Cakewalk (Berlin, Germany) is Access Management, made neat. They help fast-moving companies make their employees’ access to apps seamless and secure. The platform enables full app discovery, automated access requests, and secure on- and offboarding.
  • Cesare.ai (Paris, France) specializes in making AI actionable across various industries. It transforms LLMs into professional tools companies can use as a business generator — securely augmenting teams and scaling operations with industry-specific, secure AI solutions.
  • Ethiack (Coimbra, Portugal) is an autonomous ethical hacking platform that keeps systems safe from cyber attacks by constantly testing for weaknesses, finding vulnerabilities and sharing how to fix them.
  • Gomboc.ai (New York, U.S.) automatically fixes cloud security problems while making sure everything still works correctly, including any security policy violations. It’s like a smart mechanic for your cloud systems.
  • HACKERverse (Chicago, U.S.) is an AI-driven cybersecurity marketplace, community and digital events host. The HACKERverse marketplace allows Chief Information Security Officers and other buyers to kick the tires on solutions they’re considering via automated demos — so they can try before they buy.
  • Kriptos (Miami, U.S.) is a software that analyzes, classifies and labels documents automatically using AI. Kriptos prevents data leakage, enhances cybersecurity strategies and achieves compliance regulations.
  • LetsData (Dover, U.S.) offers AI radar against disinformation. It provides real-time media and social media monitoring in more than 50 countries, empowering state agencies, businesses and civil societies to proactively navigate risks and seize opportunities in the face of disinformation.
  • Nijta (Lille, France) helps companies use recorded customer calls to improve their services while protecting customer privacy. They use AI to change the voices in the recordings so people can’t be identified.
  • Patchstack (Pärnu, Estonia) is a cybersecurity company focused on covering the complete lifecycle of open-source security — identifying new security vulnerabilities and helping open-source vendors fix security issues and mitigate vulnerabilities.
  • Quantum Dice (Oxford, UK) uses the fundamental quantum properties of light to enable secure encryption, through its patented self-certifying Quantum Random Number Generator.
  • ShareID (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) is an authentication-as-a-service solution that makes authentication to sensitive or regulated services extra secure. It uses your official government ID and pairs it with a facial scan, ensuring it’s unmistakably you.
  • Talsec (Brno, Czech Republic) is like a security agent inside your phone apps. It makes special tools for app developers that protect apps from hackers, hide important information and find sneaky malware.
  • Zepo (Ciudad Real, Spain) offers businesses an integrated and automated solution, powered by AI, to address the biggest cybersecurity gap: human risk. Zepo’s intelligence helps customers safeguard employees and the digital workplace.



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