After months of intensive scouting and startups selection in Tel Aviv, we have reached one of the biggest milestones of 2019 – organized E.ON´s first public event in Israel: Corporate Challenge on Cyber Security.
You may ask, why Israel? “There are two reasons that position Israel as a leader in the startup world,” Philipp Ulbrich explains. “Firstly, the density of high-tech startups is far higher than elsewhere in the world, especially in IoT and Cyber. Secondly, Israeli entrepreneurs are very agile and rapidly taking up new challenges, even if it means reconsidering the solutions they developed.”
We´ve proven this to be more than true. In a condensed day, some of the best Israeli cyber security startups demonstrated their products in a real-life setting to E.ON’s security experts and looked for their application potential within E.ON. With support of 10 excellent E.ON mentors, 7 startups worked on their business cases to win a paid pilot with E.ON Information Security.
After intensive sessions throughout the day and the final pitches, the decision has been taken – the Israeli startup Indegy is given a chance to do a pilot with E.ON. Rene Rindermann, Chief Information Security Officer at E.ON, explains the decision: “We have found one startup that will elaborate with us in an area, where we are will facing a real challenge in a future of rapidly increasing and changing devices – assets discovery. They have found a solution that allows us not only to identify the devices by listening, but also to proactively query them and get additional information. It is not only valuable for information security team, but also for colleagues, who are operating those assets”.
“Being selected by representatives from Europe’s leading energy company as the top industrial security
solution in E.ON’s Corporate Cyber Challenge is a powerful endorsement of our technology and active
approach to detecting all changes made to operational technology devices and processes,” said Mille
Gandelsman, Co-Founder and CTO of Indegy. “Several leading global energy companies have chosen the
Indegy Industrial Cyber Security Suite to protect their critical assets.”
The first big step is done and there are many more to be taken in 2019. We are looking forward to starting the pilot in the first quarter next year and building a long-lasting partnership: first of many more in Israel to come.