Follow the cybersecurity money

“I think there is more money chasing limited companies,” says John Dickson, principal at the Denim Group. “Why do I think this? The daily inbound solicitations from venture capital and private equity companies tell me it’s a seller’s market.”

The challenge facing those startups – and their potential customers – is a cybersecurity industry that is increasingly dominated by a shrinking number of big companies. A look at cyber investment in recent years, including investments by venture capitalists along with mergers and acquisitions, highlights four related trends: a move from hardware to cloud-enabled and cloud-native services and tools; a focus on analytics and automation; market consolidation that will see many startups either purchased or crushed by established players; and the increase in security tools and services offered by public cloud service providers.

About Denim Group

Denim Group is the leading secure software development firm, serving as a trusted advisor to customers on matters of software risk and security. The company builds software for the most security conscious while helping organizations assess and mitigate risk within their existing software. Denim Group's flagship ThreadFix product accelerates the process of software vulnerability remediation, reflecting the company's rich understanding of what it takes to fix application vulnerabilities faster. Denim Group has emerged as a strong contributor to the larger application security community and has actively participated in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) since shortly after its inception.

Among many other awards, Denim Group has landed on the "Inc. 5000" list - which recognizes the country's 5000 fastest-growing private companies - for five years in a row. In addition, the San Antonio Business Journal named Denim Group as one of the "Best Places to Work" in the city.

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