Security 2011 Exhibition, organised by Diversified Exhibitions Australia has announced the APAC winners for the 6th Global Security Challenge.
New Zealand GPS guidance company, TracMap secured the APAC Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Award while Indian two-factor authentication provider EasySecured Software & Services won in the start-up category.
A high profile panel comprising of some of the most renowned security and start-up experts from the US and Australia judged the live presentations from the six APAC finalists at the security exhibition.
Members of the judging panel included:
- Todd Brethauer, science advisor at the US Government’s Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO)
- Steven Scanlan from The Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet National Security Science and Technology (NSST) Branch
- Graham Ingram, managing director of the University of Queensland cyber security unit, AusCERT
- Brad Howarth, start-up expert, freelance journalist and author
- Chris Cubbage, executive editor of Australian Security Magazine and director of MySecurity Media
- Kim Mettam, director of business at iWebgate, 2010 winner of the Global Security Challenge’s SME Award worth US$300,000
Based in New Zealand’s South Island, TracMap is a major provider of GPS technology to the agricultural sector in New Zealand, and has also recently won the NZ Hi-Tech Emerging Company Award.
TracMap explained how its GPS tracking services can be successfully deployed on helicopters by emergency services, defence and law enforcement agencies, enabling aerial rescue teams to reduce time and cost of aerial searches by 30%.
EasySecured Software & Services
EasySecured Software & Services, based in Mumbai, India showcased an innovative new two-factor authentication technology that turns any mobile device into a security token without storing data on the device itself.
EasySecured sees possible applications for its solution in the protection of e-health records, financial data and personal information on the Internet as well as enterprise cloud services.
TracMap and EasySecured Software & Services will be competing with regional titleholders from the UK, Europe, US East and West Coast and the Middle East at the Global Security Challenge global finals to take place as part of PitchLive in London, UK from October 24 to October 25, 2011.
The two APAC winners will compete with international security start-ups and SMEs for prize funds totalling US$500,000.