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50 Private Companies That Take Security Seriously

The companies featured in Inc.’s annual ranking of the leading privately-held American security organizations have found innovative techniques to provide both physical and cybersecurity.

In the recent Inc. 5000 2020 list, 5000 of the fastest-growing private companies in America have been rated. Grouped by industry, including engineering, manufacturing, transportation, and others, this list covers a wide range of specific technologies. For example, the security category displayed a median growth of 187%, total revenues of $10.3 billion, and contributions of over 86,991 jobs, according to Inc.

These security providers are in markets of either physical or cloud-based services and products. Major offerings were in cloud video surveillance and video, network and information protection, security awareness training and simulated phishing, identifying security violations and threats, and the like. Regardless of the products or services, these security-focused private companies found innovative techniques to provide both physical and cybersecurity.

One such company is Integrated Biometrics, a manufacturer of one of the smallest and lightest FBI-compliant fingerprint scanners. Their secret is a patented light-emitting polymer film for reading fingerprints.

On the cybersecurity side of the equation is Trust Stamp, a firm that uses advanced cryptographic techniques and AI-powered presentation-attack detection tools to prevent data loss and identify fraud.

What follows are the top 50 security companies that made the grade for this year’s list.

John Blyler is a Design News senior editor, covering the electronics and advanced manufacturing spaces. With a BS in Engineering Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering, he has years of hardware-software-network systems experience as an editor and engineer within the advanced manufacturing, IoT and semiconductor industries. John has co-authored books related to system engineering and electronics for IEEE, Wiley, and Elsevier.

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