The Korean Security Global Startup Initiative (K-Sec) is a collaboration between the Ministry of Science in Korea and several investment, InfoSec and innovation partners in the United States. The companies chosen for their innovative technology were brought to the US to meet with the venture investment community and cyber security professionals in government and industry. Over a six week period these company executives will travel to three cities (Washington DC, Denver, CO, and St. Louis, MO) to present their solution and develop enduring relationships in the US market.
Who is involved?
The agency responsible for this program within the Korea Ministry of Science and ICT is the Korean Information Internet and Security Agency (KISA). KISA invited the SixThirty CYBER Fund, Darkfield, Active Capital and others to collaborate on this project.
How were the companies selected?
Initially KISA held a competition for the top ten cyber security innovations in Korea, and those companies pitched to a group of CISOs and investors from the United States. From that group of ten, five companies were selected in October to participate on the six week program.