Hu Y.,University of Florida |
Wu D.,University of Florida |
Nucci A.,Narus Inc
IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing | Year: 2013
In this paper, we address the problem of large population speaker identification under noisy conditions. Major techniques for speaker identification is based on Mel-Frequency Cepstral Coefficients (MFCC), Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM) and Universal Background Model (UBM) which we call MFCC+GMM and MFCC+GMM+UBM. The approaches are known to perform very well for small population identification under low-noise conditions. However, the increase of population size can cause performance degradation of these schemes under noisy conditions. To mitigate this limitation, we propose a fuzzy-clustering-based decision tree approach. The key idea of our approach is to 1) use a decision tree to hierarchically partition the whole population into groups of small size, and determine which speaker group at the leaf node a speaker under test belongs to, and 2) apply MFCC+GMM to the selected speaker group for speaker identification. The advantage of our approach is that we use features that are independent from MFCC to partition speakers into groups and only apply MFCC+GMM to speaker groups at the leaf level. The key challenge in our design is how to achieve a low error probability of decision-tree-based classification. To address this, we adopt fuzzy clustering in constructing the tree for population partitioning, i.e., at each level, a speaker may belong to multiple groups. Such redundancy increases the probability of classifying a speaker under test into a correct group/node on the tree. Another novelty of this paper is that we use pitch and five vocal source features to construct a six-level decision tree. Experimental results demonstrate that our approach outperforms MFCC+ GMM and MFCC+ GMM+ UBM with higher accuracy and lower complexity for large population identification under additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) conditions. © 2006-2012 IEEE.
Yadav S.,Texas A&M University |
Reddy A.K.K.,Texas A&M University |
Reddy A.L.N.,Texas A&M University |
Ranjan S.,Narus Inc
Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference, IMC | Year: 2010
Recent Botnets such as Conficker, Kraken and Torpig have used DNS based "domain fluxing" for command-and-control, where each Bot queries for existence of a series of domain names and the owner has to register only one such domain name. In this paper, we develop a methodology to detect such "domain fluxes" in DNS traffic by looking for patterns inherent to domain names that are generated algorithmically, in contrast to those generated by humans. In particular, we look at distribution of alphanumeric characters as well as bigrams in all domains that are mapped to the same set of IP-addresses. We present and compare the performance of several distance metrics, including KL-distance, Edit distance and Jaccard measure. We train by using a good data set of domains obtained via a crawl of domains mapped to all IPv4 address space and modeling bad data sets based on behaviors seen so far and expected. We also apply our methodology to packet traces collected at a Tier-1 ISP and show we can automatically detect domain fluxing as used by Conficker botnet with minimal false positives. Copyright 2010 ACM.
Narus Inc | Date: 2015-12-14
A trusted user circle server for encryption key distribution and authentication support, as well as a client-side application which resides on users devices are disclosed. In particular, the trusted user circle server manages a repository for static public keys (SPUK) which are used for authentication and secure distribution of a dynamic private context key (DPCK) used for the end-to-many encryption. Accordingly, posting users encrypt posted document using the DPCK and viewing users retrieve the DPCK to decrypt the posted document. These keys are associated to the trusted user circle and are generated dynamically for a given circle policy context (CPC). The CPC is an identifier that represents a group of members of a trusted user circle. It changes whenever any member of the trusted user circle leave it, when a new trusted user circle is created or when the DPCK expires after a pre-determined period of time.
News Article | March 13, 2015
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Aero Vodochody Aeroeletronica (AEL Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc Aeronautics Aeronautics Defense Systems Aerospace Industries Organization AeroVironment Afidus AgenaBST AGS AgustaWestland AgustaWestland Aviation Services LLC AgustaWestland NV, a Finmeccanica S.p.A company Airbus Americas Air Command Systems International SAS (ACSI) Air Tractor Airborne Technologies Inc Airbus Airbus China Airbus Commercial Airbus Corporate Jet Centre Airbus Defence and Space Airbus Group Airbus Helicopters Deutschland Airbus Helicopters España Airbus Japan Airbus KID-Systeme Airbus Middle East Airbus Military (EADS) Airbus ProSky Airbus SAS Airbus UK Airtanker Holdings Ltd AKANA Al Faisaliah Group Al Raha Group for Technical Services Al Seer Marine Alenia Aermacchi Alliant Techsystems Inc (ATK) Almaz-Antey (Ulyanovsk Mechanical Plant) ALP Alsalam Aircraft Company ALTAY AM General LLC Amber Engineering Inc Amer Group American Science & Engineering AMMROC Amper Programas de Electronica Y Comunicaciones SA Amplidan A/S ANELTECH Ansaldo Ansaldo STS AnsaldoBreda Anschutz Japan Co. Ltd. Applied Physical Science Corporation Applied Technologies APSS S.r.l. Ares ARES Shipyard Areva SA Argon ST, Inc. Arianespace Armtec Countermeasures Company ASA Technologies Ltd ASELSAN AS ASELSAN Baku ASELSAN Engineering LLP ASELSAN Middle East ASELSAN Middle East PSC. Ltd. ASELSAN South Africa ASELSANNET AselsanNet Ltd. Sti. Asia Global Technologies (AGT) ASIL ASPILSAN Aspilsan A.S. Astrid Energy Enterprises S.r.l. Astrium (space division of EADS) Astrium GmbH Astrium Services GmbH Astro Limited ATAP Inc ATARD A-TEL Ateon Ltd Atlas Communications ATR ATRiCS Austal Limited Automotive Robotic Industry Aveos Fleet Performance Aviall Services, Inc. Aviall UK, Inc. Aviall, Inc. Aviation Communications & Surveillance Systems Aviation Industries Organization Aviation Training Consulting LLC Avibras Industria Aerospecial Divisao Aerea e Naval S.A. Avionics Services Avon Protection Aware AxleTech International Inc Axsys Technologies Inc Axxonsoft Aydin Foreign Sales Ltd Aydin S.A. Aydin Yazilim ve Elektronik Sanayi S.A. AYESAS Azimuth BAE HAL (India) BAE Systems (Operations) Limited BAE Systems Australia BAE Systems Controls Inc. BAE Systems Cyber & Intelligence GEOINT ISR BAE Systems Hagglund BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc. BAE Systems Information Solutions Inc. BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP BAE Systems OASYS BAE Systems Oman BAE Systems plc BAE Systems Saudi Arabia BAE Systems Surface Ships Limited BAE Systems, Eurofighter GmbH Bath Iron Works BCC Cove Corporation BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation Beechcraft Corporation Beechcraft Defense Company Bell Boeing Joint Project Office Bell Helicopter Bell Helicopter Textron Inc BH Defense LLC Bioquell PLC BlueBird Aero Systems BMC BMT Nigel Gee (subsidiary of BMT Group) Boeing Aerospace Operations, Inc. Boeing Aerostructures Australia Pty Ltd. Boeing Airborne Surveillance Enterprises, Inc. Boeing Aircraft Holding Company Boeing Australia Holdings Proprietary Limited Boeing Canada Operations Ltd. Boeing Capital Corporation Boeing Capital Loan Corporation Boeing CAS Holding GmbH Boeing Commercial Space Company Boeing Defence Australia Ltd Boeing Defence UK Limited Boeing Defense, Secure Tech Boeing Defense, Space and Security Boeing Integrated Defense Systems Boeing Intellectual Property Licensing Company Boeing International B.V. & Co. Holding KGaA Boeing International Logistics Spares, Inc. Boeing Logistics Spares, Inc. Boeing North American Space Alliance Company Boeing Operations International, Incorporated Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc. Boeing Training Systems Boneal Inc Booz Allen Hamilton BredaMenirinibus C2TECH CAE Inc CAE USA Canadian Marconi CANIK CapRock Communications (Australia) Pty. Ltd. CapRock Communications International Limited CapRock Communications Norway AS CapRock Communications Pte. Ltd. . CapRock Comunicações Angola, Lda CapRock Comunicações do Brasil Ltda. CapRock International Holdings, Ltd. CapRock UK, Ltd. Carl Walther GmbH Carl Zeiss AG Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH Cassidian Cassidian Cyber Security Cassidian Optronics CATIC (Chinese-Pakistani consortium) CDL Systems Ltd Cessna Aircraft Company ChandlerMay Inc Charleston Logistics LLC China Precision Machinery Export-Import Corporation (CPMIEC) CIMPA Citylink Telecommunications Holding Ltd Cloudwatt Commercial Aircraft Vehicles LLC Constructions Mecaniques de Normandie (CMN) Conti Federal Services Inc Controp Precision Technologies Ltd Convair COSKUNÖZ CPI Police Services CQC CT JV Cubic Corporation Cubic Defense Applications Inc Custer Battles Cyber Directorate Funding DAHER-SOCATA Daimler AG Damen Danster Corporation Dassault Aviation Data Link Solutions Data Link Solutions/Via Sat Data Logic, Inc. 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ETA ETC-IS ETI Etihad Ship Building Etihad Ship Building (ESB) EUREST Raytheon Support Services EuroAtlas Gesselschaft fuer Leistungselektronik mbH Eurocopter Eurocopter Holdings Eurofighter GmbH European Aircraft Technology (EAT) S.A. EverythingAircraft LLC Exelis Inc Exelis Inc Radar Reconnaissance and Acoustic Systems Export Erez Fairchild Imaging Inc Falco K-9 FAST Holdings Ltd FAST Training Services Ltd FATA FATA GULF CO WLL Ferranti Fidelis Security Systems Inc FIGES Film Europe Ltd Finmeccanica S.p.A. First Communications Company FLIR Systems Inc FNSS Defence Systems Inc (FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S) Force Protection Inc Fortress Technologies Inc FOTONIKS France Fraser-Volpe LLC G4S G4S Risk Management GATE ELEKTRONIK Gemalto General Atomics General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc General Dynamics - OTS Inc General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems General Dynamics Aerospace General Dynamics Armament Systems Inc General Dynamics C4 Systems General Dynamics Combat Systems and Technology General Dynamics Corporation General Dynamics Electric Boat General Dynamics Government Systems Corp. General Dynamics Information Technologies Inc. General Dynamics Itronix Corporation General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) General Dynamics Land Systems- Canada General Dynamics Marine Systems General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems Inc General Dynamics OTS Inc General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies Inc General Dynamics United Kingdom Ltd General Electric Gentex Corporation Germany; France GESPI Aeronautics Gilat Satelitte Networks GIR-SAN Global RadioData Communications (GRC) GLOBAL TEKNIK Goodrich Corporation Goodrich Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems Gulfstream Aerospace HALBIT Halter Marine Inc Harpia Harris Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd Harris Atlas Systems LLC Harris Canada Systems, Inc Harris Communications (Spain), S.L. . Harris Communications Bahrain Co. W.L.L Harris Communications Congo SARL Harris Communications de Mexico, S.de R.L. de C.V. Harris Communications Egypt, LLC Harris Communications FZCO . Harris Communications GmbH . Harris Communications Honduras S.A. de C.V. Harris Communications Korea Ltd. Harris Communications Limited Harris Communications Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Harris Communications MH Spain, S.L. Harris Communications Services Sdn. Bhd. . Harris Communications Servicios de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. Harris Communications Systems India Private Limited Harris Comunicaçoes Participaçoes do Brasil Ltda. Harris Corporation Harris Denmark ApS Harris Denmark Holding ApS Harris EG SARL Harris Global Communications Hong Kong Limited . Harris Global Communications Solutions Limited Harris International Chile Limitada Harris International Inc. Harris International Saudi Communications Harris International Venezuela, C.A Harris Norge AS Harris NV Harris PNG Ltd. Harris Salam Harris Software Systems Pty. Ltd. Harris Solid-State (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Harris Systems Limited Hartzell Propeller Havelsan Havelsan Inc Hawker Beechcraft Corporation HDW (Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft) - part of TKMS Heas A.S. 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Jet Aviation JetBlue Johnson Controls Inc Jordan Electronic Logistics Support Junghans Microtec GmbH KALE HAVACILIK KALEKALIP Kärcher Futuretech Kazakhstan ASELSAN Engineering LLP Kentz Corporation Ltd Kilgore Flares Company Kinetics KOÇ BILGI ve SAVUNMA KOLUMAN Kongsberg Protech Systems Korea Aerospace Industries Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) KVH Industries Inc Kylmar Ltd L-3 Canada Acquisition Inc L-3 Communications and Platform Integration Division L-3 Communications ASA Ltd L-3 Communications Australia Proprietary Ltd L-3 Communications Australia Pty Ltd L-3 Communications Canada Inc L-3 Communications Corporation L-3 Communications Corporation Integrated Systems Group L-3 Communications ELAC Nautik GmbH L-3 Communications Electronic Systems Inc L-3 Communications Global Network Solutions Ltd L-3 Communications Group Ltd L-3 Communications Group Pty Ltd L-3 Communications Holding GmbH L-3 Communications Hong Kong Ltd L-3 Communications India Private Ltd L-3 Communications Italy S.r.l. L-3 Communications Korea Corp L-3 Communications Ltd L-3 Communications Magnet-Motor GmbH L-3 Communications Malaysia Sdn Bhd L-3 Communications Navigation AS L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC L-3 Link Simulation & Training La Cassa des Depots Laser Devices Inc L-Communications Valmarine AS Lehavot LIBYAN ITALIAN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CO Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Lockheed Martin Aerospace Systems Integration Corporation Lockheed Martin Australia Pty Limited Lockheed Martin Canada Inc. Lockheed Martin Corporation Lockheed Martin Corporation - Space Systems Company Lockheed Martin Desktop Solutions, Inc. Lockheed Martin Engine Investments, LLC Lockheed Martin Global Inc Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Inc. Lockheed Martin Integrated Technology, LLC Lockheed Martin Investments Inc. Lockheed Martin Logistics Management, Inc. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Lockheed Martin Operations Support, Inc. Lockheed Martin Services, Inc. Lockheed Martin Space Alliance Company Lockheed Martin TAS International Services, Inc. Lockheed Martin UK Insys Limited Lockheed Martin UK Limited Longbow LLC L-Tres Communicaciones Costa Rica S.A. Lürssen Shipyard Lynsgo Marine A/S LynuxWorks Inc M+W U.S. Inc M7 Magal S3 Magal Security Systems Ltd Makina ve Kimya Endüstrisi Kurumu (MKEK) MANTAK Marine Industries Organization Martin Baker MBDA McCorkills Marine Pty Ltd MD Helicopters Inc MES MAKINA METEKSAN SAVUNMA Metro Machine Corporation Metron Aviation MGS Montage GmbH Middle East Subsidiaries Mikes A.S. Mikroelektronik Ltd. Sti. Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant Milper MILSOFT Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) MKE/MKEK Mofet Etzion Morpho Detection Mosaic Mapping Inc Motorola Solutions MOWAG GmbH MTU Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) Nammo Talley Inc Nantero Inc Narda Safety Test Solutions Narus, Inc. NASSCO National Steel and Shipbuilding Company Nautronix Asia Pacific Pte Ltd Navistar Defense LLC ND Satcom GmbH NETAS Netasq Network Connectivity Solutions Corp Nexter Nibor Enterprises Inc NIMR Automotive (Tawazun Holding Company and Bin Jabr Group Joint Venture) Nordakademie gAG Northrop Grumman C4ISR Northrop Grumman Corporation Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation Northrop Grumman Training and Simulation NSC NUROL OASIS Technology LLC Ocea ODAS OnAir ONUR Open Hydro Oper Kernal Labs Opgal OptaSense Orange Participation ORTEC Oshkosh Corporation Oshkosh Defense OTO Melara (subsidiary of Finmeccanica Company) Otokar Ottobrun Oxford Construction Pacific Architects and Engineers Inc (PAE) PAGETEL Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Palomar Display Products Inc Panavia Aircraft GmbH Paramount Group Patria Patriot Overseas Support Company PCA Electronic Test Periscopio Petromax LLC PI MAKINA Pikeworks Corp Pilatus Aircraft Pine Telecom Ltd Pivotal Power Police Aviation Services Power Paragon Holding GmbH Pratt & Whitney Corporation Premium AEROTEC Provincial Aerospace Proytecsa Security PT CapRock Communications Indonesia PZL Swidnik Qantas Airways Ltd Qantas Defence Services QinetiQ North America QTC Holdings Inc. RAC MiG RADA Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Rahaden Trading Rapiscan Systems RAYCOM, INC. Raytheon Advanced Systems Company Raytheon Air Control Company Raytheon Aircraft Holdings, Inc. Raytheon Aircraft Services, Inc. Raytheon Aircraft Systems International Raytheon Aircraft Systems International L.P. Raytheon Appliances Asia, Inc. Raytheon Applied Signal Technology, Inc. Raytheon Australia Raytheon Australia International PTY Limited Raytheon Australia Pty Ltd Raytheon Brasil Sistemas De Integracao Ltda Raytheon Canada Ltd. Raytheon Company Raytheon Company Chile Limitada Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems Raytheon Company Missile Systems Raytheon Deutschland GmbH Raytheon Do Brasil Ltda. Raytheon Espana, S.A. Raytheon Europe International Company Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Raytheon International Korea, Inc. Raytheon Kuwait Enterprises General Trading & Contracting Co. W.L.L Raytheon Limited Raytheon Marine G.m.b.H. Raytheon Microelectronics Espana, S.A. Raytheon Microelectronics Europa Limited Raytheon Missile Systems Company Raytheon Philippines, Inc. Raytheon Saudi Arabia Limited Raytheon Southeast Asia Systems Company Raytheon Systems Holding Company LLC Raytheon Systems Israel Company Raytheon Systems Limited (RSL) Raytheon Technical Services Ukraine Raytheon Training International GmbH Raytheon United Kingdom Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture Raytheon-Tag Components Limited Real-Time Laboratories LLC Reshef Technologies Rheinmetall AG Rheinmetall Airborne Systems GmbH RL3 JV RMK MARINE Robertsons Fuels Systems Robinson Rockwell Collins Inc Rockwell Collins Simulation & Training Solutions Rockwell Collins-ESA Vision Systems Rodman Polyships Roketsan A.S. Rolls-Royce Corporation Rosoboronexport Rotorsim USA LLC RUAG Russian Helicopters S.C. Harris Assured Communications SRL Saab Safariland LLC SAFRAN S.A. Sagem Sallyport Global Services (part of KS International LLC) Salzburg Munchen Bank AG SAM East Asia Ltd SAM Electronics GmbH SAM Electronics Japan Ltd SAM Electronics Korea Co. Ltd SAM Electronics Nederland B.V. SAM Electronics Norge A/S SAM Electronics UK Samsung Thales Co. Ltd Sandia Corporation (d/b/a Sandia National Laboratories, Co.) Sari Technology Sarkar Defence SARL Assured Communications SARSILMAZ Satair SAVRONIK Saymar SC Elettra SCD Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) SDT SecureTech Sedef Gemi Insaati A.S. Seismograph Service France Selah Makine ve Gemicilik Endustri Ticaret AS SELEX Selex ES SELEX ES ELKTRONIK TURKEY AS SELEX GALILEO SAUDI ARABIA COMPANY LTD Sensor Technologies SESA Shanghai Raytheon Professional Services Consulting Company Ltd. Sharp Aviation K Inc Sibat Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Sim-Industries Singapore Technologies (ST) Marine Smiths Detection Sofradir SAS Sogerma Soltam Solutions Made Simple Inc Sovcan Star Satellite Communications Ltd Space Engineering SpA Spacecom Satellite Communications (Israel Aerospace Industries) Spar Aerospace Ltd Spot Image STM STN Schiffselektrik GmbH & Co KG Storm Control Systems Ltd Stratsecurity Sunshine General Services, LLC SupplyCore Inc Surrey Satellite Technology Swiftships Shipbuilding LLC Switchcraft de Mexico S.A. de C.V. Sysgo AG TAG Halbleiter GmbH Tarmac Aerosave tasc aviation TASER International Inc. TDA Armements SAS Technical Communications Solutions Corporation Tec-Masters Inc TEI Telefunken Telefunken RACOMS Telespazio Telespazio SpA Tempa Microwave Terra Cable Singapore Pte Ltd Thales Air Defence Ltd Thales Air Systems & Electron Devices GmbH Thales Air Systems SAS Thales Alenia Thales Alenia Space Italia SpA Thales Alenia Space SAS Thales Australia Ltd Thales Austria GmbH Thales Avionics Electrical Systems SAS Thales Avionics Inc. Thales Avionics Ltd Thales Avionics SAS Thales Canada Inc. Thales Communications & Security SAS Thales Components Corporation Thales Defense & Security Inc Thales Electron Devices SAS Thales Electronic Systems GmbH Thales Espana Grp, S.A.U. Thales Group Thales International Saudi Arabia Thales Italia SpA Thales Naval Ltd Thales Nederland B.V. Thales Norway A.S. Thales Optronics Ltd Thales Optronique SA Thales Rail Signalling Solutions Ltd Thales Raytheon Systems Arabia L.P. Thales Security Solutions & Services Company Thales Services SAS Thales Solutions Asia Pte Ltd Thales Systèmes Aéroportés SAS Thales Training & Simulation Ltd Thales Training & Simulation SA Thales Transport & Security Ltd Thales Transportation Systems GmbH Thales UK Thales UK Ltd Thales Underwater Systems Ltd Thales Underwater Systems SAS Thales-Raytheon Systems Company Limited Thales-Raytheon Systems Company LLC Thales-Raytheon Systems Company S.A.S. (TRS SAS) The Boeing Company The Gulf Industrial Technology Company (KSC) The Netherlands The O'Hara Group Thyssen-Krupp Marine Systems (TKMS) TISAS Tital Italia S.r.l Titan Corporation Titan Deutschland GmbH Titan Systems Solutions UK Ltd Tor Transvaro Triple Canopy, Inc. Trixell SAS TRL Electronics Ltd TRL Technology Ltd TS Holding Corp Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc (TUSAS) Türksat AS UAS Dynamics LLC UEL United Defense industries United Technologies Corp U-TacS UTC Utri Valero Marketing and Supply Company Vangent Inc Vector Aerospace Corp Vectronix VEGA Veritas Capital Vertex Antennetechnik GmbH ViaSat Vigilance Networks Vinnell Corporation VirTra Systems Vision Box Vision Systems LLC Visionix Vmware Volvo Group Vought Aircraft industries WASS Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd. 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News Article | February 27, 2015
UK security firms have featured by their absence from the latest Cybersecurity 500, a recently set up global listing of the “hottest” firms in a booming sector. So far, only eleven come from Britain. Launched last October by an Californian marketing and research outfit, the Cybersecurity 500 is intended as a picture of the industry based on the recommendations of a range of experts including CISOs, VCs, security professionals and even journalists encountered at global security events and during research. Although firms can’t buy their way on to the list per se, they can buy one of several dozen ‘positions’ near the top of the list for a year’s duration, an important point to bear in mind when reading it. How many took up that option remains confidential. The February ranking (monthly updates are promised) has FireEye in top spot, ahead of Moka5, with AlienVault, Norse, Easy Solutions, Splunk, Lancope, Narus, Veracode and CyberArk rounding out the top ten in that order. In an industry often seen as built around large anti-virus and infrastructure firms such as Symantec, Trend Micro and McAfee, this is an unexpected list of names some not that well known. As it happens, Trend sits in 13th spot, McAfee (Intel Security) at 34 and Symantec at a lowly 159. The firm behind the Cybersecurity 500 explains that the intention was to create a list of firms worth watching rather than simply reflecting size and revenue. It repeats that none of the companies listed paid anything simply to be included. This, of course, is what makes such listings interesting – they eschew conventional and sometimes misleading measurements tilted towards what was successful in the past. The overwhelming majority of the 500 are US-based firms even if a handful (Check Point, ESET, Cyberroam, Radware and Tufin) are really non-US firms with US subsidiaries. The US domination of ‘hot’ security and startups is still noteworthy. The UK appearance would fit on the back of the proverbial cigarette packet, if such measures still count, and runs to the following firms: BAE Systems, Avecto, Boldon James, Mega AS, Protectimus, Sophos, Digital Shadows, BT, Acunetix, and Burp. The highest placed is Swivel Secure at number 197 with the other nine all at 350 or lower. Meanwhile, Czech anti-virus firm AVG appears in 12th place, just ahead of Japanese firm Trend Micro in 13th place, Italy’s DFLabs in 17th place, Finland’s Codenomicon in 24th place, and Russia’s Kaspersky Lab in 31st place. By this measure, the UK is barely tepid never mind hot. Or perhaps it is simply that not many of them were willing to pay for a more prominent position. One can always quibble with the judgments of a single list's methodology based partly on ‘buzz’ with an unknown number paying to be far higher up than they would otherwise be. There will be sceptics galore. But the absolute numbers of UK firms and the composition of the list as a whole is still interesting. "We recognize the UK as one of the global leaders in cybersecurity innovation" said Cybersecurity Ventures founder and CEO, Steve Morgan, when contacted by Techworld. "The UK has a rich ecosystem of cybersecurity product vendors, service providers, event producers, and media firms - and we are expecting substantially further representation of UK cybersecurity companies on the Cybersecurity 500 in our monthly editions coming up," he said. The monthly nature of the Cybersecurity 500 allowed adjustments to be made to reflect new UK entrants, he said. Time will tell how seriously the list is taken by an industry short on even subjective measures of significance. But it’s a good bet that startup CEOs and their investors in particular won’t complain if they make it into the 500 at some point.