The 10 Coolest Security Startups Of 2013 (So Far)


GridCOM Technologies

CEO: Stan Ellis

San Diego-based GridCOM Technologies uses quantum encryption to secure machine-to-machine communications. The goal is to build a secure Internet pipeline connecting electric grid automation equipment.

With an increasing emphasis on securing critical infrastructure, GridCOM and companies like it are getting attention. The company feeds laser-generated photons into a server to produce random encryption keys used to encrypt and decrypt commands between components within industrial control systems.