Britive, the cybersecurity industry’s leading multi-cloud privilege management platform, today announced that it has been named a Finalist for the Top 10 Cybersecurity Startups for 2021 at the Black Unicorn Awards for 2021 which take place each year during the Black Hat USA conference.

Britive competed against many of the industry’s leading cybersecurity startups for this prestigious award.

“We’re pleased to name Britive as a Finalist for the Top 10 Cybersecurity Startups for 2021 among a small, elite group of startups in our third annual Black Unicorn awards,” said Judges Robert R. Ackerman Jr. of, David DeWalt of, Dr. Peter Stephenson of Cyber Defense Labs and Gary Miliefsky of

“Recognition like this is immensely gratifying,” said Art Poghosyan, CEO of Britive. “But I’m equally excited by what it signals for organizations challenged with securing privileged access across the public cloud – that the Britive solution, which enables the automatic granting and expiring of Just In Time privileges and secrets cross-cloud, empowers organizations to meet this challenge. We’re thrilled to be a cybersecurity startup of the year finalist and will continue to build our company and execute on our vision of becoming the leading privileged access management platform for multi-cloud organizations.”

About Britive

Britive is a cloud-native security solution built for the most demanding cloud-forward enterprises. Our platform empowers teams across cloud infrastructure, DevOps, and security functions with dynamic and intelligent privileged access administration solution for multi-cloud environments. Using deep API-based integrations, our patent-pending technology orchestrates permissioning for the modern enterprise cloud infrastructure and applications.

The Britive platform helps organizations implement cloud security best practices like just-in-time (JIT) access and zero standing privileges (ZSP) to prevent security breaches and operational disruptions, while increasing efficiency and user productivity. Britive allows for rapid discovery of privileged access blind spots like “overprivileged” users (human or machine IDs) and recommends appropriate adjustments. With continuous scanning and reporting, Britive ensures ongoing oversight and control for cloud applications and platforms.

Our customers include medium to large businesses and Fortune 500 enterprises across healthcare, automotive, retail, media and entertainment, and other industries.

Britive was founded by security industry veterans with a track record as successful entrepreneurs and innovators. Britive has been favorably reviewed by leading analysts and we are backed by top-tier VCs and prominent angel investors.

About Cyber Defense Awards

This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s 9th year of honoring cybersecurity innovators, in this case the Black Unicorn Awards for 2021 on our Cyber Defense Awards platform. In this competition, judges for these prestigious awards includes cybersecurity industry veterans, trailblazers and market makers Gary Miliefsky of CDMG, Dr. Peter Stephenson of CDMG, Robert R. Ackerman Jr. of Allegis Cyber and David DeWalt of NightDragon with much appreciation to emeritus judge Robert Herjavec of Herjavec Group. To see the complete list of finalists for the Black Unicorn Awards for 2021 please visit

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