• Last year, an IoT botnet targeted more than 122,000 IP cameras with DDoS attacks. In the first half of 2017, a leading restaurant search and food delivery app in India fell prey to a malicious outsider attack which exposed 17 million records. Again, 151 healthcare breaches have already been reported which has compromised more than 1.9 mil­lion records. The infamous WannaCry ransomware at­tack, followed by the even more sophisticated Petya ransomware attack together crippled more than half of the globe’s computer systems. These are only a hand­ful of the very recent reported attacks, yet the damage it caused around is beyond comprehension. The current business landscape which has been looking to leverage disruptive technologies such as the IoT, AI and RPA in their attempt to gain the com­petitive edge in market is under more threat than ever. So where do we stand now? Industry leaders and CIOs have always cited Cyber security as a top priority. Yet, it is only when organisations are subjected to an at­tack, do they realise that more precautionary strategy should have been in place. It is now or never. Cyber at­tacks need to be taken seriously and have to be taken up as a responsibility of the entire business and not just the IT department. CIOReview India is taking a step towards ensuring a more secured business environment by bringing to you a list of “20 Most Promising Cyber Security Solutions Providers 2017”. A  distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, industry analysts and the CIOReview India Editorial board have closely scrutinized the vendors who have been revolutionizing the cyber security market through their domain expertise.