CapitalGainsReport Sector Spotlight: Cybersecurity Stocks Watchlist (SWISF, SPCB, ALAR, SCWX)

As attackers become increasingly sophisticated, organizations and businesses are confronted with new security challenges, leading to a steady rise in cyberattacks. With cloud computing and remote work becoming integral to the digital revolution, security risks are poised to surge. While cybercrimes cost the global economy $6 trillion in 2021, projections indicate that this figure will skyrocket to $10.5 trillion by 2025. This heightened threat landscape presents substantial opportunities for cybersecurity companies, driven by the strong demand for next-generation security software.

As cybersecurity continues to be one of the top investment themes for 2023 and the next decade, SWISF, SPCB, ALAR, and SCWX offer solid exposure to this burgeoning market segment.

Sekur Private Data Privacy Solutions: Strong Demand

Sekur Private Data Ltd. SWISF operates as a prominent cybersecurity and internet privacy provider, offering a comprehensive suite of services that includes encrypted emails, secure messaging, and confidential communication tools. With a core mission to bolster the security of business communications, such as email and messaging, the company has positioned itself as a key player in the cybersecurity market.

At the forefront of its offerings is SekurMail, an advanced email solution designed to address security threats. SekurMail encrypts sensitive data, significantly reducing the risk of email hacking. Complementing this, the company provides SekurVPN and SekurMessenger, private messaging services that empower individuals to engage in fully secure and private conversations.

Building on the success of SekurVPN, the company has ambitious plans to target small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise customers in the upcoming fourth quarter. With an aim to reach 30 million SMBs in the US, Sekur Private Data is gearing up for an array of digital and email marketing campaigns.

The company’s cybersecurity solutions have garnered substantial interest, illustrated by a recent distribution agreement with the Kingdom of Morocco, finalized on August 2. This agreement covers the supply of Sekur’s suite of privacy communication solutions. Sekur Private Data has further partnered with Moroccan IT service consulting firm Digital Smart Solution to make its solutions accessible across the country. The IT services company is set to approach Morocco’s largest telecom operators, prominent banking groups, and government organizations, expanding the reach of Sekur’s privacy solutions.

In addition to its Moroccan endeavors, Sekur Private Data recently inked another significant distribution pact with VYRE Network, a prominent news and streaming platform. This collaboration opens doors to a vast audience, with over 1 million VYRE network streaming viewers worldwide gaining access to Sekur’s privacy communication solutions.

Alain Ghiai, CEO of Sekur Private Data, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership with VYRE, highlighting the company’s strategic reach and access to a professional audience, including C-Suite executives and potential investors. The integration of Sekur Private Data’s privacy solution promotions on the VBNGtv website, known for its global presence, will offer unmatched exposure to target users, including CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, and other key stakeholders.

The series of distribution agreements marks a significant milestone in Sekur Private Data’s expansion strategy, positioning the company to tap into emerging revenue opportunities. As the demand for secure and private communication solutions continues to surge, Sekur’s unwavering commitment to data privacy, coupled with its highly effective security offerings, solidifies its pivotal role in the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity.

SuperCom SPCB is another big player in the burgeoning cybersecurity space, specializing in providing digital identity, the internet of things, connectivity, and cybersecurity products. Its solutions are highly sought after by the government’s private and public organizations looking to ensure safe and secure communications and safeguard records and data.

The leading provider of secured solutions for the e-government, IoT, and cybersecurity sectors announced on August 16 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Leaders in Community Alternatives, has secured a new contract. The contract is for the provision of alcohol monitoring technologies and services in California.

The company is to build on its continued success in delivering high-quality services and cutting-edge monitoring solutions around the globe. Additionally, it is expected to solidify SuperCom’s position in the electronic monitoring industry.

The three-alcohol monitoring contract runs for three years and includes the potential for future extensions. The customer is to be billed at a per-unit daily rate for alcohol monitoring services. The deal is expected to generate steady-state recurring revenue valued at $3 million over the initial three-year term.

According to CEO Ordan Trabelsi, SuperCom’s reputation for providing reliable and high-quality electronic monitoring services was crucial in securing the contract. Likewise, it is expected to build on its track record of securing numerous electronic monitoring services across the US.

The company has also sought to strengthen its competitive edge in cybersecurity by integrating artificial intelligence into its solutions. The integration of cutting-edge AI into the PureSecurity electronic monitoring platform is expected to empower customers to achieve unparalleled levels of efficiency and effectiveness with new real-time data insights. It should also enhance decision-making processes.

Alarum Technologies ALAR is a leading provider of enterprise and consumer internet access solutions. Its solution is based on the world’s fastest, most advanced, and most secured hybrid proxy network. They are designed to allow customers to collect data anonymously at any scale and from any public source over the web.

The company has been positioning itself to pursue opportunities for growth in the European market, with dozens of customers already using its solutions amid soaring demand. The company’s Enterprise Internet Access arm, NetNut, spearheaded the pursuit of growth in Europe, which provides cloud solutions enabling customers to collect data on a large scale.

The company’s core business has been firing from all angles, as depicted by impressive quarterly results. According to CEO Shachar Daniel Alarum, technology is on the way to becoming a growing and profitable company.

The efforts include downsizing the consumer business and focusing on other high-growth areas. The efforts are already bearing fruit, as the company achieved a significant milestone improvement with a positive EBITDA of $1.1 million in the second quarter. Revenues in the second quarter climbed 46% to $7 million as the gross profit margin increased 65%. While the company delivered a net loss of $7.7 million, it was mostly a result of impairments to the company’s subsidiary, CyberKick Ltd.’s, goodwill and intangible assets.

Following the impressive results, Alarum Technologies is also considering carrying out an initial public offering of its subsidiary, NetNut Ltd. Likewise, on September 14, the company confirmed closing a private placement for gross proceeds of $4.25 million. The company’s CEO and CFO participated in the offering with more than $1 million.

The capital raised from the offering is expected to strengthen the company’s balance sheet and also finance other corporate purposes.

SecureWorks Corp. SCWX is a cyber stock worth paying attention to as the company provides technology-driven information security solutions for protecting customers. Its solutions include software-as-a-service solutions, managed security services, and professional services, including incident response and adversarial services.

The solutions are designed to enable organizations to prevent security breaches and detect malicious activity. The Atlanta-based cyber security firm sells its solutions through referral agents, regional value-added reseller trade associations, and managed security service providers.

The global leader of cyber security solutions had an impressive second quarter as it expanded its Partner First ecosystem with international market-leading partners. It also increased its scale and market reach, positioning itself for further growth. The company is closing down its legacy businesses in favor of a subscription model through Taegis XDR. With the move, it plans to implement a series of cost-saving measures.

During the quarter, SecureWorks Corp. partnered with EY to launch Intelligent Extended Detection and Response powered by Taegis XDR, designed to help organizations combat cyber threats. It also delivered the Taegis platform capabilities and expanded the automation of investigations to benefit customers and minimize the time between detection and execution response.

Revenue in the quarter totaled $93 million, down from $116.2 million delivered last year. Despite the revenue drop, non-GAAP net loss fell to $8.6 million, or $0.10 per share, compared to $11.3 million, or $0.13 per share.

SecureWorks Corp. is projecting revenues of between $88 million and $90 million, with a GAPP net loss of between $0.21 and $0.23 per share. For the full year, it expects revenue to range between $360 and $368 million, compared to analyst estimates of $382 million.

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