15. Promon

Company: Promon

Founder: Tom Lysemose Hansen

Website: https://promon.co/

About Promon


Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices throughout the globe, Promon is the leader in proactive mobile app security.

Since 2006, some of the world’s most impactful companies have trusted Promon to secure their mobile apps. Promon’s patented In-App Protection technology Promon SHIELD™ has protected apps used by hundreds of millions of users since 2009. Today, more than 1 billion people use a Promon-protected app.

In 2016, Promon demonstrated how a lack of security in Tesla’s smartphone app could result in hackers taking control of vehicles (https://www.forbes.com/sites/alanohnsman/2016/11/23/security-firm-sees-tesla-theft-risk-by-smartphones-hackers-using-owner-app/).

In 2019 and 2020, Promon uncovered the critical Android vulnerabilities of StrandHogg and Strandhogg 2.0.

Then later in 2020, Promon uncovered vulnerabilities in former president Trump and President Biden’s election apps (https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252490868/Trump-and-Biden-campaign-apps-easy-targets-for-cyber-criminals).

More recently, in 2022, a critical new vulnerability was discovered by Promon that enables attackers to bypass the security on video entry systems (www.darkreading.com/iot/knock-knock-aiphone-bug-allows-cyberattackers-to-literally-open-physical-doors) manufactured by AIPHONE, a leading international manufacturer of intercom and security communication products. The affected line of entry systems protect residential and corporate buildings all around the world; notable examples include the UK’s Houses of Parliament and Mont Saint-Michel in France.

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