Cyber Security and Copyright Law in the Digital Age

Cybersecurity goes hand-in-hand with copyright protection making it increasingly important for governments and companies alike to focus on the protection of content and personal/confidential information. With increased access to information due to technological advances, the global copyright infringement market and cyber security market are greatly expanding, giving companies the opportunity to grow in a vast market. A few publicly traded companies to keep your eye on include:Image Project, Inc. (OTC: IMTL), CYREN Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYRN), Zix Corporation(NASDAQ: ZIXI), VASCO Data Security, Inc. (NASDAQ: VDSI) and Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC).

Image Project, Inc. (OTC: IMTL)

Market Cap: $2.249M, current share price: $.023 

IMTL protects and monetizes creative works through connecting technology with teams of copyright experts. This ensures that content providers preserve the value of their digital assets. IMTL had an exciting September as they announced their partnership with Tetra Images, as well as a significant CEO shareholder update. This partnership gives IMTL full monitoring and recovering rights of the 100k+ photos within the Tetra Marketplace. They will also begin working with the Tetra photographer community to register all images with the US Copyright Office for comprehensive protection against online piracy. The shareholder update highlighted several company successes including the acquisition of over two million shares of IMTL stock from within the open market by the company CEO, a partnership with the hot California-based startup “Snapwire”, and the projection of over 3,000 actionable Infringement cases for recovered copyright revenue in Q1 2017 versus 1,500 cases for the entire year of 2016.


Market Cap: $70.533M, current share price: $1.8 

CYRN delivers fast time to protection from cyber threats with award-winning security as a service for web, email, sandboxing, and DNS for enterprises. The Company announced last month that they were awarded the “Secure Web Gateway Solution of the Year” and “Hosted Email Security Solution of the Year” awards from CyberSecurity Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies, and products in the global information security market.

Zix Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIXI)

Market Cap: $282.97M, current share price: $5.12 

ZIXI, is a leader in email security and just recently announced they have acquired Entelligence Messaging Server (EMS) technology. This is an email encryption solution increases ZIXI’s encryption capabilities, validating its commitment in delivering the industry’s highest quality email encryption. EMS offers several capabilities and delivery methods including: advanced message tracking, PDF statement delivery, high availability on-premises architecture and standards-based end-to-end encryption.

VASCO Data Security, Inc. (NASDAQ: VDSI)

Market Cap: $482.64M, current share price: $12.10 

VDSI is a global leader in delivering trust and business productivity solutions to the digital market. VASCO develops next generation technologies that enable more than 10,000 customers in 100 countries in financial, enterprise, government, health care and other segments to achieve their digital agenda, deliver an enhanced customer experience and meet regulatory requirements. More than half of the top 100 global banks rely on VASCO® solutions to protect their online, mobile and ATM channels. VASCO’s solutions combine to form a powerful trust platform that empowers businesses by incorporating identity, fraud prevention, electronic signatures, mobile application protection and risk analysis.

Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC)

Market Cap: $2.01B, current share price: $39.10 

Brady Corporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect people, products and places. Brady’s products help customers increase safety, security, productivity and performance and include high-performance labels, signs, safety devices, printing systems and software. Founded in 1914, the Company has a diverse customer base in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, medical, aerospace and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and as of July 31, 2017, employed approximately 6,300 people in its worldwide businesses. Brady’s fiscal 2017 sales were approximately $1.11 billion. Brady stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BRC.

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