WisdomTree & Team8

Cybersecurity Index (WTCBR)

The WisdomTree & Team8 Cybersecurity Index is a first of its kind index that is geared towards tracking innovations in cybersecurity made by companies in the public markets. Trust in our digital infrastructure has gone from very important to absolutely critical. We offer the market a fresh approach to track, measure and assess innovation and the implications of developments in technology, threat, geo-political, regulatory and business landscapes on the broader cybersecurity market. Our proprietary methodology systematically surfaces cyber innovations we believe will have the greatest impact, and measures the exposure of public cybersecurity companies, and their products and services, to these key development areas.

Team8 Cybersecurity Brief

The 2021 Cybersecurity Brief, written by the Team8 community, outlines the seven main themes, drivers, and implications that we believe will be of critical importance to business executives and the cybersecurity industry.

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Cloud Security
Security of Things
Perimeterless World
Privacy & Digital Trust
Resilience & Recovery
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How we identified
our themes

We collaborated with our Village – our community of 350+ C-level security executives from 300 enterprises across 20 countries, 25% of which are Fortune 500 and 55% of which are Forbes Global 2000. We also worked closely with our cybersecurity experts, many from Israel’s elite 8200 military intelligence unit, and our global advisors to highlight the areas of immense future business growth and product depth from a technology, market trend, regulatory, and venture funding standpoint. We considered both mature and nascent markets to gather a broad perspective and track early, emerging technologies that will influence the future and lead to high growth opportunities in the next few years. We also considered Team8’s “Attacker Perspective” (our unique insights into how attackers think and operate), and other Team8 internal resources, in addition to publicly-available information. We then cross-referenced our findings with the responses from our proprietary 2021 Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Survey, confirming the top areas where security leaders are increasing their investment.

WTCBR

Name Today Last Day Last Week YTD Lifetime (Since )
NDAQ 172.95 168.36 2.7% 168.9 2.3% 133.73 22.7% 133.73 22.7%
S&P 500 4247.44 4239.18 0.2% 4226.52 0.5% 3764.61 11.4% 3764.61 11.4%
Dow Jones 34479.6 34466.24 0% 34630.238 -0.4% 30627.471 11.2% 30627.471 11.2%

Index constituents
$ in millions

Name Symbol Weight Price Market Cap
0.000000 0.00 0
Index construction
summary
Eligibility Criteria
  • Coverage of companies by third-party independent index calculation agent.
  • At least 50% of company’s revenue from providing primarily cybersecurity-oriented products.
  • Listing on eligible stock exchanges from developed and developing countries.
  • In case of the Chinese shares, listing on the stock exchanges in the developed world or participation in the Connect program.
  • Market capitalization of at least $300 million and an average daily dollar volume greater than $1,000,000 for each of the three months preceding the Screening Date.
Focus Score
  • The companies are assigned a “Focus Score” that captures the perceived degree of a company’s overall involvement across development themes in cybersecurity.
  • The number of highs, i.e. high exposure to a given development theme, allows to classify a company as “Broad Focus” (highs > 3) or “Narrow Focus” (highs < 3).
Growth Score
  • The companies are assigned a “Growth Score” and classified into “Growing Fast”, “Growing” or “N/A” based on their Revenue CAGR, computed as the compound average annual revenue growth over the trailing three years, two years or one year, depending on the data availability.
Weighting & Rebalance
  • Companies are assigned a Weight Factor based on their Focus and Growth Score, with 1.33 for “Broad Focus” and “Growing Fast”, 0.75 for “Narrow Focus” and “Growing and 1 for all other companies.
  • The index is rebalanced semi-annually in March and September.
Screening for Growth and Focus Scores
  • Companies classified as “Growing Fast” or “Growing” and having either “Broad” or “Narrow” Focus Score will be selected for inclusion. Companies that are currently in the index will not be deleted if their Revenue CAGR is above 5%.
  • If less that 25 companies pass both Growth and Focus screens, the remaining companies from “Broad Focus” and “Narrow Focus” will be ranked by Revenue CAGR and the highest selected for inclusion.
Weighting is based on companies’ growth and focus scores

All companies start with the equal weights. Next, based on companies’ Growth and Focus Scores, the weight can either increase by a factor of 1.33, decrease to 0.75 of the initial equal weight or stay the same:

  • 1.33 for companies with scores of “Broad Focus” and “Growing Fast”
  • 0.75 for companies with “Narrow Focus” and “Growing”
  • 1 for all other companies

Revenue CAGR vs. Portfolio Weight by Growth Scores

Portfolio Weight Across the Growth Score Buckets

Media contacts
US – Bospar PR, [email protected]
Israel – Shalom Tel Aviv PR, [email protected]
UK – Teresa Chick, [email protected]
Global – Team8, [email protected]

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