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Cyber Securitys Hottest Startups And How They Get That Way
Date / Time: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 1:00 PM New York/10:00 AM San Francisco
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Overview:

The information security arena is filled with hot startup companies, and more of them appear on the scene every day. Where do these companies come from? Why do some of them get more attention and more customers than others? And as a security professional, how can I tell which startups are a good long-term partners, and which are flashes in the pan?

In this edition of Dark Reading Radio, Rick Gordon, one of the industrys leading evaluators of security startups, investment, and innovation will offer an inside look at how security startups come to market and why some have become todays hottest companies while others have fallen by the wayside. Youll get a firsthand look at how some of the industrys newest companies are developing, as well as an investors viewpoint on which technologies are hot and why venture capitalists are putting their money behind them.



Speaker(s):

Rick Gordon is an expert on security technology, business strategy and early-stage venture development. Rick currently serves as Managing Partner of Mach37, a cybersecurity market centric accelerator developed by the Center for Innovative Technology. MACH37 launches companies that will deliver the next generation of cybersecurity solutions.

Prior to this role, Rick served as Vice President of Product Management at KEYW Corporation, COO of Lookingglass Cyber Solutions, Managing Director at The Civitas Group, and CEO of Tovaris, a specialized encryption software company.

Rick has worked with senior private sector and government officials to solve key security challenges, evaluated emerging growth security companies for investment, and has been a frequent contributor and speaker on such issues as cloud security, Internet threat intelligence and security innovation.



Rick has also served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. He received his MBA from The Darden School at the University of Virginia and his BS in Engineering with Merit from the U.S. Naval Academy.

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