This year marked the Seventh Annual SINET IT Security Entrepreneurs' Forum (ITSEF) at Stanford University. The Forum's theme, Inspire - Innovate - Engage, resonated strongly throughout the day in a collegial setting that fostered robust, high level and energetic dialogue. View highlights from industry thought leaders on this year's forum and the value of SINET.Read more >
Highlights from the SINET Showcase 2012.Read more >
The Security Innovation Network™ (SINET) advances innovation and enables global collaboration between the public and private sectors to defeat Cybersecurity threats.Read more >
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Join a star studded cast as they cover the value of public - private collaboration in the cybersecurity field.
Bob Bragdon, Publisher, CSO Magazine
Matt Greorgy, CTO, Endgame Systems;
Rob Mancini, CTO, District of Columbia
Richard Schaeffer, Principal, SINET;
Ted Schlein, Partner, KPCB;
Sergio-Thompson Flores, CEO, Modulo
Robert Rodriguez, Chairman, SINET
It took an acronym, BYOD, to focus the market’s attention on the impact mobile had on security and productivity as employees at every level began to Bring Their Own Device to the workplace. Now, both industry and government network security professionals face an onslaught of mobile devices permeating the enterprise and creating havoc.
This panel will discuss the ramifications of this trend and explore the role of technology and policy to contain the threats to security posed by mobility.
Robert Rodriguez, Chairman and Managing Principal, Security Innovation Network (moderator);
James Beeson, Chief Information Security Officer, GE Capital Americas;
Jason Hoffman, Head of Group Security, Chief Information Security Officer, Autonomy;
Leslie K. Lambert, VP and Chief Information Security Officer, Juniper Networks;
Mike Siegal, VP of Products, Services and Operations, Mocana
Cybersecurity has moved to the front pages of American's newspapers, the Halls of Congress, the White House and the Board Rooms of major corporations. These dynamics continue to drive the demand for innovative technologies as electronic threats to computer networks and intellectual property have exploded in recent years. With the stakes high, government and corporate customers are stepping up their investments in defensive technologies and preventative measures to secure their digital frontiers.
Global cybersecurity spending is expected to top $60 billion this year according to the Cyber Security M&A Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The 172 US critical infrastructure organizations surveyed in a study by Bloomberg Government and the Ponemon Institute said that they currently spend $5.3 billion on cybersecurity and estimated that they would have to spend $46.6 billion over the next 12 to 18 months to reach a level of security where they could stop 95% of cyberattacks. Additionally, the Homeland Security Department would sharply raise spending for cybersecurity under the White House 2013 budget request to $769 million, up from $459 million this year.
In 2011, there were 150 security-related M&A deals, including Intel's $7.7 billion acquisition of McAfee and Hewlett-Packard's $1.6 billion acquisition of ArcSight, up from 69 deals in 2007. In response to growing customer spending as well as related M&A activity, the venture capital investment community is actively engaged in developing the technologies at the forefront of this battle.
Bob Ackerman, Founder and Managing Director, Allegis Capital
Ted Schlein, Managing Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers
Asheem Chandna, Partner, Greylock Partners
Alberto Ypez, Managing Director, Trident Capital
Security Innovation Network (SINET) IT Security Entrepreneurs' Forum (ITSEF 2012)