We’re excited to be presenting at the Columbia TechBreakfast tomorrow morning. TechBreakfast is a national organization with over 4,700 members in just the DC, Maryland, Virginia area, and over 7,000 members nationwide, with events in Silicon Valley, New York City, Austin, Philadelphia, and Boston, among others. TechBreakfast is a monthly demo-style event where entrepreneurs, techies, developers, designers, business people, and interested people see showcases on cool new technology in a demo format and interact with each other. The presenters have 7 minutes to demo and showcase their technology, followed by 3 minutes of Q&A from the audience.
We are pleased to announce that Light Point Security has been chosen as a finalist for this year’s Maryland Incubator Company of the Year (ICOY) Awards for the Best Cyber Security Company category. The Maryland ICOY awards support current clients and graduates of Maryland incubators by helping increase awareness and visibility for promising young companies.
The finalists were chosen by a team of more than 3 dozen industry experts and investors. The winners will be announced at the ICOY awards ceremony, which will be held at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore on Tuesday, June 10.
We are pleased to announce that the Howard Tech Council (HTC) has named Light Point Security the 2014 Emerging Tech Company of the Year! It’s a great honor to be recognized for a second year in a row by the HTC Tech Awards. Last year we took home the prize of Cybersecurity Company of the Year.
The Howard Tech Council is at the epicenter of the local tech community, and fuels innovation throughout Howard County and Central Maryland. Light Point Security is a proud and active member of the HTC.
We are very excited to announce that Light Point Security has advanced to the final 3 cybersecurity companies in the InvestMaryland Challenge! The InvestMaryland Challenge is a national business competition that will award $100,000 to the winner.
A total of 260 companies applied across four categories: Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Life Sciences and General. The most innovative company from each of the four categories will be selected to win the $100,000.
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Ryan McDonald, the Digital Producer for the Baltimore Business Journal, recently interviewed me for the publication’s latest cybersecurity story, “As cyber attacks multiply, so do insurance policies that cover damages,” where he discusses the pros and cons of purchasing cybersecurity insurance and how to go about it. I thought it was worth sharing here on our blog in case any of you missed it. Below is an excerpt from the story.
In the wake of high-profile security breaches that have affected major companies and universities, a growing number of firms are pushing a relatively new product for businesses: cyber security insurance.
The concept of “booth babes” has been around since 1967, when the first Consumer Electronics Show was held in New York City. Back then, they were known as “CES Guides,” a title that has been replaced with a less discerning one, “booth babes.” Since then, the marketing ploy has drifted into other technology trade shows and events, such as RSA.
We are excited to announce that Light Point Security has advanced to the final 6 companies of the InvestMaryland Challenge in the Cybersecurity category. The InvestMaryland Challenge is a national business competition aiming to help fund promising startups. This year there are 4 categories, and one winner will be chosen from each. Each winner will receive a $100,000 grant.
If you have ever met or talked to my cofounder Zuly Gonzalez, you will know she never fails to impress. She has been doing a lot of public speaking for our company, she talks to customers, she coordinates sales, pilots, and partnerships, and she keeps us in the news. Zuly Gonzalez has become the face of the Light Point Security.
I have decided to step down as the official CEO of Light Point Security, and name Zuly Gonzalez as the new CEO. Zuly has been performing above and beyond as our COO, so if she keeps doing what she has been, she will be a terrific CEO.
The CyberMaryland initiative published a very nice booklet titled “CyberMaryland: Meet Maryland’s Cyber Warriors” that showcases the many resources, opportunities and companies in Maryland’s cybersecurity ecosystem. The booklet was promoted during last week’s CyberMaryland 2013 Conference and will also be available at the RSA 2014 Conference.
Part of the booklet focused on showcasing Maryland’s hottest cybersecurity companies, and Light Point Security was one of the few companies chosen. We are honored to be mentioned alongside some of Maryland’s most successful cybersecurity companies like Sourcefire (who was acquired by Cisco for $2.7 billion just a few days ago), Tenable and Lockheed Martin.