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 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.
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.
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.
As most of you know, Light Point Security was one of 24 companies selected to participate in the Wall Street Journal’s Startup of the Year series. Since the series launched on June 24, we’ve participated in several tasks and have had to endure 3 elimination rounds. We are happy to report that we survived the latest elimination round on Sept 26! This puts Light Point Security in the top 5 most innovative and risk-taking startups in the nation according to the WSJ. We are pretty darn proud of that!
Light Point Security CEO To Moderate CyberMaryland 2013 Panel On Cybersecurity Innovation And TrendsMon, Sep 23, 2013
We’re looking forward to the CyberMaryland 2013 Conference coming up Oct 8 – 9 in Baltimore, MD. Not only will it be an opportunity for us to catch up with old friends, but our CEO, Beau Adkins, will be moderating an excellent panel on cybersecurity innovation and future trends. The idea for the panel stemmed from the fact that we wanted to get some of the best minds in security together to have a candid discussion on the current issues facing the industry and how they see innovation and trends evolving over time to combat the threat.
SmartCEO magazine recently published a story about how real CEOs overcome the challenges they face day-to-day. Our own CEO, Beau Adkins, was featured in this story. SmartCEO is an exclusive community of CEOs and business executives, highly regarded mentors and well-respected thought leaders whose experiences benefit their own organizations and the communities in which they serve. SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community.
Beau was asked about some of the most common challenges he faces day-to-day at Light Point Security, and how he overcomes them. Here are his answers.
We were very excited to learn that Light Point Security was named one of the 10 coolest security startups of 2013 by CRN Magazine. Most of the awards we receive are the result of applications we have actively submitted. This one, however, was a complete surprise to us. We weren’t even aware of the fact that CRN was considering us for this award. It’s a very good feeling to wake up one morning and find out you won an award you weren’t expecting. It’s nice to know that national outlets are noticing and recognizing the innovations of Light Point Security.