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.
I was invited to speak last week at Technically Baltimore’s event on Growing Maryland’s Cybersecurity Industry. They invited a series of speakers to give 4 – 5 minute lightning talks on a variety of topics that explore the growing cybersecurity industry in Maryland. The goal was to discuss how we can grow Maryland’s cybersecurity industry to create more jobs.
We are very excited to announce that Light Point Security has been selected by The Wall Street Journal to participate in their “WSJ Startup of the Year” documentary! The documentary will be an online video series hosted on the Wall Street Journal website that tracks the progress of 24 startups over the course of 5 months. The 24 startups were selected from over 500 applications, and Light Point Security was one of the lucky few!
We had the great opportunity of participating at the Day of Fosterly event on May 4. The Day of Fosterly conference is a full day of collaborative entrepreneurship for anyone interested in starting, growing, or exiting a business. The day was jam packed with panels, workshops, speakers and lots and lots of networking.
Light Point Security was selected to participate in two of the day’s best events: Springboard Enterprises’ Dolphin Tank and the Startup Showcase.
We are pleased to announce that Light Point Security was selected by the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) to present at their Entrepreneur Spotlight event on May 2, 2013 at Ernst & Young in McLean, VA.
Entrepreneur Spotlight provides early stage startups an opportunity to present their concept in front of an audience of accredited investors. The Entrepreneur Spotlight program allows investors to hear from exciting and innovative startups, and focuses on companies that are truly in the startup phase and may only be looking for small amounts of funding.