Will You Be the Next Health System Held for Ransom?
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This is going to be a great panel! I’ll be moderating a panel for the 2016 CyberMaryland Conference on the topic of preventing ransomware in healthcare. We have a dynamic and engaging group of panelists comprised of CISOs and CIOs with decades of experience in the healthcare industry. They’ll be sharing stories and best practices to help you protect your organization from ransomware and other cyber threats. Come ready to learn!

The 2016 CyberMaryland Conference will be held Oct 20-21, 2016 in Baltimore, MD. Our panel is scheduled for Friday Oct 21, 2016 1:45pm – 2:45pm. I hope you’ll join us as this promises to be an engaging panel.

If you haven’t registered for the conference yet, use our discount code TCMdGuest for a 25% discount.

If you have any topics or questions you’d like our panel to discuss, send them our way. You can email your questions or topic suggestions to info@lightpointsecurity.com, or tweet us at @LightPointSec and use the hashtag #CyberMD2016.

Panel Information

Will You Be the Next Health System Held for Ransom?

All healthcare organizations should have anti-virus and firewalls in place – but that’s just not enough in today’s ever evolving world. As attackers grow more and more sophisticated, and ransomware becomes the new normal, healthcare organizations are struggling to keep up.

Hear from an expert panel of healthcare CIOs and CISOs on best practices for keeping ePHI out of the wrong hands, as well as innovative technologies that can be used to avoid becoming the next ransomware victim. Together they have decades of experience managing and securing healthcare networks, and will share practical ways you can secure yours.

Zuly Gonzalez, Co-founder and CEO, Light Point Security

Chad Wilson, Director of Information Security, Children’s National Medical Center
James Parren Courtney, SSSE Certified Chief Information Security Officer, University of Maryland Medical System
Darren Lacey, Chief Information Security Officer, Johns Hopkins University
Chris Panagiotopoulos, Chief Technology Officer, LifeBridge Health

Healthcare Ransomware Prevention CyberMaryland 2016 Panel


Join Light Point Security at WOW Women of the World Baltimore
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Zuly Gonzalez, Light Point Security CEO, participates in WOW Women of the WorldWOW (Women of the World) is a global movement of festivals that celebrates women as a force for positive change. It offers a powerful forum for discussion and action on issues important to women. WOW was launched in 2011 in London, and since then WOW festivals have engaged and inspired over one million women across five continents and cities.

The WOW Baltimore Partnership is bringing Women of the World to Baltimore, and I’m proud to be part of this great event. I’ll be participating on a very fun and engaging panel with other women entrepreneurs to share our experiences starting and running a business. We’ll be sharing our stories, giving advice to other women entrepreneurs, and more importantly inspiring other women to “just do it!”

WOW Baltimore will be held on October 7-8, 2016 on the campus of Notre Dame of Maryland University. I hope you’ll join us for this 2 day inspirational event! To register, click here.

Panel Information

Risky Business: Women Entrepreneurs
Friday, October 7
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
LeClerc Auditorium

Starting a business can be scary. No one wants to fail. We will hear how these women business owners took a leap and found their true direction — on their own terms.

Deborah Tillett – President and Executive Director, Emerging Technology Centers

Zuly Gonzalez – CEO and Co-Founder, Light Point Security
Rosalind Holsey – Owner and Lead Designer, Studio 7 The Salon LLC
Michele Tsucalas – Owner and Founder, Michele’s Granola
Donna Stevenson – President and CEO, Early Morning Software, Inc.

CEO Zuly Gonzalez to Speak at the 2015 Entrepreneur Expo
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TEDCO 2015 Entrepreneur ExpoI am pleased to share that TEDCO has asked me to speak at their annual Entrepreneur Expo on the topic of cybersecurity technology and trends along with CyberPoint CEO Karl Gumtow. TEDCO’s 2015 Entrepreneur Expo will take place Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at the BWI Marriott (1743 W Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090). TEDCO has put together a great program and line up of speakers, and I hope you will join us for what is sure to be an educational and inspirational day of community building.

My Session Information

Track: Tech Trends
Session Title: Seeing All in Cyber-Security
Time: 1:35 – 2:05

Description: The format will be the smaller company “interviewing” the larger company on cybersecurity technology and trends. We’ll be discussing topics like what is the hottest thing in the market, how do large companies see the market, where do they and other large corporations find technologies, what are they looking for, where do they look and more.

Session Timeline:
Introduction of speakers – 1-2 min
Interview – 15 min
Q&A from the audience – 10 min

Have any cybersecurity technology questions or topics you’d like us to discuss? Tweet us at @LightPointSec using the hashtag #E2E15 with your topics.

To register for the 2015 Entrepreneur Expo click here.

Light Point Security CEO, Zuly Gonzalez, to Speak at CyberMaryland 2015
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Our CEO, Zuly Gonzalez, will be speaking at the CyberMaryland 2015 Conference later this week. She will join other cybersecurity founders on a panel discussion about their experiences with the Northrop Grumman and bwtech@UMBC CYNC Program as part of the conference’s Cyber Innovation Track. If you will be attending the CyberMaryland Conference, stop by Room 303 on Thursday, October 29 from 9:45am – 10:30am to hear about industry partnerships and the benefits they provide to growing cybersecurity companies.

If you plan to attend the conference, but haven’t registered yet, use our discount code SpeakerGuest to receive a 25% discount off of your registration.

Presentation Information

Model of a Successful Industry Partnership – Northrop Grumman at bwtech@UMBC Cyber Incubator: CYNC Program

The Northrop Grumman Cync Program is a unique partnership between Northrop Grumman and the bwtech@UMBC Cyber Incubator, with an eye towards commercializing technology to protect the nation from a growing range of cyber threats. The Northrop Grumman Cync Program builds on bwtech@UMBC’s successful business-incubation framework by offering a scholarship program for companies with the most promising cybersecurity solutions. Selected participants are able to draw on UMBC’s extensive research resources, bwtech’s programming and entrepreneurial services, and Northrop Grumman’s technical and business advisory support to further the development and market readiness of CYNC company technologies. Hear from four innovative product companies currently in CYNC and members of the CYNC Executive Committee.

Ellen Hemmerly, Executive Director and President, UMBC Research Park Corporation and Special Assistant to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at UMBC

Mike Gormley, Vice President for Government Services, Ayasdi
Christopher Valentino, Director, Contract Research and Development Cyber Solutions Division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems
Tim Gooch, CEO and Executive Director, iWebGate
Gregg Smith, CEO, OptioLabs
Zuly Gonzalez, Co-founder and CEO, Light Point Security
Dr. Jennifer Reynolds, Director of Venture Creation, bwtech@UMBC

Zuly Gonzalez at the CyberMaryland 2015 Conference

Light Point Security CEO to Present at Columbia TechBreakfast
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Light Point Security to present at TechBreakfast eventWe’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’re thrilled to have been selected to present at the TechBreakfast event in Columbia, MD tomorrow July 9 from 8:00am to 9:30am at the Loyola Columbia campus (8890 McGaw Rd #130, Columbia, MD). We demoed Light Point Security’s flagship product, Light Point Web, at last year’s Columbia TechBreakfast and had a lot of fun. We’re looking forward to giving the audience an update since last year and demonstrating Light Point Web’s new capabilities.

We hope you’ll join us. You can register to attend the free event here. Won’t be able to make it? Don’t despair. We’ll also be presenting at the Baltimore and Annapolis TechBreakfasts this fall.

Light Point Security Named Top 3 Cybersecurity Company in the InvestMaryland Challenge
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Light Point Security named top 3 cybersecurity company in the InvestMaryland Challenge 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 grand prize.

The winner will be announced on May 19 during the InvestMaryland Challenge Awards Ceremony at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The awards ceremony will feature Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and DBED Secretary Dominick Murray. A reception, remarks from public officials and the presentation of awards will be followed by an opportunity to explore the aquarium.

We hope you will join us at the awards ceremony as we celebrate Light Point Security’s success as one of the nation’s top cybersecurity companies!

Light Point Security CEO to Moderate CyberMaryland 2013 Panel on Cybersecurity Innovation and Trends
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CyberMaryland 2013 Light Point Security Panel

We’re looking forward to the CyberMaryland 2013 Conference being held Oct 8 – 9 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. CyberMaryland is a unique conference spanning two days during Cybersecurity Awareness Month that will address the biggest challenges facing America, including future innovation to meet the security challenges facing our country; collaboration across industry, government and educational institutions; and the development of a generation of cyber-warriors.

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.

Panel Title

What’s Here, What’s Coming and What to Do About It

Panel Abstract

Listen in on a lively discussion of today’s and tomorrow’s trends in cyber security led by a panel of the area’s top minds in the field. The panel will include CISOs, founders of cyber security contracting companies and creators of next generation cyber security products from the healthcare, finance, government and commercial sectors. Learn what these individuals see every day and what they do to protect against them. Find out what they expect to encounter in the months and years ahead, and what they are doing to prepare.

Each panelist will take a deep dive into today’s threat landscape for their industry and share the tactics they employ to protect against them. They will discuss the current trends and innovations occurring within the industry and share their predictions of what’s to come in the next few years.


  • Moderator – Beau Adkins, Co-founder and CEO at Light Point Security
  • Panelist #1 – Jason Taule, Chief Security and Privacy Officer at FEi Systems
  • Panelist #2 – John Harmon, Partner at Tactical Network Solutions
  • Panelist #3 – Jeff Huegel, Executive Director, Cloud, Hosting and Applications Security at ATT
  • Panelist #4 – Dana Pickett, CISO and CPO at Allegis Group

Panel Format

  • Introduction: What is cybersecurity? (3 – 5 minutes)
  • Panelist introductions (5 minutes)
  • Panelist discussion
  • Questions from audience (10 – 15 minutes)
  • Closing remarks (5 – 10 minutes)

Panel Time

Wednesday October 9, 2013 11:15am – 12:00pm

Do you have a specific question or particular topic you would like to hear the panelists discuss? Submit your questions and topic suggestions to us via Twitter or email. Looking forward to our panel? Let us know on Twitter using hashtag #CyberMD2013.

Register for the conference here. If you are a full-time college student you can attend the conference for free if you register by Oct 1 and use discount code UMstudent.

Building a Cybersecurity Startup in Maryland
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Technically Baltimore Cybersecurity EventI 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.

The event took place at CyberPoint’s beautiful Inner Harbor location in Baltimore. It was very well organized, and I very much enjoyed attending and speaking.

In my presentation I shared the story behind Light Point Security, and talked about what it’s like to build a cybersecurity startup in Maryland. I mentioned the good resources Maryland has to offer for cybersecurity companies, and also shared my thoughts on what Maryland is lacking to truly become the cybersecurity leader in the country.

As I said in my talk, the one area where I think Maryland is lacking is in funding opportunities for very early stage companies. We definitely have the intellectual resources in this region to compete with the likes of Silicon Valley, but we need to make more financial resources available to very early stage companies if we really want to be competitive with the West coast. I feel this is the last ingredient needed to make Maryland the unrivaled leader in cybersecurity.

Here’s a video of my 5 minute talk:

Also, take a look at this nice write up by Technically Baltimore on my presentation.

Light Point Security’s Springboard Dolphin Tank Pitch and Startup Showcase at Day of Fosterly 2013
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Light Point Security at Day of Fosterly 2013We 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.

Springboard Enterprises’ Dolphin Tank

Springboard Enterprises’ Dolphin Tank was the first event of the day. Unlike ABC’s Shark Tank, in the Dolphin Tank entrepreneurs share their ideas without the fear that the audience will tear them to shreds. Immediately after concluding a two minute elevator pitch in front of an expert panel and a live audience, the entrepreneurs will receive feedback to help improve their pitch. It is an interactive, fast-pitch session with no slides – just the entrepreneur speaking.

Light Point Security was one of just six companies pre-selected by a group of judges to pitch in the Dolphin Tank. I (Zuly) gave the two minute company pitch and received some great feedback from the panelists. I even received some offers to connect us with potential partners.

Startup Showcase

Wrapping up the day’s activities was the Startup Showcase and Reception. It was a one and a half hour session designed to showcase the region’s hottest startups. The companies invited to participate in the Startup Showcase were pre-selected by the Fosterly team, and given a table to demo their products and showcase what make makes them so special.

Light Point Security was one of the hot startups invited to participate in the Startup Showcase. We gave lots of demos, and spoke to a wide range of folks spanning from cyber security executives to investors to other entrepreneurs. We received lots of positive feedback during our demos.

Our Thoughts

We were really impressed with the overall quality of the day. The Fosterly team managed to attract high quality speakers and attendees, which made networking at the event extremely valuable. And they did a great job organizing interesting and valuable sessions for entrepreneurs. It was a great way to connect with the local startup community, and build new relationships.

The Light Point Security team got a lot out of attending the Day of Fosterly. I hope they do it again next year, and I would encourage all local entrepreneurs to attend.

Light Point Security Presents at the NVTC Entrepreneur Spotlight Event
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Light Point Security presents at NVTC Entrepreneur SpotlightWe 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.

Light Point Security was one of only 5 startups selected for this great opportunity. During the event, we were given 5 minutes to present our business, followed by a 10 minute Q&A session from a panel of investors.