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.

Panelists

  • 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.

Light Point Security to Present at Mid-Atlantic Venture Association’s TechBUZZ Spring 2013 Event
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Light Point Security to present at TechBUZZ Spring 2013We are pleased to announce that the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) selected Light Point Security out of more than 125 companies to present at their TechBUZZ Spring 2013 event.

TechBUZZ is the area’s premier event where MAVA shines the spotlight on the Mid-Atlantic’s hottest up-and-coming early stage technology companies. It brings together entrepreneurs and active investors to connect with one another and celebrate the strength of the tech scene in our region. TechBUZZ was launched by MAVA as a half-day seed stage conference preceding its annual Capital Connection, which features growth and later stage companies.

TechBUZZ Spring 2013 will be held on April 23 at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club in Bethesda, Maryland. Fifteen other hot, early stage companies will join us on the TechBUZZ stage. The event will also feature stories from local Rock Stars, John Bracken of Speek and Justin Langseth of Zoomdata, as they share what they’ve learned since making their market debut at TechBUZZ in May 2012.

Please join us at this exciting event as we share our story, and engage with the local startup community. As a bonus, use discount code TBDISCLIGHTPT for $10 off any registration level! Click here to register.

You can read the full press release here.

Hope to see you there!

Light Point Security to Present at TechBreakfast Event
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Light Point Security to present at TechBreakfast eventWe are excited to be presenting a short overview and demo of Light Point Web Enterprise at this month’s TechBreakfast event in Columbia, MD.

TechBreakfast is a monthly breakfast in Baltimore, Columbia, DC, and Northern Virginia where almost 2,000 (as of this writing the group is 3 people shy of hitting 2,000 members) entrepreneurs, techies, developers, designers and business people see showcases on cool new technology in a demo format and interact with each other. It’s “Show and Tell for Adults” where people show the innovative technology they are working on.

The format is limited to a 7 minute pitch/demo, followed by a 3 minute Q&A session. Our presentation will be similar to the one we gave at the RSA Conference 2013 Innovation Sandbox event, so those that missed RSA can catch it then. We’ll also give a live demo of Light Point Web Enterprise in action.

This month’s Columbia TechBreakfast is being held on March 12 from 8:00am to 10:00am at the Loyola Columbia campus (8890 McGaw Rd #130, Columbia, MD). Best of all it’s free to attend. Please stop by if you’re interested in connecting with us directly, or would like to learn more about Light Point Web Enterprise.

RSA Conference 2013 Names Light Point Security Finalist for Most Innovative Company
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Light Point Security to present at RSA Conference 2013 Innovation SandboxWe are pleased to announce that Light Point Security has been named by RSA Conference 2013 as one of the top 10 most innovative security companies.

On February 25, Light Point Security, along with the other 9 finalists, will present at RSA Conference’s 2013 Innovation Sandbox program for a chance to be named Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2013. Innovation Sandbox is a gathering of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and security professionals pioneering the future of information security. The finalists represent new technologies and strategies with the potential to transform the future of information security.

We are thrilled to be among the most innovative security companies, and we’re looking forward to attending RSA and presenting at the Innovation Sandbox. You can read the full press release here.

You can follow the action on Twitter with the hashtag #innovationsandbox or by following us at @LightPointSec.

If you’ll be at RSA, and would like to connect with us, drop us a line at info@lightpointsecurity.com.

Light Point Security to Present at the CyberMaryland 2012 Conference
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CyberMaryland 2012 conference

We are pleased to announce that we have been selected to present our technology at the CyberMaryland 2012 conference.

What Is CyberMaryland?

CyberMaryland is a cybersecurity conference held in Baltimore, MD for technology companies, business leaders, emerging professionals, policy makers, business innovators, entrepreneurs and federal, state, and local government personnel. The two-day conference features training sessions, an industry showcase, a live cyber challenge, and the Cyber Security Hall of Fame Induction Dinner. Not to mention networking!

The conference tracks are:

  • Cyber Innovation Track showcases future of cybersecurity products, new solutions, evolving technology, venture capital and rising stars.
  • Cyber Business Opportunities Track helps cybersecurity providers understand emerging growth opportunities, budgets, spending priorities, product requirements and specific government customer requirements.
  • Cyber Generation Track topics focus on preparing the next generation of cyber professionals, career preparedness and clearances, and talent development.

What Will Light Point Security Present?

We have been selected to demonstrate our product, Light Point Web, as part of their industry showcase session. We will have 45 minutes to give a presentation and demo of our technology to cybersecurity experts and enthusiasts. We will discuss some of Light Point Web’s newest features, and talk about how Light Point Web fits into a corporate environment. We will end the presentation with a five to ten minute live demo of Light Point Web.

We are pleased to have been selected for this honor, and we’re looking forward to the conference in general.

I hope some of you will join us at CyberMaryland!

Black Hat 2012 After Parties and Events
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Black Hat USA wouldn’t be Black Hat USA without the after parties and free drinks. Here’s a list of the parties and other events being held at this year’s Black Hat.

After Parties

Solera Networks Blue Martini Party: Enjoy food, drinks, and challenge the Shadow Bar dancers to find out how low you can go.

When: July 25, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Shadow Bar, Caesars Palace

Stonesoft Portal Party: Enjoy games, food and drinks, and great prizes.

When: July 25, 7:30pm
Where: Pisa Room, Caesars Palace

Mandiant M After Dark: Join Mandiant for an evening at the Shadow Bar in Caesars Palace.

When: July 24, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Shadow Bar, Caesars Palace

Qualys Private Reception and Ultra Lounge: An evening of cocktails and fine cuisine, and networking with your peers. Special Guest Speaker: Howard Schmidt, Former White House Cybersecurity Coordinator

Private Reception: July 25, 7:30pm-9:00pm
Qualys Ultra Lounge: July 25, at 10:00pm-1:00am
Where: HYDE Bellagio

Life’s a Breach Party: Join Rapid7, FireMon and LogRhythm for some fun during Black Hat.

When: July 25th, 9:00pm-2:00am
Where: Rain Nightclub, The Palms Resort & Casino

RSA and NetWitness Party: Stop by booth #201 for your wrist band.

When: July 25, 8:00pm
Where: The Oak Nightclub, Mirage Hotel

PURE Party: Hosted by Accuvant LABS, Palo Alto Networks and WhiteHat Security. Featuring live music by DJ Paul Oakenfold.

When: July 25, 9:00pm-1:00am
Where: PURE Nightclub, Caesars Palace

The All In Party: Infosec networking reception and party.

The Reception: July 26, 9:00pm-12:00am
The Party: July 26, 12:00am-6:00am
Where: The Absolut Suite, Caesars Palace

FishNet Security Party: Join FireMon, Sourcefire, LogRhythm and Radware for drinks.

When: July 25, 8:00pm-12:00am
Where: The Beatles Revolution Lounge, Mirage Hotel

Other Events

Networking with Mandiant: Enjoy brunch, and meet-up with other Black Hat attendees and Mandiant folks.

When: July 25, 11:30am-2:00pm
Where: Trevi Room, Caesars Palace (adjacent to the exhibit hall, Octavius Ballroom)

Practical Malware Analysis Book Signing with Michael Sikorski & Andrew Honig: The first 25 people each day receive a free copy of the book. Be one of the first five people in line on Wednesday, July 25th and win an invitation to a very special VIP dinner with the author of Practical Malware Analysis, Michael Sikorski.

When: July 25 & 26, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Where: Trevi Room, Caesars Palace (adjacent to the exhibit hall, Octavius Ballroom)

If you are aware of other Black Hat parties being held this week, let us know in the comments. Do you plan on attending any of these events? If so, which ones?

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