I’m happy to share that Light Point Security CEO, Zuly Gonzalez, will be speaking at the 2018 Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference about how malware can infiltrate an organization’s network and how to protect against these threats. This is Zuly’s second year presenting at this conference and we are looking forward to another great show of making new connections and learning from the best.
The Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference will be held June 3-6, 2018 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Zuly’s presentation is scheduled for Monday, June 4, 2018 10:30am – 11:20am. If you’d like to join us at the conference and attend Zuly’s presentation, you can register here. We hope you’ll join us!
Don’t Let the Hunter Become the Hunted – Protect Your Online Research Network Intelligently
Online research of publicly accessible websites is a source for a practically infinite amount of data. But who knows what sorts of malicious software (malware) is lurking on the other side of every link you click. A malware infection in your research lab’s network can have devastating effects for your organization, ranging from data theft and leakage, ransomware infections, or simply destruction of your data and equipment. If your data is stolen and leaked to the wrong people, it may be you that is being investigated by your targets! This session will discuss the malware risks you are exposed to when doing online research as well as some cutting edge new ways to protect your network from online malware threats.
In mid May Light Point Security sponsored and attended the MESA HITS Spring 2018 event in Los Angeles. The Hollywood IT Summit (HITS) brings together IT technologists from all the major Hollywood studios, independent content creators and their supporting information technology partners.
We were privileged to have the Pentagon invite Light Point Security CEO, Zuly Gonzalez, as a keynote speaker for its JSP Cybersecurity Forum.
The Joint Service Provider (JSP) provides the full range of information technology equipment, services, solutions, and customer support to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, and WHS to meet mission and business requirements.
Zuly presented at the Pentagon yesterday on the topic of cybersecurity innovations and how remote browser isolation is changing the game for the better and giving organizations the power to completely eliminate their web-based malware problems once and for all.
We were honored to have been invited to speak at such a prestigious event.
Light Point Security founders, Zuly Gonzalez and Beau Adkins, were featured in The Baltimore Sun this week! The story “Maryland’s federal workforce offers state a source of cyber entrepreneurs” highlights a few Maryland-based cybersecurity companies, their founders and how they got started. Here’s an excerpt from the story:
Zuly Gonzalez and Beau Adkins worked in the digital trenches at the National Security Agency for more than a decade.
Gonzalez designed computer protection systems and Adkins figured out how to penetrate such barriers. Their light bulb moment came when they decided to apply their expertise to the commercial sector and founded their company, Light Point Security.
“We kind of melded both his offensive mindset of hacking and attacking and my mindset of defending. He knew how easy it was to hack and get into networks,” Gonzalez said. “So we basically thought about what would it take to really stop Beau from getting into a computer.”
Numerous businesses in Maryland’s growing cybersecurity industry were founded by former government workers or government contractors, and count such workers among their current and prospective employees.
The full article by Baltimore Sun reporter Sarah Gantz can be viewed on The Baltimore Sun website here.
As another year closes, and a new one begins, I wanted to share with you Light Point Security’s amazing success over the last year. 2016 was an exceptional year for us, and I am incredibly proud of our team and everything they have accomplished.
Over the last year we grew our revenue by over 450%, expanded our presence in our key industry verticals, and achieved other key milestones. The full press release with our 2016 highlights can be found here.
Thank you all for your continued support as we continue to share our unique and innovative technology. We will bring safe web browsing to the world.
I’m honored to be in such great company. The Maryland Department of Commerce published a list of 18 women that are leading the charge for women in technology in The State. They recognized standout women leading technology companies, conducting critical government work in technology, and breaking new ground in developing new technologies. I’m flattered to have been included in the list, and will continue to lead the way in cybersecurity.
According to the article, CompTIA’s Cyberstates analysis ranks Maryland second in the ratio of female to male workers in IT occupations (24%).
You can see the full list of Maryland’s women in tech leaders here.
Who would you recognize as a female leader in technology?
In October, Ian Duncan, intelligence and military reporter for the Baltimore Sun, interviewed me for a story about former NSA employees that left the Agency to start their own companies. Titled “When NSA employees leave to start their own companies,” the story looks at several Agency entrepreneurs and examines the challenges facing the NSA in retaining the top notch talent they helped to train. It’s an interesting read and I thought it was worth sharing here on the blog. Below is an excerpt from the story.
Adam Fuchs and his small team labored for years inside the National Security Agency on a system that would enable analysts to access vast troves of intelligence data and spot hidden patterns.
“We very much had a startup feel,” Fuchs said. The team worked in an office at Fort Meade with ideas scrawled across whiteboards and old furniture scattered around.
Their work helped analysts identify terrorist groups. But the ordinarily secretive NSA did something else with the technology: Figuring that others could make use of it, too, the agency released it to the world for free.
And that was when those who had built the tool saw an opportunity. Half eventually left the agency to develop it on the outside. Fuchs and others founded a company.
Their departure exemplifies a challenge facing the NSA: The agency spends years training some of the nation’s brightest minds in cutting-edge skills only to watch them take those skills to more lucrative jobs in the private sector.
You can read the full story on the Baltimore Sun’s website here.
I’m honored to have been recognized by The Daily Record as one of Maryland’s top female leaders in the tech industry. The Daily Record’s latest edition of the Path to Excellence magazine featured the top female leaders in tech in the State, including myself. They profiled each one of us, and asked us to share quick tips for the upcoming generation of women leaders in Maryland.
Below is an excerpt from the story, but please head on over to The Daily Record’s website to read the full article.
Women make up roughly 37.9 percent of Maryland’s technology workforce, according to data from the state’s Department of Commerce. Educators and experts attribute the disparity to as far back as middle school, when many young girls lose interest in science and math. You’ll learn more about the reasons for this drop off on page 14. In this issue of Path to Excellence, you’ll meet several of the women who are leading the state’s tech industry. They are leading some of the state’s most innovative companies as they improve cybersecurity, health care and help to grow the next generation of female leadership in the tech industry.
Zuly Gonzalez | Light Point Security
Zuly Gonzalez is the co-founder and CEO of Light Point Security, based in Catonsville.
She co-founded the firm to solve the biggest program in cybersecurity today: web-based malware.
Gonzalez has more than 10 years of experience in the U.S. federal government working to secure national security information systems.
I 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.
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.
I am excited to share that Light Point Security has been named one of the top 500 cybersecurity companies in the world. How exciting and cool is that! Cybersecurity Ventures released their Q3 2015 edition of the Cybersecurity 500, which is a global compilation of the world’s hottest and most innovative cybersecurity companies, and we are thrilled to be included among the best of the best.
The Cybersecurity 500 companies were selected based solely on merit – companies could not apply to get on the list, nor could they pay to get on it. The criteria used to select the 500 companies includes:
Cybersecurity Sector (market category)
Feedback from CISOs and Decision Makers
Feedback from IT Security Evaluators & Recommenders
Light Point Security was founded by former National Security Agency (NSA) employees with 30 years of combined experience in both offensive and defensive security.
It is an award-winning and internationally recognized company with customers ranging from multi-national financial institutions and federal government agencies all the way to SMBs and individual home users.
Its flagship product, Light Point Web, is an isolated web browsing solution designed to thwart even the most sophisticated attacks.
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