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 Light Point Security has been chosen as a finalist for this year’s Maryland Incubator Company of the Year (ICOY) Awards for the Best Cyber Security Company category. The Maryland ICOY awards support current clients and graduates of Maryland incubators by helping increase awareness and visibility for promising young companies.
The finalists were chosen by a team of more than 3 dozen industry experts and investors. The winners will be announced at the ICOY awards ceremony, which will be held at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore on Tuesday, June 10.
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.
We are excited to announce that Light Point Security has advanced to the final 6 companies of the InvestMaryland Challenge in the Cybersecurity category. The InvestMaryland Challenge is a national business competition aiming to help fund promising startups. This year there are 4 categories, and one winner will be chosen from each. Each winner will receive a $100,000 grant.
If you have ever met or talked to my cofounder Zuly Gonzalez, you will know she never fails to impress. She has been doing a lot of public speaking for our company, she talks to customers, she coordinates sales, pilots, and partnerships, and she keeps us in the news. Zuly Gonzalez has become the face of the Light Point Security.
I have decided to step down as the official CEO of Light Point Security, and name Zuly Gonzalez as the new CEO. Zuly has been performing above and beyond as our COO, so if she keeps doing what she has been, she will be a terrific CEO.
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.
As we mentioned before, the Wall Street Journal selected Light Point Security as a contender for their inaugural Startup of the Year competition. When the WSJ Startup of the Year series launched in June Light Point Security was one of only 24 startups, chosen from more than 500 companies across the country. We are excited to announce that Light Point Security has advanced to the final 10 remaining companies!