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.
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.
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!
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 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.
We 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.
Light Point Security will 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.
We are excited to announce that Light Point Security has advanced to Round 2 of the InvestMaryland Challenge. The InvestMaryland Challenge is a business competition hosted by the State of Maryland. They will select one winner from each of the three categories (IT Hardware & Software, Life Science and General), and each winner will receive $100,000. The Challenge will also give away a host of other prizes, like grants in specific areas, incubator space and professional services.