Cybersecurity Trends in Protecting Disruptive Technologies

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Innovation in cybersecurity continues to expand its reach within a wide specturm of industries, becoming embedded into applications, improving identity management, and producing more effective threat intelligence solutions. In the meantime, how are innovative companies continuing to produce tools to protect emerging technologies with potential vulnerable exploits.


Jonathan Aberman
Managing Director, Amplifier Advisors
Jonathan is highly respected and valued thought leader on entrepreneurship and innovation. His work as a venture investor, innovation consultant, university professor and media commentator, allows him to experience and connect the many threads of entrepreneurship and technology innovation that are core to the United States economy and its future. Read full profile…


Niloofar Razi Howe
Technology Executive, Entrepreneur, Board Member and Investor
Niloofar Razi Howe has been an investor, executive and entrepreneur in the technology industry for the past 25 years, with a focus on Cybersecurity for the past ten. Most recently Ms. Howe served as Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations at RSA, a global cybersecurity company where she led corporate strategy, corporate development and planning, business development, global program management, business operations, security operations and Federal business development. Read full profile…

Charles Clancy, PhD
Executive Director, Hume Center, Virginia Tech
Dr. Charles Clancy is the Executive Director of Virginia Tech’s Hume Center for National Security and Technology and is the Bradley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. With 85 faculty and staff, the Hume Center engages over 400 students annually in research and experiential learning focused in national security and technology. Read full profile…

Ron Gula
President, Gula Tech Adventures
Ron started his cybersecurity career as a network penetration tester for the NSA. At BBN, he developed network honeypots to lure hackers and he ran US Internetworking’s team of penetration testers and incident responders. As CTO of Network Security Wizards, Ron pioneered the art of network security monitoring and produced the Dragon Intrusion Detection System which was recognized as a market leader by Gartner in 2001. As CEO and co-founder of Tenable Network Security, Ron led the company’s rapid growth and product vision from 2002 through 2016. Read full profile…