Monday, October 17, 2011

Venture Opportunities in Cybersecurity - Repairing a Broken InfoSec Model

I'm really looking forward to acting as moderator for the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab - "Cybersecurity - Protecting Against The Unseen Enemy" - to be held at Stanford University on the evening of November 15, 2011. Here's a brief description from the website:
As the cyberspace grows beyond the personal computer to mobile devices, sensors, cloud applications, networked-devices, where are the opportunities and what are the next generation of cyber security start-ups doing to protect our data and systems?  Meet the brilliant entrepreneurs ushering in a new era of digital security.  
The old model of providing cybersecurity to both corporations and governments is broken and has been for a long time. Big InfoSec is struggling to not only provide protection that works but to be agile and responsive to the critical needs of their customers who may soon find themselves having to comply with SEC regulations on reporting network breaches and the risk of those breaches occurring. There's a huge opportunity for new ventures built upon new business models and I'm hopeful that this VLab will spawn some exciting outside-the-box innovations in that area. 

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