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BLS: Opportunities for SMEs in Cybersecurity
- September 13, 2018
- 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
With the rise in the adoption of artificial intelligence and the increase in cybersecurity incidents that happen each day, small companies are gaining the chance to enter the cybersecurity market. This new market represents the need for improved reliability and automation, both of which requires additional innovation and investment. The combination of security incidents with increased exposure at the enterprise level has given small businesses the chance to rebuild security from the ground up. The opportunity comes from growing security budgets, efficacy first + integration second, accelerated cloud adoption, and securing Internet of Things (IoT).
Join this BLS Series to hear from industry experts Matt Whitmarsh, EVP of ITSource TEK, and Dan Woolley, Founder of Poderosa Management Group, discuss the ins and outs of the cybersecurity market and how your small business could benefit.
- Matt Whitmarsh, Executive Vice President, ITSourceTEK
- Mr. Whitmarsh is the Executive Vice President of ITSourceTEK, an award winning Cybersecurity solution provider focused on data protection and compliance. Matt serves as a Strategic Advisor for Executives at some of America's top companies and has led implementations of enterprise wide Cybersecurity and compliance solutions for Fortune 500 financial, healthcare, and travel companies across the US as well as government agencies. He has over 20 years of IT experience and prior to ITSourceTEK, while at EDS/HP, Matt had proven success leading the delivery of large-scale projects including: enterprise class custom applications, data center implementations, on-going operations, program management, change management and account management. He has served in leadership roles overseeing diverse teams of hundreds of resources located around the globe, for which he successfully delivered award winning enterprise systems. Mr. Whitmarsh has an MBA and is PMP Certified.
- Dan Woolley, Founder and Managing Partner, Ponderosa Management Group
- Mr. Woolley is the Founder and Managing Partner of the Ponderosa Management Group and former General Partner and co-founder of MACH37, the nation’s leading cyber security accelerator. Over the four years Dan and his partners Rick Gordon and Bob Stratton led MACH37, the team successfully identified and funded more than 46 next generation cyber security companies. A 40-year cyber security veteran, he has been involved in startup teams, successful IPO’s and acquisitions of companies he has led. Currently, Dan is engaged with several cyber security accelerator programs and early and growth stage companies in Taiwan and the US. In addition, he works with “The Smart Cites Actuator”, is a regular “judge” on the AFCEA Cyber Security Shark Tank program and is engaged with Mid Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) creating greater ties between corporations consuming new technology, investors and the east coast entrepreneurial ecosystem.