Cyber Ecosystem

A Simple Case for more Maryland and Mid-Atlantic cyber product companies

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Earlier this year I was asked to serve on the steering committee of Governor Larry Hogan’s Excel Maryland Initiative. The initiative focuses on the development of a unique partnership of the private sector, public sector, and academia to craft a plan to support economic growth through the advanced industries, such as cyber security and life sciences, in Maryland. Having worked at the NSA and a number of cyber services and product companies, including Tenable Network Security and having made the switch to being a cyber-security start-up investor, I had a lot to say on this subject.
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Cyber Security Industry Metrics for the Mid-Atlantic US Region


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I wanted to share some statistics about the mid-Atlantic cyber security industry that were published in a recent joint study by the American University and Amplifier Advisors. The study was called, “ From Service to Product “ and it details in raw numbers the various types of cyber security companies in this region.
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The “Five Slide” Cyber Investor Pitch Deck for Start Ups

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Are you an angel investor in cyber security companies? Are you currently fund raising for your new cyber security company? Do you work in venture capital and invest in cyber? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then you are either producing slide decks which are or you are spending time looking at slide decks which are . In this blog post, I offer some tips to dramatically cut down the amount of slides in your cyber pitch decks so you can focus on your message.
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