Cyber investing recap for CISOs

CSO , 05/06/2016
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“The 2016 Cyber Investing Summit was held at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street earlier this week. For CSOs and IT security executives who couldn’t make the sold-out event, here’s the five best-of-show nods — according to a CSO blogger who was on hand (yours truly).

Best demo goes to John Shegerian, chairman and CEO at Fresno, Calif., headquartered Electronic Recyclers International. Shegerian walked on stage holding a canister filled with tiny metal pieces — the remnants of a hacked server his firm shredded after one of their clients got cyber attacked. ERI is a cybersecurity focused IT asset recovery and destruction firm. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Shegerian nailed his 30-second elevator pitch.

Best applause went to Mike Morris, CTO at root9B, a cybersecurity advisory, consulting, and training firm headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo. Morris got the applause just for introducing himself. He explained root9B’s background securing Department of Defense networks and his own experience as an intelligence analyst and network warfare operator for the U.S. Air Force. The applause could not be mistaken for anything other than gratitude and respect from the investment community heaped upon our deserving U.S. military men and women (including veterans)…”