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Startups Unveiled: Adding Value to Your Stack

Join us for an enlightening cybersecurity roundtable, featuring leading experts who will delve into the nuances of integrating and evaluating cybersecurity startups. Gain invaluable insights from Pam Lindemoen, a seasoned CISO Advisor, as she outlines strategic approaches to selecting startups based on compliance, data security needs, and threat landscapes. Discover practical strategies for incorporating innovative technologies into your existing frameworks with insights from a Current Global CISO, who will share real-world examples of successful integrations and common pitfalls. Atul Kamra, Managing Partner at SixThirty, will walk you through the lifecycle of cybersecurity innovations, from incubation to market entry. Finally, hear from Danny Brickman, a CEO in the IAM space, on how to maximize relationships with startup vendors through strategic partnerships and customized solutions. Don't miss this opportunity to advance your understanding and execution of cybersecurity innovations in today's fast-evolving technological landscape!

May 16, 2024
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
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Roundtable Topics & Presenters:

Pam Lindemoen
Pam Lindemoen
CISO Advisor for Cisco
Evaluating Cybersecurity Startups: A Strategic Approach

This session focuses on the unique challenges and opportunities in evaluating and integrating cybersecurity startups. Pam will be kicking off the day with the first discussion on her experience with startups and the value they can bring to security organizations.

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Josh Jaffe
CISO for Scout Motors
From Concept to Execution: Accelerating Cybersecurity Innovation
This talk provides insights into the lifecycle of cybersecurity startups from incubation to market entry. Josh will guide the second discussion of the day on his experiences with startups and the best practices he has learned over his years as a CISO for multiple companies.
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Malcom Hankins
Chief Security and Trust Officer for HiddenLayer
Maximizing Your Relationship with Startup Vendors: A Guide to Strategic Partnership
The talk covers best practices for co-development and customization of products to fit specific organizational needs. Malcolm will talk about being a multiple time CISO for security startups and the role they have in the company.  He’ll also offer some best practices on getting the most out of your relationship.
Will Lin

CEO of AKA ldentity

Integrating Innovative Technologies from Startups into Existing Security Frameworks
This session will discuss practical strategies for onboarding technologies from startups, managing risk, and ensuring seamless integration with existing legacy systems. Will finishes out the day with a discussion on the challenges startups face, how to get the most out of your relationship with a startup and how to offer feedback and help.

Roundtable Host:


AJ Eads - Security Advisor Alliance:

The Security Advisor Alliance was founded in 2013 by a group of 35 dedicated information security leaders. The organization was built on a foundation of helping each other, growing the space and giving back to their working and living communities. Today the Alliance has over 400 members, on 3 continents.
The Security Advisor Alliance is led by an advisory board of CISOs and Senior Leaders at the most influential companies in the world and are committed in time and energy to the Alliance's mission of Aligning, Growing and Giving.