Cyber Ecosystem

DataTribe Announces Second-Annual Cybersecurity Startup Challenge


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Mike Janke, DataTribe CEO, Speaking at the 2019 Baltimore Tech10 Event


Last year, I was very happy to attend
DataTribe's first annual Cybersecurity Startup Challenge. It was great to see Prevailion, InertialSense and Cyr3con all pitch and demo their solutions. DataTribe just announced their second annual Cybersecurity Startup Challenge and I took the opportunity to ask DataTribe CEO, Mike Janke, to share tips for entrepreneurs applying to this year's event.

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Cyber and CyberSecurity is a Team Sport

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Cyber has an identity crisis. Most people think it is someone else’s problem. The reality is cyber is all of our issues. It is personal. But the challenge is how do we engage people to understand they have a role to play. Read More…

Tribe of Hackers and Working in CyberSecurity - Two new books about Working in Cyber from Cyber Insiders

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I recently had the chance to participate in two separate book projects that documented what working in the cyber industry was like. Each project interviewed a wide variety of cyber experts and industry leaders and I was honored to be included in each project. Read More…

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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