Welcome to the December 2016 Issue: The Cybersecurity Ecosystem

Welcome to the final issue of the NVCA Connection for 2016!  The theme for this issue of The Connection is cybersecurity and we have a host of very interesting articles covering many aspects of the cybersecurity ecosystem.  As we all know, security concerns continue to grow as we hear about hacking attacks and other misdeeds… Read More Welcome to the December 2016 Issue: The Cybersecurity Ecosystem

Accelerating Cybercrime Drives Cybersecurity Venture Investment

By Sean L. Cunningham Cyber attacks are growing worldwide and targeting: F-100’s, SMBs and consumers, while disrupting business functions, stealing sensitive data and intellectual property. Juniper research recently predicted that the rapid digitization of consumers’ lives and enterprise records will increase the cost of data breaches globally to $2.1 trillion by 2019 increasing to almost four… Read More Accelerating Cybercrime Drives Cybersecurity Venture Investment

Ecosystem converges at Impact Venture Capital

By Jack Crawford, General Partner, Impact Venture Capital On November 14th, newly launched Impact Venture Capital hosted the first ever Impact Global Venture Summit at the brand new Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.  The event drew over eight hundred investors, entrepreneurs, corporate innovators, students, researchers, and policy makers. The goal of the summit was… Read More Ecosystem converges at Impact Venture Capital

A Rapidly Changing Security Technology Landscape

By George Popovich, Motorola Solutions Security The information security community faces increasing challenges from the wholesale migration to the cloud and the rapid evolution of modern software development/deployment models. DevOps, agile development (often lumped under the DevOps umbrella), and the ever-accelerating “cloudification” of applications/services create new challenges on mitigating today’s cyber threats. Combined with the… Read More A Rapidly Changing Security Technology Landscape

MACH37: Launching New Cyber Start-Ups Reach Escape Velocity

By Tom Weithman, CIT GAP Funds To know MACH37 is to know something about the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) and CIT GAP Funds.  A Virginia-backed non-profit based in Herndon, Virginia CIT and its venture investment arm, CIT GAP Funds, provide seed and early stage equity capital to the Commonwealth’s  most promising start-ups in the… Read More MACH37: Launching New Cyber Start-Ups Reach Escape Velocity