Craigslist to Cyber Philanthropy and Journey From Startup to Cyber Giant – Craig Newmark, Dave Dewalt, Matthew Carroll – BSW #273

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Craig Newmark
Founder at craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Craig Newmark is a philanthropist who gets stuff done. Most commonly known for founding the online classified ads service craigslist, Newmark creates and funds networks that work to protect the country and to help people out. This includes building networks to help protect the country in the cybersecurity world, defending against disinformation warfare, and fighting online harassment.

Born in Morristown, New Jersey, Newmark earned degrees in computer science from Case Western Reserve University. He lives in New York City and enjoys birdwatching, science fiction, and TV. Craig is not as funny as he thinks he is.

He reminds you that “a nerd’s gotta do with a nerd’s gotta do.”

Dave DeWalt
Founder and CEO at NightDragon

Dave DeWalt is one of the preeminent leaders in cybersecurity and technology, leading some of the world’s most influential companies toward immense success over the past 30 years. A four-time CEO, Dave been at the helm of some of the most impactful companies in the sector, creating more than $20 billion in shareholder value and driving some of the largest acquisition deals and IPOs in history. He currently serves as Founder and CEO of NightDragon, a venture capital and advisory firm building the world’s largest platform for growth for late-stage cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy companies. A sought-after advisor and executive leader, Dave has held more than 40 board of director roles at influential companies such as Delta Airlines, Optiv, Claroty, Five9, Mandiant, and Forescout Technologies. Dave is also a deeply committed public servant dedicated to advancing public-private partnership, including serving four Administrations on the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). A thought leader on cybersecurity and technology issues, Dave has appeared in CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Forbes, Bloomberg, and other leading media outlets.

Matthew Carroll
CEO at Immuta

Matthew Carroll is CEO and co-founder of Boston-based Immuta. Since its founding in 2015, Immuta has quickly become the leading provider of data access and data security, enabling some of the world’s largest global companies and the U.S. Government to protect and share even their most sensitive data and tackle complex data access, privacy, and security challenges. Immuta’s customers include global leaders across the financial services and insurance, healthcare, pharma and life sciences, manufacturing, and retail industries, as well as the public sector.

Before co-founding Immuta, Matthew served honorably as an intelligence officer in the U.S Army, including tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. After his military service, Matthew served as CTO of CSC’s Defense Intelligence Group, where he led data fusion and analytics programs and advised the U.S. Government on data management and analytics issues.


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