Emerging technology, Careers

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

In 1995, Craig Newmark started curating a list of San Francisco arts and technology events, which he personally emailed to friends and colleagues. People were soon calling it “Craig’s List.” Most know the rest of the story. But what did that rapid entry into tech entrepreneurship teach him about information security? And how did that lead to a passion for, among other things, cyber philanthropy? SC Media's Jill Aitoro will speak to Newmark about his career, and his own evolution in infosec awareness that came with it.

Among the more challenging phases for a cyber business is transitioning from inspiring startup to successful enterprise, strategically leveraging investment to scale. SC Media's Jill Aitoro will sit down with Dave Dewalt, founder of NightDragon, and Matt Carroll, CEO of NightDragon's newest investment Immuta.

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Guests

Craig Newmark
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
Dave Dewalt
Founder and Managing Director at NightDragon

Dave DeWalt is Founder and Managing Director of NightDragon, an investment and advisory firm focused on growth and late-stage companies within the cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy industries. He is a veteran CEO, advisor, and investor who has led companies, from startups to the Fortune 500, on a transformational journey of success. Focused on technology and cybersecurity, Dave helped create more than $20 billion of shareholder value during his 15-plus years as President and CEO of Documentum, McAfee and FireEye. That includes driving the most successful cybersecurity IPO ever in 2013, and leading the largest all-cash deal in technology history in 2010.

Today he also serves as Managing Director of Allegis Cyber, Executive Chairman of M&A advisory firm Momentum Cyber as well as investor and board member in the world’s most innovative companies such as Delta Airlines, Five9, iboss, Claroty, Team8, DataTribe, and Optiv.

Matthew Carroll
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.

Hosts

Jason Albuquerque
Jason Albuquerque
Chief Operating Officer at Envision Technologies
Jill Aitoro
Jill Aitoro
Senior Vice President of Content Strategy at CyberRisk Alliance
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