Cybersecurity Startup Verodin Wins Security Current’s Security Shark Tank® Palo Alto


October 11, 2017

Security Current, the premier information and collaboration community by CISOs for CISOs, selected Verodin as the winner of its Security Shark Tank Palo Alto competition. The event brought security solution providers face-to-face with potential security buyers.

“The Verodin solution addresses a key industry challenge of identifying the effectiveness of our cybersecurity tools,” said Matt Hollcraft, Maxim Integrated Chief Cyber Risk Officer. “Verodin’s innovative approach stands out for its potential value to the industry. Congratulations on winning three Security Shark Tanks in a row.”

Participating vendors were given 15 minutes each to pitch their solution in a rapid-fire question and answer format to a panel of information security executives interested in innovative technologies. The executives scored each vendor based on innovation and vision, ease of use and implementation, value to the industry, and the presenter’s ability to clearly and effectively articulate their solution’s value.

GoPro CISO Todd Barnum served as the event host and moderator of the panel.

The panel included:
Alameda Alliance for Health CISO Scott J. Wright
CalPERS Privacy Officer Tom McCreary
Contra Costa County Health Services CISO Patrick Wilson
DocuSign Senior Director of Security Engineering John Heasman
Federal Home Loan Bank AVP of Information Security Van Nguyen
GE Digital Senior Director of Cyber Security Al Ghous
Hitachi Vantara VP and CISO Chris Jacquet
Maxim Integrated Chief Cyber Risk Officer Matt Hollcraft
Maxim Integrated Chief Information Officer Walter Curd
Ross Stores Chief Security Architect (CSA) BG Badriprasad
Samsung Semiconductor CISO Jay Gonzales
Square Security Engineer Neal Harris
Visa CSA Bill Yue Chen
Whisker Labs CISO Anshu Gupta

“It was my pleasure to host the Security Shark Tank Palo Alto event,” said Todd Barnum, GoPro, Inc. CISO. “The fast-paced interaction between the CISOs and the security solution vendors created a great platform to learn new ways to protect the enterprise.  Security Current, the event sponsor, has a winning format making the event educational and enjoyable for everyone in attendance.”

“Security Current has really listened to what we need with the Security Shark Tank,” said GE Digital Senior Director of Cyber Security, Al Ghous. “Security is evolving so quickly, and we security executives are constantly striving to bolster our arsenal to stay ahead of the threats. Security Shark Tank is a great and unique way to be able to evaluate the caliber of potential technology partners while at the same time providing them candid feedback. I am looking forward to future events.”

Verodin is a leading business platform purpose-built to measure, manage and improve cybersecurity effectiveness. By demonstrating the impact of modern threats and malicious activities within the context of an enterprise’s production environment, the Verodin Security Instrumentation Platform (SIP) proves the effectiveness of an enterprise’s investments, proactively identifies configuration issues in the defensive stack and exposes true gaps across a company’s people, process and technology. Verodin has scored the highest in three consecutive Security Shark Tank competitions -- NYC, Chicago and now, Palo Alto. It’s clear that the value of Security Instrumentation is resonating with CISOs across every major vertical.

Alameda Alliance for Health CISO Scott Wright added, "Security Shark Tank is a great event for CISOs as it provides exposure to innovative vendors in a rapid-fire format. Having so many seasoned security executives participate allowed for insightful question and answer sessions. The diversity of thought leadership in the room brought by executives from so many industry sectors is invaluable."

BG Badriprasad, Ross Stores CSA agreed, adding: “The Security Shark Tank event is a valuable gathering of security minds that provides an opportunity for startups to get a collective perspective of needs and challenges that the security leaders are looking to solve.”

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