New York, NY, December 12, 2017 – Renowned cyber security executive David DeWalt will deliver the keynote address at the Third Annual Cyber Investing Summit Tuesday, May 15 th , 2018 in New York City.
The Cyber Investing Summit is a unique all-day conference focused on the financial opportunities available in the rapidly growing cyber security industry. Panels will explore sector investment strategies, market growth forecasts, equity valuations, merger and acquisition activity, cryptocurrency protection, funding for startups, and more. Speakers include leading Chief Information Security Officers, VC founders, financial analysts, cyber security innovators from publicly traded and privately held companies, and government experts.
Recognized as one of the top influencers in the cyber sector, Mr. DeWalt has over 25 years of experience leading and helping to develop startup, midsize, and publicly traded cyber companies. He currently serves as Managing Director at AllegisCyber , an integrated cyber security investment platform focused on seed to early growth cyber security companies.
David DeWalt has a distinguished background. From 2012 to 2017, DeWalt served as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of FireEye. During this time DeWalt spearheaded the effort to take the cyber security company public. He also presided over FireEye’s acquisition of computer forensics firm Mandiant. Prior to FireEye, DeWalt served as the CEO of McAfee LLC, from 2007 to 2011, where he led the company through its acquisition by Intel.
“We are excited to have one of the most influential leaders in the cyber security sector deliver the 2018 Cyber Investing Summit keynote address,” said Summit Co-Founder Lindsey Lachman. “David DeWalt’s impressive career at the helm of some of the biggest publicly traded cyber security companies, as well as his current role helping to build AllegisCyber’s portfolio, will provide attendees with a unique perspective on the future of the industry.”
DeWalt regularly consults with government, industry players and corporate management on matters related to cyber security policy, technology, and strategy. In 2011, President Barack Obama appointed DeWalt to serve on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
DeWalt is a partner of two government originated incubators, Team8 and DataTribe, that have produced nine new cyber security companies. He serves as a Board Member and the Vice Chairman of Safety and Security at Delta Airlines. DeWalt is also a member or leader on the Board of Directors for CallSign, Claroty, ForeScout, ForgeRock, Illusive Networks, OPTIV, and Phantom Cyber.
About the Cyber Investing Summit
The Cyber Investing Summit is an all-day conference exploring the investment opportunities and trends in the cyber security industry. The Summit differs from traditional product centered conferences by focusing on the financial side of the cyber security sector. Attendees include Chief Information Security Officers, VC founders, financial analysts, institutional and retail investors, publicly traded and privately held cyber security companies, government experts, and the media. The Third Annual Cyber Investing Summit will take place Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in New York City. Additional information can be found at www.cyberinvestingsummit.com .