Transforming Innovative Security Concepts into Disruptive Security Companies presented at SecuritySymposium 2015

by Rick Gordon,

Summary : Security operations people worldwide continue to be overwhelmed by global malicious actors who enjoy an asymmetric advantage. In order to level the playing field, innovators continually create new capabilities that enable them to secure their information infrastructures more scalably and efficiently. Often times, these innovations can solve the same or similar problems in many other enterprises—representing an attractive business opportunity by addressing a large unmet need.
However, inserting these innovations into existing market ecosystems is significantly more challenging than simply packaging together a few lines of code and selling them. Rather, these technical innovators must often transform themselves into business leaders that embody marketing, finance and product management skill sets for which they may have had little or no formal training.