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October 2020 is Cyber Month.

27 October 2020 

Bootstrapping your Cybersecurity Start-up

Wednesday 21 October 2020 :  16.00 to 17.00

Bootstrapping your Cybersecurity startup – can I build a successful cybersecurity company if I do not have access or want VC funding?

Guest Speaker: John Brosnan, Senior Director Products at Rapid7

In 2002, John co-founded the network security monitoring company NetFort Technologies in Galway. Under John’s direction Netfort built up an impressive portfolio of customers all over the world including  US Navy, Washington Gas, ANZ Bank, Paddy Power and US Department of Treasury. In April of last year, NetFort was acquired by the US cloud security company, Rapid7. John remains with Rapid7 as Senior Director, Products.

John graduated from the University of Limerick with a B.Eng. Degree  in Electronic Engineering (1986) and M.Eng. in Computer Systems (1994).

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October Masterclass ‘Integrating Security


Take a trip through how DevOps practices can integrate with security to increase ones overall business value.  What you can do, where you can learn, and identifying some first steps.

  • The Cyberthreat Landscape
  • Assessing the value stream
  • Integrating Security Practices

Dr. Mark Peters

Dr. Mark Peters works for Technica Corporation as Lead Information Assurance/Security Engineer on a US Air Force cyber weapon system.  A cybersecurity expert, he holds multiple industry certifications including a CISSP and PMP.  A DevOps Institute ambassador and USA chapter chair, he enjoys working with individuals on their unique DevSecOps approaches.

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