Agility and Opportunity in Cybersecurity

Friday, February 12, 2016: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Marshall Ballroom South (Marriott Wardman Park)
Daniel Rogers, Terbium Labs, Baltimore, MD
In the past few years, startups have become an increasingly mainstream and viable career alternative for scientists who may have traditionally followed an academic track. But in the oft overhyped, heavily marketed venture world, one can easily lose sight of a productive and creative path to building something of value to society. I will share my latest experiences in the startup milieu, where I co-founded an information security startup called Terbium Labs and have at times felt less like the CEO of an exciting new startup and more like an aghast spectator in the raucous world of business. I'll talk about how my technical training both helped and hindered me throughout my ongoing immersion in this community and go over some of the advantages that scientists can bring to a scene where "tech" and technology are often confused.