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Cyber Investing Summit: Out Of The Shadows And Into The Spotlight

A critical event for the cybersecurity industry

– Andrew Chanin, Co-Founder, Cyber Investing Summit

New York City, N.Y. – May 10, 2018

Cyber attacks have been occurring for decades.  For years, spy novels and movies have portrayed these nefarious acts as something that is being solved by our national and local security forces; out of sight, out of mind.  In recent years, ransomware and data theft have made us all feel vulnerable and more connected to the potential risks of cyber aggression. HISTORICALLY, financial gain has been something only available to successful bad actors. TODAY, the growing risk of cyber attacks has motivated some of the smartest minds in technology and security to develop new solutions and technologies to detect, prevent and recover from these potential threats.

Like most industries, cybersecurity is one part innovation, one part sophistication, and one part financial dedication.  Void of any of these three ingredients, the cybersecurity industry would wither on the vine.

Having sponsored the world’s first cybersecurity-focused exchange traded fund (ETF) in 2014, I was shocked by the lack of investment information available regarding this critical industry.  Despite thousands of cybersecurity conferences occurring around the world every year, none of them focused on the investing opportunities. Not only was this disappointing for POTENTIAL investors but unfortunate for cybersecurity companies with goals of maximizing shareholder value and growth.

With this in mind, in 2016, the Annual Cyber Investing Summit was born.  This is a critical event for the cybersecurity industry that will continue to grow with the support of large diversified technology/defense companies, pure-play cybersecurity companies, and the broader investment community.  In addition to cybersecurity companies, the Cyber Investing Summit is heavily attended by investors from across the public and private spectrum (hedge funds, family offices, PE, VC, analysts, bankers, high net worth individuals, etc.) as well as many influential players from the media.  This event is not only timely, educational, entertaining, and worthwhile, but it is essential for the ongoing growth of the hyper-important cybersecurity industry.

The 3rd Annual Cyber Investing Summit will be taking place on Tuesday, May 15, in New York City’s Financial District. With panels covering Market Outlook, Global Opportunities, Securing Cryptocurrency and the Blockchain, Raising Money for Startups, and more, this event is perfect for those hoping to learn more about investing in the cybersecurity industry and those hoping to make a big splash in front of potential investors alike.  Networking with CISOs from major financial institutions, founders of private equity funds, individual investors, media personalities, and leaders from the public and private cybersecurity industry provides a unique forum for the exchange of ideas sector-wide.

You can register for the event here.

We are thrilled to do our part in helping to shine a light on the importance of, and potential in, the various investment opportunities throughout the cybersecurity industry.  We look forward to innovating, growing and investing in the Cyber Investing Summit for years to come.  We hope to see you there.

For more information about the Cyber Investing Summit, please feel free to visit our website.

Andrew Chanin is Co-Founder of the Cyber Investing Summit.