The data stored on personal computers and passed around through digital communications has never been as threatened as it is today. Hackers, governments, and companies who seek access to our digital lives are often a step ahead no matter what protections are developed.
We invite you to an evening dedicated to the cybersecurity industry. Hear from encryption experts, developers at Open Whisper Systems, and a CERN spin-off called ProtonMail that just raised $2M to help protect email. Learn why we still get hacked everyday and how cybersecurity businesses are mobilizing to protecting us from the threats of the online world now and into the future.
Bart Butler is a senior engineer at ProtonMail, a free web-based encrypted email service founded in 2013 at CERN. He has a PhD in experimental particle physics from Stanford and is a former Harvard post-doctoral fellow. He spent four years in residence at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, where he worked on the Large Hadron Collider and met ProtonMail co-founder Andy Yen.
Christine Corbett Moran
Christine Corbett does research in computational astrophysics, high performance computing, and big data visualization. She’s primarily interested in the gravitational force, which she says she considers the most beautiful and mysterious of all of nature’s fundamental forces.
After completing a PhD at the University of Zurich in Switzerland in February 2015, she began a postdoc in theoretical physics at Caltech; and now lives and work out of Los Angeles, California.
In her free time, she has done a lot of open source and mobile application development oriented around technical activism: data privacy and cryptography, gender based violence and social justice, including major contributions to Open Whisper Systems’ Signal, Circle of 6, and Encyclopedia Android/iOS applications.
Andreas Kuehn is a Zukerman Cybersecurity Predoctoral Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, and a Ph.D. Candidate in Information Science and Technology at Syracuse University. His research and teaching interests include cyber security and Internet governance. Security flaws in widely used software make Internet users vulnerable. In his ongoing dissertation research, Andreas examines emerging software vulnerability markets, and thinks about how different modes of vulnerability disclosure will make the Internet a more secure and safe place.
Mahendra is the co-founder of Mod N Labs, a Silicon Valley based cyber security accelerator. In this role, he brings his two decades of business expertise to foster innovation against cyber attacks. He works with founders to develop their value proposition, engage with CISOs of Fortune 500 companies and attract capital from the best-in-class security investors.
As Managing Director of First Step Fund, he led investments in over fifty startups. Mahendra is the author of two leading books on venture capital and startups – “The Business of Venture Capital” (Wiley Finance, 2014) and “Startup Boards” (Wiley, 2014) co-authored with noted VC Brad Feld. His articles have been published in Forbes, MIT Technology Review and Huffington Post.
As a frequent speaker on Venture Capital & Technology, Mahendra has presented at IBF Venture Conference (San Francisco), Cascadia Summit (Vancouver, BC), Thompson Reuters VCJ Alpha Conference (Boston & San Francisco) and National Public Radio 91.7 UOFM.
His educational background includes a B.Engg (Electronics) and MBA (Finance and Marketing) from University of Pune, India.