Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) select cybersecurity innovator for its vision

Security Current™, the premier information and collaboration community by CISOs for CISOs, named Verodin the winner of its Security Shark Tank® New York City competition. The event brought security solution providers face-to-face with potential buyers.

Participating vendors were given 15 minutes each to pitch their solution in a rapid fire question and answer format to a panel of information security executives interested in innovative technologies. The executives scored each vendor based on innovation and vision, ease of use and implementation, value to the industry, and the presenter’s ability to clearly and effectively articulate their value.

CISO Daniel Conroy served as event host and panel moderator.

The CISO panel included:

James Beeson, CISO, Cigna

David Hahn, CISO, Hearst

Michael Higgins, VP & CISO, NBCUniversal Inc

Timothy Kropp, Technology and Security Leader, Bridgewater Associates

Elena Kvochko, CIO, Group Security Division Barclays

Brian Lozada, CISO, Zocdoc

Tomas Maldonado, VP & CISO, International Flavors and Fragrances

Mike Molinaro, CISO, BioReference Labs

David Peach, CISO, The Economist

Richard Rushing, CISO, Motorola Mobility

David Sheidlower, CISO, BBDO

Hussein Syed, CISO RWJBarnabas Health

Max Tumarinson, CISO Amalgamated Bank

John Whiting, CISO, DDB

Participating CISOs lauded the Security Shark Tank®’s unique format that enables them to engage with their peers as they learn about new technology.

“The Security Shark Tank® is like no other event in terms of its value for security executives,” said host and moderator Daniel Conroy. “Events like these help bring industry experts together to find the next-gen innovative cybersecurity solution and remind us that as CISOs we need to work as one team to mitigate the cyber risks and threats our organizations face through real-time cyber situational awareness.”

DDB CISO John Whiting added: “Security Current’s Security Shark Tank® was the ideal environment to learn about some new and different solution providers while hearing the perspectives and concerns of my peers.”

Security Shark Tank® New York City winner Verodin’s automated defense analysis solution demonstrates the impact of malicious activities within the context of an enterprise’s environment to show the effectiveness of their current technology investments.

“The CISOs selected Verodin’s Security Instrumentation Platform as it is a new way of gauging security infrastructures and we found that quite intriguing,” said RWJBarnabas CISO Hussein Syed. “It will be interesting to see how their platform quantifiably measures the effectiveness of current cybersecurity tools in large enterprises and if the outcome can lead to a reduction in tools and subsequently cut the noise and the costs in our environments.”

Visit the Security Current website to learn more about the participating companies. More information can also be found at

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