Security Current™, the premier information and collaboration community by CISOs for CISOs, named ROMAD Cyber Systems the winner of its Security Shark Tank® during RSA Conference 2017. Held in San Francisco on February 14, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel, the event brought security solution providers face-to-face with potential buyers.

Participating vendors were given 15 minutes each to pitch their solution to the 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 the value and differentiator.

Robert Herjavec, founder & CEO of leading MSSP Herjavec Group, served as event host and David Hahn, CISO for Hearst, served as the panel moderator.

The CISO panel included:

Colin Anderson, CISO, Levi Strauss & Co.

Meg Anderson, VP & CISO, Principal

Tom Baltis, VP, Chief Technology Risk Officer & CISO, Delta Dental Insurance Company

Devon Bryan, CISO, Federal Reserve System

David Cass, VP & Global CISO, IBM Cloud & SaaS

Curtis Coleman, VP & CISO, Seagate Technology

Daniel Conroy, CISO, Synchrony Financial

Rajesh David, Director of Information Security and Architecture, GE Capital

Franklin Donahoe, CISO, Mylan

Frank Fischer, EVP & CSO, Deutsche Boerse

Ajit Gaddam, Chief Architect, Visa

Sara Griffith, CISO, Euronet Worldwide, Inc.

Tim Held, SVP & Deputy CISO, US Bancorp

Matt Hollcraft, CISO, Maxim Integrated

George LLano, Global CISO, iHeartMedia

Manish Khera, Senior Director, Royal Bank of Canada

Chris Lugo, CISO, Danaher

John Masserini, CSO, MIAX Options

Mike Molinaro, CISO, BioReference Laboratories

Jasper Ossentjuk, CISO, TransUnion

David Peach, CISO, The Economist Group

Vanessa Pegueros, VP & CISO, DocuSign

David Rooker, CISO, Actian Corporation

Hussein Syed, CISO, RWJBarnabas Health

Patricia Titus, CISO, Markel Corporation

Anil Varghese, CISO, Service King

CISOs said a key benefit of participating in the Security Shark Tank® was that it enabled them to engage with their peers as they learned about innovative solutions.

“The Security Shark Tank® provides great exposure to new thoughts around cybersecurity defenses as well as a great opportunity to engage with my CISO peers to hear how they are leveraging new technology and automation to improve their information security programs,” said Principal CISO Meg Anderson.

Security Shark Tank® winner ROMAD Cyber’s patented Malware Genetics™ genome sequencing technology profiles entire malware families, enabling users to proactively detect and stop emerging threats. CISOs rated ROMAD highest in the areas of innovation and vision, ease of use/integration and the importance of the challenge the technology solves.

“ROMAD’s technology is impressive in both its simplicity and innovation. This new approach to endpoint protection has the potential to bring real value to the enterprise. Congrats to Igor Volovich and all of the ROMAD team for a second Security Shark Tank® win,” said Matt Hollcraft, CISO for Maxim Integrated.

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

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