Kevin Mitnick, CEO, Mitnick Security

Preceded by reputation Kevin Mitnick is perhaps best known as the hacker who made it to the FBI’s Most Wanted List for breaking into the computer systems of multiple government agencies and over 40 major corporations. Mitnick was a fugitive for four years, and after getting caught was put on trial and sentenced to five…

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Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4

No silver bullets For Stu Sjouwerman, deciding which road to take did not come easy. Whereas other kids had some idea of what they wanted to be when they grew up, he did not immediately know what he was going to do with his life. At 16 he became obsessed with reading science fiction and…

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Florin Talpes, Bitdefender

Thriving in Troubled Times Most people would say they prefer an untroubled life. But for Florin Talpes, founder and CEO of Bitdefender, it was trouble that created great opportunities. In fact, if it had not been for hardship in his native Romania where a 1989 revolution toppled the Ceaușescu government, disrupted his life and caused…

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Ratinder Ahuja, CEO, ShieldX

It was in his birthplace in the mountains of Kashmir where Ratinder Ahuja began his journey to become a cybersecurity entrepreneur. Ahuja, CEO of ShieldX, a U.S.-based firm that specializes in cloud security, has a reputation for establishing tech startups that get acquired by big companies. His first venture, Internet Junction, attracted the interest of…

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Arnd Baranowski, Founder, CEO, Oculeus GmbH

Arnd Baranowski studied aerospace engineering in college. He attained the level of a master of science degree from Universität der Bundeswehr München, the university of the German Armed Forces. After graduation he remained with the German Army and was a professional career officer for 20 years. A good bit of Baranowski’s university study included programming,…

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Kumar Saurabh, CEO, LogicHub

Kumar Saurabh grew up in India and attained his undergraduate degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Around the time of his graduation, a professor from Columbia University reached out to Saurabh to see if he’d be interested in becoming a research assistant. “I looked at the research profile and was…

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Patrick Morley, CEO, Carbon Black

Carbon Black is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, and that’s just where CEO Patrick Morely wants to be. He grew up in New England and has spent his entire career there, and although he has traveled quite a bit, he’s a New Englander at heart. Morley went to Providence College in Rhode Island to study math…

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Etay Bogner, CEO, Meta Networks

Perhaps the best way to describe Etay Bogner in two words is “serial entrepreneur.” To date, Bogner has founded four technology companies, and he believes his latest venture, Meta Networks, is poised to revolutionize networking and the software-defined perimeter. Bogner began his career as a programmer and team leader for various technology companies while he…

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David Enga, Co-founder and CEO of Craxel

At a time when most boys were riding bikes and playing sandlot sports, David Enga was already on his way to becoming a technology innovator. “My background is actually very technical,” says Enga. “I started writing software when I was about 10 years old. When I was in elementary school in the early 1980’s, my…

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Dario Forte, Founder and CEO, DFLabs

Dario Forte didn’t start his career as a technology innovator. In fact, his background is military and law enforcement. At the beginning of his career, he was responsible for the drug enforcement and organized crime unit in the Milano Financial Police Office. In the five years just prior to leaving the police agency, he founded…

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Ruvi Kitov, CEO and Co-founder, Tufin

Tufin CEO and Co-founder Ruvi Kitov has dual citizenship for both Israel and the United States. After he completed his required military service in Israel, he moved to the U.S. to be close to his family, and to attend the University of Maryland at College Park. That’s where he was exposed to computer security for…

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