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Startups, Researchers, Venture Capitalists to Discuss Global Forces Shaping Future of Cyber Security at CyberForwardDC

ARLINGTON, Va., July 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As our global connectedness grows, we become more vulnerable to incidents of data breaches and penetrations requiring forward-thinking and evolving solutions. The Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI), an affiliate of NDIA, will host CyberForwardDC with the National Cybersecurity Institute on September 15, 2016 to address the global forces shaping cyberspace and cyber security policy, evolving trends and the latest research.

CyberForwardDC, a one-day event, will feature leading technology experts, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs who will discuss the current surge in new startups and the driving factors that play into investor decisions as part of a broader conversation about the future of cyber security. The event is aimed at business and government executives responsible for cyber security strategy planning and execution, and policymakers.

WHEN: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Thursday, September 15

WHERE: Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.

WHO: Kia Behnia – CEO, PowWow
Scott Chasin – Co-Founder and CEO, ProtectWise
Paul Conley – Managing Director, Paladin Capital
Andrew Howard – Director, GTRI/CTISL
Christopher Key – Co-Founder and CEO, Verodin
Jane LeClair – Founder, National Cybersecurity Institute
Greg Martin – Founder and CEO, Jask
Hugh Njemanze – CEO, Anomali
Liam Randall – CEO, Criticalstack/Capital One
Chris Risley – CEO, Bastille
Scott Suhy – Founder and CEO, NetWatcher

Follow the conversation on Twitter via #CyberForwardDC and follow AFEI at @NDIA_AFEI. More information can be found on the CyberForwardDC website.

Reporters wishing to attend should contact Ashley Saunders.

About AFEI
The Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI) is member-driven, creates communities of interest around current topics, and fosters collaboration between industry members and government stakeholders. AFEI has been serving the businesses and government agencies in the IT community since 1984. AFEI is a part of the National Defense Industrial Association, America's leading Defense Industry association promoting national security. To learn more about the event visit www.afei.org.

About NDIA
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides trusted leadership through the convening and collaboration of global leaders to solve the most complex challenges in Defense and National Security. NDIA's membership embodies the full spectrum of corporate, government, academic and individual stakeholders who advocate for a strong, vigilant and innovative Security and Defense for the United States of America, its allies and partners.

CONTACT: Ashley Saunders 703-247-2579 asaunders@ndia.org

Source:National Defense Industrial Association(NDIA)