DMV Rising 2023: A Look at Last Year

2023 was the first ever DMV Rising connection event - and it was a huge hit. Here’s a snapshot.

Occurred September 13th, 2023

The HUB on Penn Ave NW

DMV Rising is a premier cyber security and risk management industry networking event.

Its first iteration in 2023 was hosted by Virtru at The HUB on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, right in the heart of our nation's capitol.

In one afternoon, we listened to the unique perspectives of thought leaders across the commercial, federal, and early innovation corners of DMV cybersecurity. It was followed by an exclusive rooftop cocktail hour with hors de oeuvres and a killer view of the DC skyline at sunset. 

Below you'll catch a glimpse into last year's programming, panel guest list, and post-event chatter. 

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2023 Programming

Innovating to Minimize Cyber Risk In Commercial Markets: OT, Open Source, and Data, Oh My!
  • Dragos: Katherine D. Ledesma, Head of Public Policy & Government Affairs
  • Sonatype: Alex Berry, President
  • Virtru: John Ackerly, CEO
  • Moderator: Matt Howard, CMO, Virtru
Zero Trust Security Transformations in Federal Markets: A Difficult and Non-Optional Journey
  • Palo Alto Networks: Coleman Mehta, Senior Director for Public Policy and Government Affairs
  • Flashpoint: Gray Loftin, Director, Solutions Architecture, National Security Solutions
  • GDIT: Dr. John Sahlin, Vice President, Cyber Solutions
  • Moderator: Fahd Patel, Of Counsel, Morrison Foerster

State of Cyber Capital Markets: Early Innovators, M&A, and Public Performance
  • Brown Advisory: Keith Stone, Portfolio Manager
  • Data Tribe: John Funge, Managing Director
  • King & Spalding: Jeremy Schropp, Partner
  • Moderator: Andreas Hunn, Founder, Absaroka Advisors

2023 Speakers


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