Listen up cyber startup companies: Greater Washington is the place to be for expansion; that’s according to top cyber CEOs building some of the biggest cyber growth companies today.
The region’s cyber leaders came together on November 15 at NVTC’s second annual Capital Cybersecurity Summit and shared their unique insights into scaling their businesses and their teams into world-class organizations in the Greater Washington region.
Panelists included John Ackerly, CEO and Co-Founder, Virtru; Rohyt Belani, Co-Founder and CEO, PhishMe; Jack Huffard, President, COO and Co-Founder, Tenable; and Tiffany Olson Jones, CEO, Distil Networks. BlueDelta Capital Partners Co-Founder Mark Frantz moderated.
Here are some of the key takeaways from the discussion:
- In moving from startup to a growth company, panelists agreed that companies must fully engage their market segments and tighten their focus to ensure they are serving a specific customer need before expanding.
- What sets Greater Washington apart from other regions for cyber growth companies? Employees. The region’s talented cyber workforce and its investment in the cyber mission is unmatched anywhere else. The region is retaining top cyber talent too.
- Greater Washington must seize the opportunity to attract and retain millennial tech talent, especially in cybersecurity – and can serve as a national example in doing so.
Full video from the panel below: