Former Department Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff to Kick Off SINET Showcase on October 27 with Opening Keynote Address

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The Security Innovation Network™ (SINET), an organization focused on advancing Cybersecurity innovation through public-private collaboration, today announced Secretary Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will deliver the opening keynote at the SINET Showcase 2010 on October 27.

The Security Innovation Network™ (SINET), an organization focused on advancing Cybersecurity innovation through public-private collaboration, today announced Secretary Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will deliver the opening keynote at the SINET Showcase 2010 on October 27.

“We are honored to have Secretary Chertoff join us for the SINET Showcase and to set the stage for the day long discussion on the critical importance of public-private collaboration to defeat global security threats,” said Robert Rodriguez, Founder and Chairman of SINET. “Secretary Chertoff has been a leader in driving awareness of Cybersecurity threats and advocating development of strategies to protect our nation’s vital resources.”

Mr. Chertoff served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2005-2009. Among his numerous accomplishments as Secretary, Mr. Chertoff spearheaded a national Cybersecurity strategy.

Other highlights of the SINET Showcase include:

  •     Presentations of innovative technologies by 20 emerging companies selected by an esteemed steering and vetting committee.
  •     Thought leaders from across major industries, government, academia and the venture capital and investment banking communities.
  •     Two high-level panel discussions on the importance of advancing innovation through open and new collaborative models.
  •     Series of Workshops targeting challenges facing early stage and emerging growth companies.

The SINET Showcase will be held on October 27 beginning at 8:30 a.m. The half-day SINET Workshops on October 26 will run from 1:00-5:30 p.m. Both the SINET Showcase and the Workshops are being held at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. To learn more and to register to attend the Showcase and the Workshops, go to http://www.security-innovation.org/showcase.htm. The SINET Showcase and Workshops are supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Science & Technology and public and private sponsorships.

About the Security Innovation Network™ (SINET)
The Security Innovation Network was created to increase collaboration between public and private sectors in the U.S. with the goal of accelerating innovation in security technology, practices and implementation. The SINET, founded by former Secret Service Agent Robert Rodriguez, focuses on advancing IT security innovation by promoting opportunities for collaboration between federal agencies, system integrators, innovators, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, academics and scientists. To learn more about the Security Innovation Network, go to http://www.security-innovation.org.

Contact: Catherine Kaliniak
ckaliniak(at)security-innovation(dot)org
(703) 917-9237

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