Black Unicorn Awards 2019 – Meet the Judges


 

David DeWalt is a proven industry executive, advisor and investor who has led startups to the Fortune 500 and helped create more than $20 billion of shareholder value during his more than 15 years as president & CEO of three major companies. Today, he serves as a board member in some of the most innovative companies, from well-established market leaders to high-growth start-ups, such as Delta Airlines, Five9, ForeScout, Phantom Cyber, CallSign, Claroty, Team8, DataTribe, Illusive Networks and Optiv.

David is the Founder of NightDragon Security, an investment firm focused on partnering with cybersecurity companies across the corporate lifecycle, from early stage, to growth, buyouts and special situations. Its flexible model allows it to lead or co-invest alongside leading venture capital and private equity firms in the pursuit of driving growth and maximizing shareholder value. NightDragon is unique in providing deep operational expertise in cybersecurity gained by its founders Dave DeWalt and Ken Gonzalez from years serving as senior executives leading technology companies such as Documentum, EMC, Siebel Systems (Oracle), McAfee, Mandiant, Avast and FireEye.


Robert Herjavec, Founder & CEO of Herjavec Group is an award winning, trailblazing cybersecurity executive. A dynamic entrepreneur, Robert Herjavec has built and sold several IT companies. In 2003 Robert founded Herjavec Group, and it quickly became one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies. Today, Herjavec Group is a global leader in information security, operating across the United States, United Kingdom and Canada; specializing in managed security services, advisory services, identity and incident response for enterprise level organizations. Robert’s ability to interpret industry trends and understand enterprise business security demands has helped him achieve the profile of a global cybersecurity expert.

He has served as a Cybersecurity Advisor for the Government of Canada, participated in the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and is a member of the US Chamber of Commerce Task Force for Cybersecurity. His views on the threat landscape, on emerging technologies and on the need for a proactive security framework are regularly profiled across print, digital and television mediums.

In addition, he shares his expertise with other entrepreneurs each week as a leading Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show Shark Tank.

 


 

Gary Miliefsky, Founder & CEO of Cyber Defense Media Group (CDMG) is an internationally recognized cybersecurity expert, bestselling author and keynote speaker. He is a Founding Member of the US Department of Homeland Security, the National Information Security Group and the OVAL advisory board of MITRE responsible for the CVE Program. He also assisted the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), which operates within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in their development of The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace as well as the Center for the Study of Counter-Terrorism and Cyber Crime at Norwich University. Gary has been founder and/or inventor for technologies and corporations sold and licensed to Hexis Cyber, WatchGuard, Intel/McAfee, IBM, Computer Associates and BlackBox Corporation. Gary is a member of ISC2.org and is a CISSP®.

In 2012, he founded Cyber Defense Magazine, which has grown to a market leader on sharing information on all things cybersecurity, as independently reviewed, daily, here: https://essentials.news/en/future-of-hacking having over 1.4m readers and continuing to grow, every day. Other CDMG platforms he’s launched include CyberDefenseTV, CyberDefenseRadio, CyberDefenseAwards with additional platforms launching in 2019.

He is a frequent invited guest on national and international media commenting on breaches, cyber crime, internet of things, cloud computing, digital transformation, artificial intelligence, privacy, cyber security, and cyber terrorism. He has also been covered in Forbes, Fortune and Inc. Magazines. He is also an expert on Cryptocurrencies and related fraud as well as most issues pertaining to ICOs, Bitcoins, Blockchain technology and Ransomware. His recent bestselling book, rated 5.0 stars, is entitled Cryptoconomy – Bitcoins, Blockchains and Badguys, available on Amazon.com.  He’s frequently writing articles published throughout the mainstream media and he also likes to write thought provoking articles at LinkedIn as a Top 1% of all INFOSEC LinkedIn profiles and a Top 3% Globally on LinkedIn.