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Black Unicorn Awards 2022 – Meet The Judges



Dino Boukouris has spent over 16 years in the technology industry with expertise in cybersecurity, finance, strategy, operations, entrepreneurship, and venture capital & private equity. Dino has been a speaker at Cybersecurity conferences across the country including the RSA Conference, Cybertech Tel Aviv, Structure Security, Global Cyberspace Coop Summit, IoT Security Panel, M&A East 2017, as well as at numerous private events and corporate gatherings.

Dino is a Founding & Managing Director at Momentum Cyber, alongside Founders Dave DeWalt, Michael Tedesco and Eric McAlpine. Momentum Cyber is the premier trusted strategic advisor to the Cybersecurity industry, providing bespoke high-impact advice combined with tailored senior-level access from incubation to exit.

Prior to Momentum Cyber, Dino was a Founding Director of Momentum Partners, the precursor to Momentum Cyber, alongside Founders Eric McAlpine and Michael Tedesco. Prior to Momentum Partners, Dino spent much of his career working with and advising venture-backed and bootstrapped start-ups, including Cameron Health a medical device start-up which created the world’s first subcutaneous implantable defibrillator and was ultimately acquired by Boston Scientific for $1.35B. Prior to Cameron Health, Dino began his career with GKN, a multinational aerospace and automotive company, where he was one of ten graduates selected from across the United States for their International Leadership Development Program.

Additionally, Dino has been a lecturer, GS instructor and mentor for the MBA, EWMBA and Executive MBA program for Venture Capital and Private Equity, Business Model Innovation, Entrepreneurial Strategy, and Managerial Economics. Dino has also served as an advisor to and been involved with a number of leading accelerators such as the Alchemist Accelerator, Intel Technology to Market Accelerator, National Science Foundation Innovation Corps, and Lean Launchpad.

In his “spare” time, Dino received his MBA with Honors from UC Berkeley, where he was President of his MBA program, a Haas Venture Fellow, a Turner Fellow, a Dean’s Scholar and chair of Venture Capital Connect. Dino also graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, where he entered the Honors Program and was a Lawrence D. Corlett Scholar, an Engelbrecht Scholar and a David Aspland Scholar.


In founding Allegis, Bob’s mission was to build a seed and early-stage venture firm that would combine operational experience with an entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on forging true partnerships with portfolio companies to build successful and sustainable cybertechnology companies. Bob has been recognized as a Fortune 100 cybersecurity executive and also as one of “CyberSecurity’s Money Men”.

As an entrepreneur, Bob was the President and CEO of UniSoft Systems, a global leading UNIX Systems House and the Founder and Chairman of InfoGear Technology Corporation, a pioneer in the original integration of web and telephony technology and creator of the original iPhone.  Outside of Allegis, Bob teaches New Venture Finance in the MBA program at the University of California, co-manages his family’s small Napa Valley winery – Ackerman Family Vineyards, and enjoys fly fishing.

Dr. Peter Stephenson has reactivated himself to exclusively focus on deep next generation Infosecurity product analysis for Cyber Defense Magazine after more than 50 years of active  consulting and teaching.  His  research is in cyber-legal practice  and cyber threat/intelligence analysis on large-scale computer networks such as the Internet.    Dr. Stephenson was technology  editor for several  years for SC Magazine,  for which  he wrote for over 25 years. He is enabled in his research by an extensive  personal research laboratory as well as a multi-alias presence in the Dark Web.

He has lectured extensively   on  digital  investigation  and  security,  and  has  written,  edited  or contributed to over  20 books  as well as  several  hundred articles  and peer-reviewed  papers in major national and international trade, technical and scientific  publications.   He spent ten years as  a  professor at  Norwich   University   teaching  digital  forensics,  cyber  law and  information security.  He retired from the university as an Associate  Professor in 2015.

Dr. Stephenson  obtained  his PhD at Oxford  Brookes  University,   Oxford,  England  where his research  was   in  the   structured   investigation    of  digital incidents   in  complex   computing environments. He holds a Master of Arts  degree in diplomacy  with a concentration in terrorism from Norwich University in Vermont.

Dr. Stephenson  is a  full member, ex  officio board  member  and  CISO of the Vidocq  Society (   He is a member of the Albany,  NY chapter of InfraGard.   He held – but has retired from  – the CCFP, CISM, FICAF  and FAAFS  designations  as well as currently holding the CISSP (ret) designation.


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 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: 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  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.

The Top InfoSec Innovators in the World including The Black Unicorns

will be Announced on October 27, 2022 at CyberDefenseCon 2022