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Launched in March, 2021, this Meetup provides opportunities for cybersecurity professional development and networking for anybody in the greater Loudoun County, VA area. We’re open to cyber practitioners, consultants, trainers, policymakers, software vendors, students, etc. This Meetup is intended as an informal forum for the people who seek knowledge of the current state, status, challenges, successes, and emerging topics in governmental and general cybersecurity technologies.

As of June, 2021, we have transitioned to in-person meetings. Meetings will feature a speaker on a topic of interest for about 20-30 minutes, encouraging questions and discussion, and then allow for networking to include announcements by jobseekers/employers and startups who want to give their elevator pitch on a new cyber company, idea, or technology. Join this conversation as we discuss the most important issues of the day, as they concern the intersections of technology, government, business, and people.

If you require a reasonable accommodation for any type of disability in order to participate in Loudoun County Cybersecurity Professionals, please contact Katie Fleger at 703-737-8612 (TTY 711). Three business days advance notice is requested.

Upcoming events (1)

No-Code Big Data Analytics: The Cyber Use Case

Old Ox Brewery

Save the Date! Our next Meetup will be on June 13, back at Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn. We’ll hear from Jason Hines, the CEO and co-Founder of Gigasheet, a Loudoun-based company in the big data and analytics space.

May 9 Recap: We had a huge turnout for our May 9 Meetup at Old Ox in Ashburn! Brian Gallagher, CEO of Loudoun-based CodeLock, spoke about his life experiences leading up to and forming his company that enables software security at the code level. The SolarWinds breach and subsequent EO 14028 have given renewed focus to software integrity, so we were glad to hear Brian’s perspective.

Special thanks to F5 for sponsoring our May Meetup!!

As you may know, ATARC does a lot of work by printing name badges for everyone. It’s a lot of work to match up names with organizations, so kudos to the ATARC team. Please do us a huge favor: RSVP here but ALSO provide your email and organization on ATARC’s Eventbrite signup portal.

June 13 Details: Our featured speaker in June will be Jason Hines, CEO and co-founder of Gigasheet, a venture backed software company that bridges the gap between big data engineers and the everyday spreadsheet user. The platform boasts a user base of over 30,000 individuals and teams worldwide.

Before he founded Gigasheet in 2020, Jason was Chief Revenue Officer at Recorded Future, a cybersecurity software firm. Jason joined as the first US employee in 2009, and under his leadership Recorded Future's global sales grew from $0 to $110 million in annual recurring revenue. This achievement was a key factor in Recorded Future's sale to Insight Partners in 2019 for $780 million cash.

Prior to his tenure at Recorded Future, Jason worked at Google, where served as a Principal Technology Specialist and then Account Executive. There he contributed to the growth of Google's then nascent Cloud business. Jason's career also includes a stint as a Systems Engineer at Spotfire, a pioneering business intelligence data visualization startup. In the early stages of his career, Jason honed his skills as a software engineer in the defense and national security sectors, gaining invaluable experience in developing creative technical solutions to complex challenges.

Jason currently resides in Leesburg, Virginia in the greater Washington DC metropolitan area. He loves spending time with his wife and sometimes well-behaved children. He continues to be driven by his passion for technological innovation and is dedicated to making a lasting impact in the world of data analysis and beyond.

We'll also hear an introduction from Jessica Gulick, Founder and CEO of Katzcy. Jessica will share a bit about the US Cyber Games Program, a travelling esport program and team that competes globally in cyber games.

Please join us on June 13 and bring a friend!

5:30p Social hour and networking begins
6:10 Opening remarks
6:15 Intro Speaker - Ms. Jessica Gulick (Katczy): Commissioner of the U.S. Cyber Team
6:20 Featured Speaker - Mr. Jason Hines, Gigasheet
6:50 “Open Mic” time (audience announcements)
7:00 Networking continues
7:30 Adjourn

Past events (23)

The Shifting Landscape of Software Security Compliance

Old Ox Brewery

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