PacketSled joins membership of world-class cyber companies that will collectively accelerate the cybersecurity economy in the San Diego region
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — PacketSled announced today that its CEO, Matt Harrigan, has been named to the Board of Directors of the San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE). The San Diego CCOE is a non-profit dedicated to accelerating the region’s cyber economy and positioning it as a global hub of cyber innovation. Harrigan will join representatives from Bank of America, ViaSat, Qualcomm, FICO, ESET, Ernst & Young, US Navy SPAWAR, and others in helping to attract and nurture cybersecurity and IT talent, create new opportunities for businesses, and foster cooperation through the local economy.
One of the principal goals of the CCOE is to foster cooperation throughout the established cyber community, enabling large organizations and startups alike to focus on bringing additional innovation to the region. These efforts will increase the talent pool available to local companies, establish relationships between providers and buyers, and deliver core research that not only helps San Diego companies, but also keeps the citizens of San Diego safe from cyber security threats.
“We’re thrilled to have PacketSled become a board member and join our growing collection of world-class cyber companies,” said Rear Admiral Kenneth Slaght, co-chair and president of CCOE. “The future of cybersecurity is difficult to predict but with senior executive management of cyber firms taking part in the broader conversation of protection, we are that much more poised to develop initiatives aimed to serve our community.”
“The massively interconnected world that we live in, combined with the increasing rate at which cyber attacks are occurring, is mandating cybersecurity to become a boardroom discussion,” said Harrigan. “Anyone in a position to help should be doing everything they can to act in the best interests of the defenders. I am honored and delighted to work in conjunction with other leaders in San Diego to build a strong community that is tackling real-world problems, and paving the way for other practitioners and entrepreneurs to be successful.”
PacketSled is a fast growing, cloud based platform that en.ables deep network visibility, continuous monitoring, automated investigations and incident response capabilities. The company has been named an innovator in leading publications and by security analysts, including SC Magazine, earning a perfect score in the online fraud group test. The company is headquartered in San Diego, with offices in Seattle, WA.
About Cyber Center of Excellence
Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE) is a non-profit that supplies the leadership and fosters collaboration, to establish San Diego as a worldwide center for cybersecurity products and services. Working together to build programs that promote cyber best practices among the key economic pillars of our community, and by promoting talent acquisition, retention and development, CCOE aims to make San Diego a magnet for an industry that already provides 13,000 jobs and invests $1.5 billion into the San Diego region. – See more at: http://www.sdccoe.org