I grew up in a small town on the east coast of Florida, having moved there from New York when I was really young. My dad started out owning a sawmill cutting lumber from the local cypress forests for distribution companies, and as a kid I would play in many of the sawdust piles – the ultimate child’s playground. While owning the mill, he also started the local fire department with a few friends, slowly growing it to a large enterprise that eventually got acquired by the local county. I so lucky to be able to ride around with his dad, watching him fight fires, manage major incidents and so much more. It was surreal, but it also taught me the importance of helping those in need. My dad also taught me the value of hard work while I went through my teenage years on our family landscaping nursery (his second business).
Net Enforcers, Inc.
The second company I started was Net Enforcers, Inc. NEI originally started out nothing more than eBay monitoring for grey market sales. Originally started as a services company, NEI became to build platform technology around a new a category in grey and black market detection and enforcement. We had no idea that over time, NEI would slowly transform itself into a leader in the world of cyber crime, detection and fraud detection. Creating successful platforms in markets that don’t exist has become an incredible trend in my professional life!
Compromises and security breaches are an everyday occurrence. Teams look to protect themselves against very complex adversaries and opponents on a minute-by-minute basis, making the automation of internal security operations an essential part of combating cybercrime. CyberSponse go to market technology went to market late 2014. Our focus was to build up an API enabled SOC Operational technology that changed security all together. The Platform was designed to optimize, automate and strengthen existing technologies which would in turn allow companies to have a better, more efficient and organized cyber strategy.