Advancing Innovation Through Collaboration

I have not attended any other conference that offered both the resources and caliber of experts this Forum provided. The personal setting allowed for one-on-one engagement with key government contacts who offered insight on how to align with the federal government.

Deborah A. Taylor
President of Cs3, Inc.


The IT Security Entrepreneurs Forum (ITSEF) was founded by Robert D. Rodriguez, (Retired Secret Service Agent) and dedicated to the international advocacy and promotion of mutually beneficial relationships between public-sector officials, entrepreneurs, investors, academic and science researchers and private industry.

This Public Private Partnership initiative is designed to "bridge the gap" between IT security solution providers and the commercial and government end users of our nation's IT and Telecommunications critical infrastructures and national security command and control operating systems. The ITSEF believes that innovative solutions developed by entrepreneurs' can best be promoted through collaborative efforts between the public and private sectors.

A key component to the success of such relationships is to identify and bring together public and private sector "change agents" who can drive education and awareness programs through forums that will promote lasting and permanent relationships between all levels of government and the full range of emerging and established private sector companies.

The only forum of its kind designed to "bridge the gap" between the Federal Government, system integration, private industry, innovation, venture capital, academic and science communities.

Our Goals

Together, we achieve UNITY OF PURPOSE:

  • Foster collaboration among disparate groups through educational platforms and social networks
  • Support innovation and entrepreneurial efforts that advance security technologies
  • Accelerate knowledge transfer, identification, and transition of "best of class" security solutions

Contact Information

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