About SINET

Our Mission

We believe that effective Cybersecurity is required to facilitate economic growth, protect critical infrastructure and maintain political stability.  To accomplish this objective, SINET is dedicated to building a cohesive, worldwide Cybersecurity community with the goal of accelerating innovation through collaboration.  SINET is a catalyst that connects senior level private and government security professionals with solution providers, buyers, researchers and investors.  SINET sponsors highly interactive networking sessions designed to:

  • Introduce leading innovators in the Cybersecurity industry
  • Encourage collaboration by breaking down communication barriers
  • Facilitate high level sharing of ideas and best practices vital to the strengthening and accelerating Cybersecurity innovations.

Why Join SINET

Cybersecurity innovation and evolution requires industry and government to have continuous and intimate communication with pioneering solution providers, researchers and investors focused on strengthening global security solutions.  SINET is widely recognized as the premier catalyst for building a global community of interest and trust within the security domain. By promoting inspired innovation models, embracing executive level collaboration and invigorating private-public partnerships, participation in the SINET community offers many benefits to its members, including:

Industry
Access to cutting edge solutions, deep understanding of best practices, shared understanding of threat landscape, substantial input into product strategy

Solutions Providers
Direct access to Fortune 2000 decision makers, improved understanding of threat landscape, input into product strategy

Investors
Access to latest security innovations, improved understanding of threat landscape, introductions to talented entrepreneurs

Government
Access to leading edge solutions, improved understanding of best practices, superior understanding of the evolving threat landscape

Meet Your Hosts

Led by a lifetime of experiences, Robert and Heather Rodriguez have created an organization that provides a dynamic environment for the advancement of Cybersecurity innovation.   They gain tremendous satisfaction when they see the introductions and relationships enabled during SINET events, dinners and workshops create the foundation for next generation security solutions.

Their backgrounds are uniquely suited to create a special community of security professionals.  Prior to founding SINET, Robert spent over twenty-two years as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service where he held a number of leadership roles within Executive Protection, Protective Intelligence and Criminal Investigations, including the creation of the first Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force on the West Coast.  As a Board member for high profile organizations including the SF Child Abuse Prevention Center, San Francisco Opera Guild and on the Board of Regents for Saint Mary’s College, Heather has gained the operational experience required to guide SINET to international prominence.

The worldwide success of SINET underscores that Cybersecurity is not only important to them, but it is equally vital to global security and worldwide economic interests.

Robert D. Rodriguez
Chairman and Founder of SINET
and a Venture Partner at SineWave Ventures

  • Leader in the advancement of innovation within the international Cybersecurity domain
  • Strategic adviser on the development of global public private partnership models
  • Connects early stage companies to investors and industry & government buyers

“The mission of SINET is to advance innovation and enable global collaboration between the public and private sectors to defeat Cybersecurity threats.”

SINET is a platform that connects the ecosystem of the entrepreneur; industry and Government buyers, venture capital, innovators, investment banking, system integration, policy, legal, academia and the science communities as well as the Federal Government’s civilian, military and intelligence agencies.

SINET hosts trusted Summits, Workshops and Public Private Partnership Dinners at the highest executive levels in; Paris, Singapore, Toronto, Silicon Valley, Scottsdale, London, Tokyo, Washington, D.C. and New York City.

Since 2001 Mr. Rodriguez has advised and coordinated the public – private sector outreach for The United States Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, SRI International, Stanford University, United Kingdom Government; Cabinet and Digital Culture, Media and Sport Department, Australian Government DATA 61 & AustCyber, UNC Charlotte, The Department of Defense, United States Postal Service and The Department of Energy and has participated as a member of the US Air Force Cybersecurity Advisory Board.  He has been called upon numerous times by private industry and the Federal Government to help advise and build private sector outreach initiatives with corporations, the entrepreneurial and venture capital communities.

Previously, he served 22 years as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service where he held a number of executive leadership positions within the Presidential Protection, Protective Intelligence, Inspection and Criminal Investigation Divisions and the Counter Assault Team. His executive protection experience spanned 10 years at the White House serving Presidents Ronald W. Reagan, George H. Bush, William J. Clinton and numerous Heads of State. He serves on numerous Cybersecurity Advisory Boards and advises various governments on their private sector outreach strategies.