Our Mission

SINET is to advance innovation by connecting the ecosystem of the entrepreneur and enable global collaboration between the public and private sectors to defeat Cybersecurity threats.

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:

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

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

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
Venture Partner at SYN 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

SINET accelerates investments and innovation of early-stage, emerging growth, and publicly traded Cybersecurity companies into global marketplaces by connecting them to industry and government Risk Executives and Chief Information Security Officers, venture capital, and private equity firms. SINET brings together the world’s highest level of executive Cybersecurity professionals during workshops, conferences, and Public Private Partnership dinners, and on SINETConnect, their invitation–only, highly curated virtual platform that connects buyers, sellers, and investors, and is changing the way trusted business dealings operate today and into the near future.

SYN Ventures invests in disruptive, transformational early-stage Cybersecurity solutions whose objectives are to reduce technology risk to protect our nation’s critical infrastructures.

Previously, Mr. Rodriguez served 22 years as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service where he held numerous executive leadership positions within the Presidential Protection Detail, Protective Intelligence, Inspection, Criminal Investigation Division, and the Counter Assault Team (CAT). 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 several Cybersecurity Advisory Boards and has been called upon to advise private industry and federal governments as they build private sector outreach initiatives with corporations and the entrepreneurial and venture capital communities.

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