JUNE 2024


We hope everyone is having a productive week-after-RSA. SINETConnect is proud to continue our opportunities to learn from and connect with the Cyber ecosystem this June, maybe even building upon some connections you made in person last week. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the SINET Team with any questions, concerns, or suggestions.
Please contact nostrow@security-innovation.org or your team’s SINETConnect admin for your company’s SINETConnect login. 

Would you like to add value to your SINETConnect membership?

Early Stage and Gold entrepreneur members may upgrade to a Platinum Membership as available. Platinum Members receive custom programming and speaking opportunities, access to the VIP Reception at all in-person SINET events, and additional benefits. Please contact Heather Rodriguez to learn more.

Save the Date: 2024 SINET16 Innovator Award

Applications open on June 10, 2024 and will be accepted until July 30, 2024.

Each year, SINET evaluates the technologies and products of hundreds of emerging Cybersecurity companies from around the world, and selects the 16 most innovative and compelling companies. All applications are evaluated by the SINET Judging Committee including over 100 of the world’s leading CISOs/Risk Executives, venture capitalists, and investment bankers.

Upcoming Events


October 16
The Times Center

SINETNew York is the in-person portion of your hybrid SINETConnect Membership, bringing together the SINET Community of senior Risk Executives, innovators, and venture capital in-person. Create new trusted relationships or build upon existing ones during pre-scheduled 1-1s with CISOs and Risk Executives, and learn from a carefully crafted agenda of thought leadership panels.


Approaches to Protecting the Growing API Attack Surface
May 30, 2024
8:30AM-9:30AM PT

In collaboration with CyCognito

Factors To Help Speed Up Comprehensive Incident Reporting
June 25, 2024
8:30AM-9:30AM PT

In collaboration with 1touch.io

Seller Only Sessions: Ask the Risk Executive (virtual)

These one-hour, member-only sessions spotlight a Risk Executive on the SINETConnect virtual stage, allowing Cybersecurity entrepreneurs to ask the featured executive thought leadership questions. One representative from 10 companies may attend each session. Read the FAQ here to learn more.
A note from SINETConnect: We ask that our members use the “honor system” when registering for these sessions. Spots are limited and highly coveted, so if you are already friendly with the featured Risk Executive, consider allowing another community member to take your spot.

Ed Devinney
Corporate Director Cyber Programs
Northrop Grumman


May 22, 2024
8:30am – 9:30am PT

Jeff Simon


May 31, 2024
8:30am – 9:30am PT

Jayaraj Puthanveedu
MD, Global Head of Resilience, Cyber, & Digital Fraud
BNP Paribas


June 4, 2024
8:30am – 9:30am PT

Krishnan Chellakarai
Gilead Sciences

Krishnan Chellakarai

June 13, 2024
8:30am – 9:30am PT

Jeremy Gibb
MD, Global Cybersecurity Governance, Risk & Compliance


June 17, 2024
8:30am – 9:30am PT

CISO Speaking Opportunities, Thought Leadership Roundtables (virtual)

Format: Private, limited-access Zoom session hosted by Robert Rodriguez. No pitches / no PowerPoints / no media/press / Chatham House Rule applies. 

Securing Sensitive Data When SaaS is Managed Outside of IT/Security
May 29, 2024
8:30AM-9:30AM PT

In collaboration with Valence Security.
With Deanna Muran de Assereto, MD, Office of Technology Strategy and Innovation, OCC, Andy Stone, CTO – Americas, Pure Storage, Brandon Swafford, CISO, HPS Investment Partners, Lance Taylor, Senior Manager, Cyber Defense, CLEAR, Kevin Walker, CSO, Procore Technologies, Nima Baiati, Executive Director & GM, Commercial Cybersecurity Solutions, Lenovo, and Yoni Shohet, Co-Founder & CEO, Valence Security.

Please email Nicole Ostrow, nostrow@security-innovation.org to participate.

Best Practices To Proactively Prepare for a Data Breach
June 27, 2024
8:30AM-9:30AM PT

In collaboration with Sentra.

Please email Nicole Ostrow, nostrow@security-innovation.org to participate.

In Case You Missed It:
The Evolution Equity Partners Presidents Forum

Robert Rodriguez, Chairman of SINET, was honored to interview 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, during the week of RSA at the Evolution Equity Partners Presidents Forum. This was a full-circle moment for Robert as he was assigned to President Clinton’s Presidential Detail for 2.5 years. President Clinton was engaging, transparent, and captured the audience’s attention with his deep knowledge of domestic and foreign affairs and sharing of his experiences and wisdom.

SINETConnect Pitch Coaching

SINETConnect is happy to announce a new member-only opportunity, one-on-one pitchcoaching sessions with Robert Rodriguez, Chairman of SINET & Venture Partner, SYN Ventures, or an invited CISO/Risk Executive. Robert or the Risk Executive will guide your company in refining your pitch deck and messaging and improving your roadmap based on his insight into both the entrepreneur and consumer sides of the industry.

Community Reminders

Keep Your Profile Up-To-Date

We encourage all members to update your Executive Suite or Company Showroom on a quarterly basis to ensure that details such as product information, budgets, and leadership teams are up-to-date. Simply fill in the information you’d like to update on the Buyer Profile Update Form or the Seller Profile Update Form.

We Want to Hear From You

SINETConnect is a community built by the Cyber ecosystem, for the Cyber ecosystem. Is there anything you would like to learn in an educational workshop led by experts in the field? Email nostrow@security-innovation.org with any comments or concerns.

Need anything?

We welcome your thoughts and ideas. If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, do not hesitate to reach out to any of the following SINET points of contact.

Robert Rodriguez, Chairman and Founder rdrodriguez@security-innovation.org
Heather Rodriguez, CEO hrodriguez@security-innovation.org
Programming content, community participation, and navigating SINETConnect 
Nicole Ostrow, Director of Programs nostrow@security-innovation.org
Registration and showroom updates
Theresa Princi, Marketing and Registration Manager tprinci@security-innovation.org

Featured Company

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Thought Leadership Blog

Read articles by members about new technologies, topical issues in the Cybersecurity ecosystem, and personal experiences in Leadership in the curated Thought Leadership Blog.

The Latest

Head to The Latest to view The Thought Leadership Blog, SINET Calendar, and Monthly Newsletter all in one place. The SINET Calendar is your landing page for all upcoming events and will be updated weekly. You can filter by your user type, add them to your iCal, and register for programs, all from this page.