“The best thing that we can do is continue to understand our adversaries, continue to build our readiness, continue to build our partnerships, and certainly be vigilant. […] I think that when we see an ability for a nation to create personas and to create followers, any way that we can share information about that to ensure that social media companies are turning those folks off and closing those accounts, that’s impactful, that’s getting at the heart of the matter. That’s showing success for us!”

-Gen. Paul Nakasone, United States Army, Commander, United States Cyber Command, National Security Agency (NSA) Director


Cybersecurity has become a boardroom concern for organizations across the entire business spectrum. Recently, a number of forces have been reshaping this industry. First, governments have been strengthening regulations to force data owners to exercise their responsibility to protect the privacy of data. In light of these recent changes, most practitioners expect more regulation in the years ahead. Another shift is noticeable around the accelerating technological change (e.g., move to hybrid-cloud architectures, IoT device proliferation, and more) which is increasing the attack surface. Finally, enabled by easy access to advanced technologies (e.g., availability of open-source AI/ML libraries,) attackers have also been refining their tools and methods. Organizations around the world realize the need to collaborate to anticipate threats and detect the next attack. Here at Orange Silicon Valley, we are optimistic about the impact cybersecurity will have on the future of our society. We believe in collaborating with the best people, technologies, startups, and corporations. Come talk to us!


Council lead


Alex Chitea

A passionate technologist at heart and by training, Alex has been building his career at the intersection of innovation, technology, and business. Alex is currently working with Orange Silicon Valley focusing on cybersecurity investment and research activities, especially as they intersect with the field of AI/ML.


2019 speakers

Peter Zvirinský

Project Lead at Tower Street

Jeremy Isagon

Associate at Momentum Cyber

Sean McDermott

Enterprise Sales Manager - Social Commerce at DataVisor


2019 agenda

2:00pm – 2:45pm: The Future of Data Security with Alexandru Chitea, Orange Silicon Valley

2:45pm – 3:30pm: The cybersecurity investment landscape with Jeremy Isagon, IB Associate at Momentum Cyber

3:30pm – 3:45pm: Break

3:45pm – 4:30pm: An introduction to Tower Street with Peter Zvirinsky, Project Lead at Tower Street

4:30pm – 5:15pm: An introduction to DataVisor with Sean McDermott, Enterprise Sales Manager at DataVisor

5:15pm – 5:30pm: Closing remarks

5:30pm – 6:15pm: Networking Reception at Orange Silicon Valley


Impacted industries

Cybersecurity is a foundational technology that affects every company in every industry. 

Related topics

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning

  • Blockchain

  • Autonomous vehicles

  • Cloud computing

  • Mobile and IoT

  • Quantum computing