SAN FRANCISCO, CA and WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 28, 2010) -  The June 1, 2010 deadline is fast approaching for entrepreneurs to apply to present their technologies to an elite audience of buyers, researchers, and funders at the Security Innovation Network Showcase 2010. Produced by the Security Innovation Network, the Showcase 2010 at the National Press Club in Washington DC is accelerating the search for the most promising cyber solutions from across the U.S., as it seeks to identify and match breakthrough technologies to the most urgent needs faced by Federal agencies and industry. To apply before the deadline, visit www.security-innovation.org/showcase.htm.

At a time when adversaries are evolving new threats to exploit networks at an unrelenting pace, the Showcase advances public-private sector collaboration by giving companies with products of the highest merit the opportunity to be evaluated and noticed by representatives from private industry, NSA, DoD, DHS, Federal Government, system integration, research, investment banking, and venture capital.

How it works:  Approximately 20 early stage, emerging companies will be selected by the Security Innovation Network Technical Vetting Committee to present their technologies at the National Press Club on October 27th, 2010. Open to all offensive and defensive cyber product categories, company applications will be reviewed and screened by the following panel of distinguished security experts and former high-ranking Federal officials:

The Security Innovation Network Showcase 2010 Steering Committee:
John Grimes
, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks / Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer (Honorary Co - Chairman)
Richard Schaeffer, Former Information Assurance Director, National Security Agency
Clark Ervin, Director, Homeland Security Program at The Aspen Institute
Robert Lentz, Former DoD Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Information Assurance, President Cyber Security Strategies
Dr. Douglas Maughan, Program Manager DHS Science & Technology
Nadia Short, Vice President of Strategy & Business Development, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
Mark Connelly, CISO ITT
Riley Repko, HQE, USAF, Senior Advisor, Cyber Operations & Transformation, DCS/Operations, Plans & Requirements (A3/5)
Marcus Sachs, Executive Director, National Security and Cyber Policy, Office of Federal Government Relations, Verizon
Jerry Archer, CISO Sallie Mae
Dean DeBiase, Chairman Reboot Partners
Jim Longley, Executive Director, Advanced Technical Intelligence Association
Zach Tudor, Program Manager, SRI International
Art Chantkar, President Potomac Forum
Dr. Rob Valli, CEO Investors Without Borders
Barry Bomzer, Deputy Director Programs, Security Innovation Network
Robert Rodriguez, Chairman, Security Innovation Network

The Security Innovation Network Technical Vetting Committee:
Roger London
, Chairman, American Security Challenge
Dr. Paul Barford, Professor CS Department, University Wisconsin
Steve Elefant, CIO, Heartland Payment Systems
Dr. John Mitchell, Professor CS Department, Stanford University
Chris Perry, Senior Technical Director for Cyber Security, Information Assurance and Information Operations, CACI Technologies
Dr. Lewis Shepherd, CTO Microsoft Innovation
Bob Gourley, Founder & CTO Crucial Point (Former CTO DIA)
Bill Newhouse, NIST
Dr. Bill Sanders, Professor CS Department, University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign
Bob Flores, CEO Applicology Incorporated (Former CTO CIA)
Matthew Howard, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
Dr. Hank Orejuela, Chief Executive Officer, Space & Defense Systems Inc.
John Muir, Deputy Director Research, Security Innovation Network
Bob Ackerman, Allegis Capital, Managing Director & Founder
Gilman Louie, General Partner, Alsop Louie
Dave Bryan, (Maj Gen. U.S. Army Retired) President U.S. Falcon
Kenneth Rogers, Director, Enterprise Architecture & Planning, US Department of State
Kevin Bingham, DoD CND Architect, OSD-NII
Chris Shipley, Co-Founder and Chairman Guidewire 

Firms selected for the Showcase will be provided free workshops on October 26 that include coaching on presentations and business plans; space to exhibit and demo their products to attendees; and potential opportunities to participate in government and industry pilot programs that help pave the way to accreditation and acquisition of their technology. To learn more and apply before the June 1 deadline, visit www.security-innovation.org/showcase.htm

About The Security Innovation Network:
The Security Innovation Network (SINET) advances public-private sector collaboration by accelerating the search for 'best in class' cyber security technologies, bridging the gaps and connecting entrepreneurs from across the U.S. with the defense, intelligence, and homeland security base in the Washington, DC region.

SINET was founded by Robert D. Rodriguez, a retired Secret Service Agent who served on several Presidential details and oversaw the development of one of the first electronic crimes taskforces in the nation. Mr. Rodriguez is a certified graduate of the Federal Government's Senior Executive Service Program and was a recipient of the 2009 CSO Magazine CSO Compass Award in recognition of outstanding leadership in the security field. For more information please visit: www.security-innovation.org

Contact Information:

SINET Media Contact:
Joel Greenberg
DCPR
202-363-1065 | 202-669-3639