Seminars & Colloquia

Erkang Zheng

Founder & CEO, JupiterOne

"From Security Practitioner to CEO: Building a $1B Security Company"

Tuesday March 21, 2023 06:30 PM
Location: 1231, EB2
(Visitor parking instructions)

This talk is part of the Labcorp Leadership inTechnology Speakers Series


Abstract: Not Marketing. Not Sales. Nobody knows the needs of practitioners more than the practitioners themselves. When the tools and technology on the market don’t meet all of their needs, that’s not a problem — that’s a business opportunity. Erkang Zheng found himself in a similar place as Chief Information Security Officer at a health tech company. He saw the need for a cyber asset management platform that could serve as the foundation for his company’s security practice, and seeing that there was nothing on the market to meet his needs, he decided to build it. Fast forward a few years, and he is now the CEO and founder of JupiterOne, a North Carolina-based cybersecurity startup.

In this talk, Erkang will share his experience building a security company that is now valued at $1B, discuss some of the problems that organizations and individuals face in cybersecurity today, and give insights on what entrepreneurs should keep in mind when transitioning from practitioners to business owners.
Short Bio: Erkang Zheng is the founder and CEO of JupiterOne. Previously, he was CISO of LifeOmic and Head of Software Security at Fidelity Investments Personal Investing. He has also held several security practitioner roles at IBM's Security Services division. Erkang earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in computer science from North Carolina State University. He holds five patents, multiple industry certifications and is a regular speaker at major security conferences including RSA, BSides, and more.

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