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Recorded July 15, 2019 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!

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  • Matt Alderman
    CEO at Security Weekly, Strategic Advisor, and Wizard of Entrepreneurship
  • Paul Asadoorian
    Embedded device security researcher, security podcaster, and CEO of Active Countermeasures .

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    Interview: Eric McAlpine, Momentum Cyber

    Eric McAlpine is the Co-founder and Managing Partner at Momentum Cyber
    Eric McAlpine has spent over 20 years in the Technology industry as a strategic advisor to Boards, Founders & CEOs, a two-time founder, and award-winning engineer. He is a highly sought out speaker on the Cybersecurity market at major industry conferences, private events, and corporate gatherings sharing insights into M&A, capital markets, and industry trends.

    Eric is a Founder & Managing Partner at Momentum Cyber a firm he co-founded in 2018 along with Dave DeWalt and Michael Tedesco. Momentum Cyber is the premier trusted strategic advisor to the Cybersecurity industry providing bespoke high-impact advice combined with tailored senior-level access from incubation to exit.

    Eric is one of the top dealmakers in the Cybersecurity industry with a prolific M&A track record advising on and orchestrating deals with industry leaders such as ADT, Symantec, McAfee, Proofpoint, Mimecast, Hewlett-Packard, Acer, Amazon, CenturyLink, Google, Intel, and many more.

    Prior to co-founding Momentum Cyber, Eric was Founder & Managing Partner of Momentum Partners, the precursor to Momentum Cyber. Earlier in his career, Eric served as a Managing Director with Blackstone where co-founded Blackstone’s Silicon Valley office and led the firm’s Cybersecurity advisory practice. In 2010, Eric was recognized by Steve Schwarzman with the CEO Star Award and featured along with a profile on one of his transactions in Blackstone’s 25th anniversary Annual Report for extraordinary contributions to the firm.

    Eric began his Wall Street career at Salomon Smith Barney and Citi where he served as a senior member of the Enterprise Software Investment Banking team leading sector coverage in Security. Prior to a career on Wall Street, Eric served his country as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force where he was honored as the Military Engineer of the Year in 2000 for his engineering contributions to the Joint Strike Fighter Program, which included saving taxpayers $80 Million through an innovative stealth recoating design.

    Eric earned an MBA with Distinction from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management where he was a 2-year Wade Fetzer Scholar. He also earned a BS Civil Engineering from Purdue University on an Air Force ROTC Scholarship as well as his MS in Engineering Management from the University of Dayton where he was a Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute scholar – both full ride scholarships.

    Eric lives in Ross, California with his family and is an avid world traveler, die hard Cubs fan, collects vintage vinyl records, and loves art, music, wine and fine food.


    Topic: Security Money

    This week we have our quarterly segment to review the money of security, including public companies, IPOs, funding rounds and acquisitions from the previous quarter. We also update the Security Weekly 25 index. Let's understand how the security market is doing.
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    1. SCWX   Secureworks
    2. PANW   Palo Alto Networks Inc
    3. CHKP   Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
    4. SPLK   Splunk Inc
    5. SYMC   Symantec Corporation
    6. FTNT   Fortinet Inc
    7. AKAM   Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    8. FFIV   F5 Networks, Inc.
    9. ZS   Zscaler Inc
    10. PFPT   Proofpoint Inc
    11. FEYE   FireEye Inc
    12. QLYS   Qualys Inc
    13. VRNT   Verint Systems Inc.
    14. CYBR   Cyberark Software Ltd
    15. TENB   Tenable Holdings Inc
    16. SAIL   Sailpoint Technologies Holdings Inc
    17. MIME   Mimecast Ltd
    18. SOPH   Sophos Group PLC
    19. CARB   Carbonite Inc
    20. NTCT   NetScout Systems, Inc.
    21. VRNS   Varonis Systems Inc
    22. RPD   Rapid7 Inc
    23. FSCT   Forescout Technologies Inc
    24. RDWR   Radware Ltd.
    25. CBLK   Carbon Black Inc




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