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Mach37 Dinner With Dave Merkel

Dave Merkel To Speak At Mach37 Dinner #4


October 10, 2013 (Herndon, VA) – Dave Merkel, CTO of Mandiant, will be the guest speaker at the fourth weekly Security Leaders Dinner at Mach37 this week.


In his new role as CTO, Merkel will be responsible for product development, technology partnerships, solution innovation, competitive differentiation and the delivery of advanced threat detection and response solutions for the enterprise.  Merkel joined Mandiant in 2006, following seven years directing security operations at America Online (AOL). He has worked in the information security industry and within the world of incident response for more than 15 years, including service as a federal agent in the United States Air Force.  “There was no question we had the best fit for a CTO right here on staff and we look forward to Dave’s continued impact and success in his new role as CTO,” said Mandiant President Travis Reese.


MACH37™ is currently in the first cohort session (Fall ’13) and is accepting applications for its Spring 2014 session. For more information, please visit


About MACH37,  

MACH37™ is an information security accelerator focused on creating companies that will deliver the next generation of cybersecurity solutions. MACH37™ was conceived and developed by the Center for Innovative Technology and is supported by a community of hundreds of security leaders who contribute to company development. MACH37™ is a market-centric accelerator focusing singularly on cybersecurity technology products and the markets they serve.


About the Center for Innovative Technology,

Since 1985, CIT, a nonprofit corporation, has been Virginia’s primary driver of innovation and entrepreneurship. CIT accelerates the next generation of technology and technology companies through commercialization, capital formation, market development and revenue generation services. To facilitate national innovation leadership and accelerate the rate of technology adoption, CIT creates partnerships between innovative technology start-up companies and advanced technology consumers. CIT’s CAGE Code is 1UP71. To learn more, please visit Follow CIT on Twitter @CITorg and add the Center for Innovative Technology on LinkedIn and Facebook.

About Mandiant

Mandiant is the leader in security incident response management solutions. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Dublin and Reston, Virginia, Mandiant provides products, professional services and education to Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, government agencies, domestic and foreign police departments and the world’s leading law firms. The authors of 12 books and quoted frequently by leading media organisations, Mandiant security consultants and engineers hold top government security clearances, certifications and advanced degrees from some of the most prestigious computer science universities. To learn more about Mandiant, read the company blog, M-unition™, follow on Twitter @Mandiant or Facebook


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