Finalist

Darin Andersen

Founder

Cybertech

Darin Andersen got into the cybersecurity field before most people even knew what the word meant, and has been an integral part of building San Diego into one of the nation’s top cyber hubs. He's now got his eye on shoring up the burgeoning Internet of Things space, but said his focus going forward is not strictly on technological solutions, but rather on people and relationships.

Andersen said he had a major "aha!” moment in 2008 when a new wave of cyber attacks surfaced that existing technology wasn’t able to counter. These attacks, now known as phishing or hacking the human, didn’t look for software or system vulnerabilities, instead taking advantage of people’s weak computer hygiene to easily gain access to desired networks.

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Founder, Cybertech

Darin Andersen got into the cybersecurity field before most people even knew what the word meant, and has been an integral part of building San Diego into one of the nation’s top cyberhubs. He's now got his eye on shoring up the burgeoning Internet of Things space, but said his focus going forward is not strictly on technological solutions, but rather on people and relationships.

COO helps fuel ESET's local, global growth in security software industry

Darin Andersen knows a fact about effective security software: Products that protect computers from malware, spyware, viruses and other daily threats in cyberspace should not reduce speed and efficiency.

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