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Former National Intelligence Officer to Join Strategic Cyber Ventures Board

Sean Kanuck, Former National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues, joins Strategic Cyber Ventures' advisory board and will present at upcoming Zero Day Con in New York City

WASHINGTON, October 11, 2017-- Strategic Cyber Ventures (SCV), the industry's first cybersecurity focused venture capital firm, today announced the addition of Sean Kanuck as the first member of its advisory board. With more than 20 years of experience, Kanuck will advise SCV and its portfolio members on their domestic and international go-to-market strategy.

"I am delighted to work with Strategic Cyber Ventures on identifying and advancing cyber innovations that solve major global security challenges," said Sean Kanuck, Advisory Board Member of Strategic Cyber Ventures. "The intrusion suppression model that SCV is building with its portfolio companies is a major differentiator and I look forward to working with the team to continue expanding upon this vision."

Kanuck is an attorney and strategic consultant who advises governments, corporations, and entrepreneurs on the future of information technology. He is affiliated with Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation, has received several international appointments and has served as the United States' first National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues from 2011 to 2016. Kanuck specializes in the nexus between technology, law, and security. He will incorporate his knowledge of cyber tradecraft into SCV's investment strategy.

Tom Kellermann, CEO of Strategic Cyber Ventures said, "Having an industry luminary like Sean Kanuck join our advisory board dramatically enhances our technical investment strategy. We've built Strategic Cyber Ventures to be the sole destination for forward leaning chief information security officer (CISOs) who believe in our model of intrusion suppression."

In addition to joining the advisory board, Kanuck will also be presenting at SCV's Zero Day Con: Secure Your Brand conference on October 26 in New York City. Zero Day Con brings together industries and global experts from industry-leading organizations such as ADP, Microsoft, and the FBI, to share insights on how to shape the future of cybersecurity. Kanuck will be giving a keynote presentation on "foreign cyber threats that are increasingly targeting private companies, harming corporate brands, and even posing existential risks to enterprises in multiple sectors."

To receive a free media pass to attend Zero Day Con and/or schedule an interview with Kanuck or other conference guest speakers, please contact Laura Asendio at

About Strategic Cyber Ventures (SCV)

Headquartered in Washington, D.C. and founded in January 2016 by a team of knowledgeable cyber operators, Strategic Cyber Ventures (SCV) invests in cybersecurity companies that disrupt advanced cyber adversaries and are revolutionizing the cyber product marketplace. The team at SCV has deep roots in both U.S. government and commercial cybersecurity communities. SCV's mission is to advance cybersecurity through expert investment in synergistic teams and technologies that can solve the world's security problems. If you'd like to learn more about SCV, please visit:

Media Contact:
Laura Asendio
Merritt Group

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