The Pentagon as Silicon Valley’s incubator
August 29, 2013
In the last year, former Department of Defense and intelligence agency operatives have headed to Silicon Valley to create technology start-ups specializing in tools aimed at thwarting online threats, The New York Times reports.
In 2012, more than $1 billion in venture financing poured into security start-ups.
Sameer Bhalotra, who worked on cybersecurity issues at the White House, was recruited by a Redwood City-based security company called Impermium. And Shawn Henry, a former computer security specialist from the FBI., left his job in government last year to help establish CrowdStrike, a computer security firm. [...]