Craigslist to Cyber Philanthropy and Journey From Startup to Cyber Giant – Craig Newmark, Dave Dewalt – BSW #273

In 1995, Craig Newmark started curating a list of San Francisco arts and technology events, which he personally emailed to friends and colleagues. People were soon calling it “Craig’s List.” Most know the rest of the story. But what did that rapid entry into tech entrepreneurship teach him about information security? And how did that lead to a passion for, among other things, cyber philanthropy? SC Media’s Jill Aitoro will speak to Newmark about his career, and his own evolution in infosec awareness that came with it.

Among the more challenging phases for a cyber business is transitioning from inspiring startup to successful enterprise, strategically leveraging investment to scale. SC Media’s Jill Aitoro will sit down with Dave Dewalt, founder of NightDragon, and Matt Carroll, CEO of NightDragon’s newest investment Immuta. Visit for all the latest episodes!

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Craigslist to Cyber Philanthropy and Journey From Startup to Cyber Giant


Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark – Founder at craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies


Craig Newmark is a philanthropist who gets stuff done. Most commonly known for founding the online classified ads service craigslist, Newmark creates and funds networks that work to protect the country and to help people out. This includes building networks to help protect the country in the cybersecurity world, defending against disinformation warfare, and fighting online harassment.

Born in Morristown, New Jersey, Newmark earned degrees in computer science from Case Western Reserve University. He lives in New York City and enjoys birdwatching, science fiction, and TV. Craig is not as funny as he thinks he is.

He reminds you that “a nerd’s gotta do with a nerd’s gotta do.”

Dave Dewalt

Dave Dewalt – Founder and Managing Director at NightDragon

Dave DeWalt is Founder and Managing Director of NightDragon, an investment and advisory firm focused on growth and late-stage companies within the cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy industries. He is a veteran CEO, advisor, and investor who has led companies, from startups to the Fortune 500, on a transformational journey of success. Focused on technology and cybersecurity, Dave helped create more than $20 billion of shareholder value during his 15-plus years as President and CEO of Documentum, McAfee and FireEye. That includes driving the most successful cybersecurity IPO ever in 2013, and leading the largest all-cash deal in technology history in 2010.

Today he also serves as Managing Director of Allegis Cyber, Executive Chairman of M&A advisory firm Momentum Cyber as well as investor and board member in the world’s most innovative companies such as Delta Airlines, Five9, iboss, Claroty, Team8, DataTribe, and Optiv.


Jill Aitoro

Jill Aitoro – Senior Vice President of Content Strategy at CyberRisk Alliance


Jill Aitoro leads editorial for SC Media, and content strategy for parent company CyberRisk Alliance. She 20 years of experience editing and reporting on technology, business and policy.


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