Cybersecurity Lecture Series with Nir Valtman

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    • Friday January 18, 2019
      12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Engineered Biosystems Building: 950 Atlantic Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332, CHOA Room
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Summary Sentence: Free, open-to-the public discussion about cybersecurity risks, trends, and techniques.

Full Summary: On Friday, January 18th guest speaker and Kabbage CISO, Nir Valtman will share his lessons learned as the first CISO at Kabbage. 

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  • Cybersecurity Lecture Series by IISP Cybersecurity Lecture Series by IISP

The Cybersecurity Lecture Series at Georgia Tech is a free, one-hour lecture from a thought leader who is advancing the field of information security and privacy. Invited speakers include executives and researchers from Fortune 500 companies, federal intelligence agencies, start-ups, and incubators, as well as Georgia Tech faculty and students presenting their research. Lectures are open to all -- students, faculty, industry, government, or simply the curious.



Information security certifications, frameworks, and regulatory requirements provide a good foundation for startups to build an information security program. Since a security breach could put a startup out of business, they tend to treat security differently. However, if unchecked, security could eat a big piece of the total budgetary pie, starving innovation and business growth. This presentation will share Nir’s lessons learned as the first CISO at Kabbage. 


Nir Valtman heads information security at Kabbage, a unicorn FinTech company. Beforehand, Nir worked at NCR Corporation in several roles, including heading the application security across the software solutions portfolio and leading the divisional information security group as the Retail CISO. Furthermore, as part of his previous positions, he was working in several security leadership, application security, penetration testing and systems infrastructure security positions. Nir is a frequent speaker at leading conferences around the world, including Black HatDefconRSABSides, and OWASP. Nir has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science but his knowledge is mainly based on cowboy learning and information sharing with the techno-oriented communities.

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar

IISP Faculty Directory, Institute for Information Security and Privacy

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Career/Professional development, Conference/Symposium, Other/Miscellaneous, Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Nir Valtman, Cybersecurity, Kabbage
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  • Created On: Jan 15, 2019 - 12:44pm
  • Last Updated: Jan 15, 2019 - 12:57pm