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GovCon Expert Dana Barnes Discusses Cybersecurity History & Evolution

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Dana Barnes, president of Government with Dataminr and an influential member of Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Expert program, recently participated as a guest on SecurePod, a  weekly podcast from SecurityToday to discuss the evolution of how data software benefits businesses in the federal marketplace.

The two-time recipient of the prestigious Wash100 Award also explored the company’s history and how the innovative platform from Dataminr works to serve its customers as well as his own history and background in cybersecurity over the course of his career.

Here’s an excerpt from the feature from GovCon Expert Dana Barnes.

“The initial introduction I had to cybersecurity was during my time at Microsoft. In the old days, people thought Microsoft wasn’t secure,” Barnes explained. “Bill Gates actually shut the company down for a few days and said, ‘We are going to change this and become the most secure platform in the world’…I came in shortly after that and cybersecurity was a constant conversation and I learned a ton.”

In addition, the conversation between GovCon Expert Dana Barnes and host Ralph C. Jensen continued to explore how the cybersecurity space is constantly evolving and the ways that Dataminr continues to learn more and continue to grow its solution set to protect its customers.

“What I love about our first-to-learn set as well as our pulse capabilities on the commercial and corporate risk side of the house is that all of this can continue to evolve and become adaptable to the situation at hand,” Dana Barnes explained.

He continued, “As I bring my experience from those other companies along with everything that I’m learning here at Dataminr from some incredible engineers, that balance will allow us to make a great impact in cyberspace and physical security as both those aspects merger together.”

You can listen to the full podcast episode on SecurityToday.com and read all the exclusive content from GovCon Expert Dana Barnes through Executive Mosaic on GovCon Wire.com.

About GovCon Expert Dana Barnes

With more than 22 years of IT and business development experience, including a Master of Science in Information Technology, Dana Barnes has spent his career helping customers and partners solve problems and improve their infrastructure and operational capabilities.

His overall focus has remained on managing effective teams and delivering technology when and where it can be used to solve business problems.