Co-Founder & CEO, TruSTAR
Paul Kurtz is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity and the co-founder and CEO of TruSTAR Technology. Kurtz began working on cybersecurity at the White House in the late 1990s. He served in senior positions relating to critical infrastructure and counterterrorism on the White House’s National Security and Homeland Security Councils under Presidents Clinton and Bush.
After leaving government, Kurtz has held numerous private sector cybersecurity positions including founding the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (Acquired by Tech America), executive director of SAFECode, managing partner of Good Harbor Consulting in Abu Dhabi, and CISO of CyberPoint International.
Kurtz’s work in intelligence analysis, counterterrorism, critical infrastructure protection, and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction influenced his approach to cybersecurity. Specifically, the fields highlighted the need to build an exchange platform which addresses barriers to fusing cyber and physical intelligence in real-time while addressing bureaucratic, legal, and market risk concerns.