Sera-Brynn EVP Heather Engel to offer insights at Virginia `Cyber Entrepreneurship Roundtable’ in Richmond

Sera-Brynn EVP Heather Engel will give her insights as an entrepreneur in the cybersecurity arena as an invited guest at Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s “Cyber Entrepreneurship Roundtable” on July 21 in Richmond, Va.

Gov. McAuliffe has made cybersecurity a top priority and key component of the “New Virginia Economy.” Virginia has the second-highest concentration of cyber job postings behind California with 17,000, according to a report by the Business Higher Education Forum.

A key component of Virginia’s efforts is the Virginia Cyber Commission, which is taking a holistic, education-centric approach to advancing cyber in the Commonwealth. The cybersecurity entrepreneurship roundtable will be held with Gov. McAuliffe and Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson at New Richmond Ventures

The Cyber Entrepreneurship Roundtable is designed to have a conversation about cyber entrepreneurship in Virginia, said a spokesman for Jackson’s office.

It’s intended, the spokesman said, to spur new ideas and to ask questions such as:

—What more needs to be done to increase cyber entrepreneurship?

—What are the main areas that can be improved on?

—What’s lacking, based on the experience of those who have launched cyber startups?

Engel said the forum offers an opportunity to give McAuliffe, Jackson and others an insider’s perspective on cyber entrepreneurship.

“I look forward to sharing the insights we’ve gleaned since launching Sera-Brynn,” Engel said.

The roundtable will be from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the New Richmond Ventures office at 1801 E. Cary Street.