Tripwire CEO to Discuss Merger and Acquisition Strategies at DC Metro Cyber Security Summit

Session will offer practical advice on how to conduct successful cybersecurity mergers in growing market

2014 DC Metro Cyber Security Summit

PORTLAND, Ore.--()--Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, today announced that James B. Johnson, CEO of Tripwire, will participate in a panel discussion at the 2014 DC Metro Cyber Security Summit. The conference will take place June 5, 2014, at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

Rapidly evolving cyber threats and attacks have triggered an unprecedented wave of enterprise security acquisitions. Analysts anticipate that industry merger and acquisition activity will increase in momentum as major technology companies make significant investments to improve their end to end cybersecurity capabilities. The panel will discuss how companies can gain a competitive advantage in today’s dynamic cybersecurity marketplace by acquiring specialized security firms.

Additional panel members include Jason Kaufman, principal at The Chertoff Group; Chris Fedde, president at Hexis Cyber Solutions, Inc.; Dave DeWalt, CEO and chairman of the board at FireEye and Cleve Adams, CEO at AirPatrol Corporation.

Session attendees will learn:

  • How to securely transition vulnerable business applications and intellectual property.
  • Corporate strategies that support the merger and acquisition process.
  • Key legal and financial rules that impact merging companies.

What: Cyber Security Market Forecast & Emerging M&A Trends

Who: James B. Johnson, CEO, Tripwire, Inc.

When: June 5, 2014, 9:30-10:15 a.m.

About Tripwire

Tripwire is a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, enabling enterprises, government agencies and service providers to effectively connect security to their business. Tripwire provides the broadest set of foundational security controls including security configuration management, vulnerability management, file integrity monitoring, log and event management. Tripwire solutions deliver unprecedented visibility, business context and security business intelligence allowing extended enterprises to protect sensitive data from breaches, vulnerabilities, and threats. Learn more at, get security news, trends and insights at or follow us on Twitter @TripwireInc.


Shelley Boose, 408-398-6987


Shelley Boose, 408-398-6987