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Simon Hartley

Advisor at RunSafe Security

Washington D.C., United States

6222 Followers 134 Followers

• Built 8-figure Kaprica Tachyon sales pipeline, exiting startup to Samsung.
• Thursby PKard launch most successful in company history.
• Speaker CES, SAE World, and top 20 global thought leaders and influencers on cybersecurity.

Simon co-founded cybersecurity startup RunSafe Security. RunSafe came from DARPA R&D to protect DoD drones, vehicles, and medical devices. He also worked with Apple and Samsung in hardening their mobile devices for government use and is an author in SAE's “Cybersecurity for Commercial Vehicles" book.

• Expert in scaling emerging tech for government, energy, transport, finance, and health.
• Experienced in enterprise software management, marketing, and sales leadership.
• Skilled in cybersecurity, mobility, and IoT with cloud, AI/ML, and compliance standards.

Previously, he was VP of Sales & Marketing at Kaprica Security (exited to Samsung), Mobile Program Director, DMI, managed mobility market leader, and Global Sales & Marketing Director at Thursby Software, Apple strong security market leader. Simon began his career in nuclear software engineering then U.S. and European executive roles at Red Hat, HP, Capgemini, a hedge fund, and dot-com pioneer.

• Interests are Tech, Innovation, CrossFit, Yoga, Travel, and History.

He holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Physics from U-Manchester, England, M.S. in Law & Cybersecurity from U-Maryland Carey Law, Executive MBA from U-Maryland Smith Business, CEH, CISSP, and CIPP certifications.

Simon HartleyPoints
Academic0
Author54
Influencer64
Speaker0
Entrepreneur0
Total118

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Company Information

Company Type: Enterprise

Areas of Expertise

AI
Autonomous Vehicles 100
Cloud 30.21
CRM
Cybersecurity 41.02
Design Thinking
Digital Transformation
Emerging Technology 46.70
Entrepreneurship
Fintech 30.30
Govtech
Innovation
IoT 30.33
Leadership
Lean Startup
Marketing
Mobility
Open Innovation
Privacy
Risk Management 31
Sales
Startups
Supply Chain

Industry Experience

Automotive
Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Oil & Gas
Telecommunications
Travel & Transportation
Utilities

Publications

11 Article/Blogs
Smartphones, execs, & travel overseas
Linkedin
July 09, 2019
Security precautions for enterprise mobile devices.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management

The Cyber Risk to a Critical Part of Our Economy and Supply Chain: Commercial Trucking
RunSafe Security
April 11, 2019
12 million trucks, or about 5% of vehicles on U.S. roads, are aggregated into fleets for government or commercial use. About 42% of these are connected with telematics Fleet Management System (FMS) for efficiency and compliance with government Electronic Logging Data (ELD) requirements. Typical FMS data captured includes miles driven, time of day, Global Positioning System (GPS) location, speed, any rapid acceleration, hard braking, hard cornering, and collision detection. Fleets are often early adopters of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) features that promote safety. The unintended consequence of ADAS adoption however is that computers are at the controls.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology, Autonomous Vehicles

The Common Vulnerability That Fintech and Bananas Share
RunSafe Security
January 08, 2019
Fintech is defined by technologies that span the cloud, mobile devices, blockchain, and AI for financial applications ranging from virtual currencies, to payment processing, money transfers, equity trading, and regulatory compliance, among others.

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Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Cybersecurity, Fintech

Data centers must look past perimeter security
Data Center Dynamics
August 10, 2018
While data centers have traditionally relied on detection and perimeter security solutions to reduce risk, the proliferation of new types of cyber threats has elevated the need for prevention

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Tags: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology

Want to stop cyber attacks? Why are all of your executables the same?
linkedin
May 14, 2018
Mirror, mirror on the wall
When I go to download my favorite app from the vendor’s website, or App Store, and click on the latest version, say 2018.101 for Mac, I get the same version and functionality as millions of other users.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Supply chain cyberattacks surging -- How can we prevent them?
linkedin
April 02, 2018
Symantec's new "Internet Security Threat Report," shows a 200% increase in reported supply chain cyberattacks year on year [i]. A supply chain attack seeks to damage an organization by targeting vulnerable elements in its global supply network. For example, auto suppliers’ contribution to vehicle has increased from 56% in the 1980s to over 80% today. The supply chain issue is the same whether the organization is involved in automotive, critical infrastructure, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), medical devices, or national security.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity – a gating issue for safety in a connected and automated vehicle future
Telematics Wire
October 19, 2017
Connected, partially and fully automated vehicles hold the potential to transform our lives, making real smart cities and ushering in undreamed-of efficiencies in the transport of people and goods by land and in the futures, air, and even space. Where things go wrong, however, potential harms are much greater than those of historical data breaches around mobile devices, laptops, desktops and the cloud.

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Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology

Top 5 tips to mitigate phone and IoT device hacking in government and enterprise
linkedin
October 17, 2017
There is a growing need for cybersecurity tools to be more effective and for coverage to extend beyond older infrastructures to cover mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Some of these tool vendors will be well-known veterans of the personal computer / data center era and others will be startups, springing up to cover gaps in the market. A recent report by Gartner quantifies the growing threat to mobile devices - “by 2019, mobile malware will amount to one-third of total malware reported in standard tests, up from 7.5% today” [1].

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT

Securing the Data Center on Wheels
Infosecurity Magazine
August 24, 2017
Today’s connected car is not so much a smartphone on wheels; with so many microprocessors chatting with one another across and beyond the vehicle, it is now more aptly described as a data center on wheels.

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Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology

Why try to defend against new cyber threats with only legacy technologies?
linkedin
July 19, 2017
Cybersecurity has an asymmetry of economics - defenders must defend everything but attackers need find just one-way in … and it need not be one seen before. Attackers are updating methods more, attacking more and impacting more devices and people.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Wake up call of week's cyberattacks ... how to avoid more
linkedin
May 15, 2017
The bad news is that the last week has seen an unprecedented number of ransomware attacks around the world which have hit some large organizations very hard.
The good news is that these particular attacks are entirely preventable with some easy short term steps, which are cornerstones of a larger cybersecurity strategy that can prevent others.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

1 Book
Cybersecurity for commercial vehicles
SAE
May 26, 2019
One of several SME authors under Editor G. D'Anna

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Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology

1 Video
Cyber Unsafe at Any Speed - The Need for Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Regulation for Motor Vehicles
SAE
April 05, 2017

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Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology

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