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Kurtis Minder



Kurtis Minder is the founder and CEO of GroupSense, an Arlington, VA based cyber reconnaissance company.  Kurtis brings over 20 years of information security experience spanning operations, design, and business development.  Early in his career, Kurtis held senior technical positions in a number of Internet startups before joining Clifton Gunderson (now Clifton Larson Allen) as a security consultant running national and international security audits in the Government Services division.  At SBC he led network integration and security design for some of the largest clients in the Midwest.  He also played a pivotal role in the in the launch of Caymas Systems (acquired by Citrix) and Mirage Networks (acquired by TrustWave). Following the TrustWave acquisition, Kurtis took a key role at Fortinet to develop and manage the company’s strategic partnerships with global telecommunications companies.  Kurtis serves as an advisor to security start-ups and is a mentor for the Mach36 Security Incubator in Virginia.  Kurtis is a regular speaker at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and has held high-level certifications from Microsoft, Cisco and ISC2 (CISSP.)



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