DarkLight CEO, John Shearer, To Serve as Panelist for General Assembly Workshop

Panel of Cybersecurity Experts to Speak on Actionable Risk Mitigation in Small Businesses

Santa Monica, CA – May 17, 2017 -- DarkLight, a cybersecurity analytics and automation platform driven by artificial intelligence, today announced that the company’s CEO, John Shearer, will serve as a panelist for General Assembly’s “Cybersecurity for Your Small Business” workshop, to be held in Los Angeles, CA on Monday, May 22, 2017. For additional information about this event, please visit: https://generalassemb.ly/education/cybersecurity-for-your-small-business/los-angeles/37034.

When:   May 22, 2017 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT

Where: General Assembly, 360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 400, Los Angeles, California

What:   Cybersecurity for Your Small Business

Co-hosted with the United States Secret Service, Bixel Exchange and ScaleLA, this workshop focuses on best practices on protecting small businesses from cybersecurity threats. Featuring a panel of experts in cybersecurity, small business and technology, the forum will provide actionable steps on how to mitigate risk for your business.

Who:    John Shearer, CEO and Co-Founder

John Shearer is an award-winning international technologist, inventor, educator, serial entrepreneur and former CEO of several tech ventures who previously served as Practitioner Faculty and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.

John has been instrumental in substantially growing the MBA Entrepreneurship Program at Pepperdine University and has co-founded the Early X Foundation, a unique Intellectual Property commercialization process. His extensive global experience and strong network of innovators, executives and educators has attributed to his successful commercialization of early-stage research development projects.


Other speakers and panelists include:

  • Jesse Torres, State Small Business Advocate, CA Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Speaker)
  • Thomas Boon, IT Chief, CA Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Moderator)
  • Geoffrey Noonan, Special Agent, United States Secret Service, Los Angeles Electronic Crimes Task Force (Panelist)
  • Van Espahbodi, Founder & Co-Partner, Starburst Accelerator (Panelist)


About General Assembly

General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love. What began as a co-working space in 2011 has since grown into a global learning experience with campuses in 20 cities and over 35,000 graduates worldwide. As individuals and companies struggle to compete in an increasingly technological economy, General Assembly provides award-winning, dynamic training to close the global skills gap. For more information, please visit: https://generalassemb.ly/.


About Champion Technology Company’s DarkLight

DarkLight is a first of its kind, AI-based expert system for active cyber defense and trusted information sharing.   It delivers a force-multiplier to address the greatest challenge facing the industry today – the lack of skilled cyber analysts.  Created, tested and proven at one of the nation's most advanced research laboratories, the company recently emerged from stealth, bringing its patented technology to the commercial market for use by enterprises of all sizes.  DarkLight’s AI vastly improves cyber security operations and automates their most highly-prized resource: the logic and experience of the human analyst.  To learn more, please visit www.darklightcyber.com