NightDragon, a dedicated cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy investment firm, today announced it is collaborating with leading international law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP on a May 10 seminar, “Federal Cyber Procurement: Navigating Risk and Winning Contracts.”

The three-part series of 30-minute discussions, “Federal Cyber Procurement: Navigating Risk and Winning Contracts,” will educate cybersecurity executives on critical steps in navigating the world of federal cyber procurements and will offer insights on the types of advisors they should rely upon as they seek to win and maintain cybersecurity business with the U.S. government.

“The experience and success of NightDragon’s leadership, including Managing Directors Dave DeWalt and Ken Gonzalez, as well as advisor and former National Security Agency director Admiral Mike Rogers (Ret.), is simply unparalleled,” said Brian Finch, a Public Policy partner at Pillsbury and co-leader of the firm’s cybersecurity practice. “The NightDragon team has a track record of success advising cybersecurity companies on how to expand their reach into public and private markets. Their insights are invaluable to any executive team looking to contribute to the collective cyber hygiene of the nation.”

“Few law firms understand the cybersecurity market as well as Pillsbury,” said NightDragon’s DeWalt. “With their extensive experience counseling technology companies on the myriad laws and regulations involved in the federal procurement process, they were the natural choice for us to work with when educating cybersecurity executives on how to help government agencies secure against an ever-expanding list of cyber enemies.”

Along with NightDragon’s DeWalt and Pillsbury’s Finch, the authoritative panel will include Admiral Michael Rogers, Pillsbury partners Nancy Fischer and Craig Saperstein, Carahsoft President Craig Abod and iboss Chief Revenue Officer Matt Hartley, among others. Their discussions will cover:

  • Identifying military and civilian components of the federal government most active in acquiring cybersecurity tools and services
  • The key role played by Congress in identifying when and how cyber acquisitions are made
  • The legal and regulatory hurdles that must be cleared before a company can successfully pursue federal cybersecurity opportunities, including:
    • CFIUS
    • The Defense Department’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Framework
    • FedRamp
    • NIST security controls
  • The vital need for completing internal cyber audits as well as compliance training before obtaining private funding

To register for the program, click here.

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is an international law firm with a particular focus on the technology, energy, financial services and real estate & construction sectors. Recognized as one of the most innovative law firms by Financial Times and one of the top firms for client service by BTI Consulting, Pillsbury and its lawyers are highly regarded for their forward-thinking approach, their enthusiasm for collaborating across disciplines and their authoritative commercial awareness. For more information, visit

About NightDragon

NightDragon is an investment firm focused on growth and late-stage investments within the cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy industries. Its platform and vast industry network provide unparalleled threat insights, deal flow, market leverage and operating expertise to drive portfolio company growth and increase shareholder value. The NightDragon team has more than 25 years of operational and market expertise and was founded by Dave DeWalt and Ken Gonzalez, who served as senior executives leading technology companies such as Documentum, EMC, Siebel Systems (Oracle), McAfee, Mandiant, Avast and FireEye.