Author: Kevin DeSanto

Barracuda Networks, a provider of advanced threat protection solutions, made its public debut on November 7, 2013, opening at $21.70, 20.6% above its final offering price of $18.00. Barracuda’s stock has maintained its initial increase, closing at $20.70 on November 29, 13.3%...

Leaked spending details of the National Intelligence Program (“NIP”) made headlines in late August, providing insight into Intelligence Community (“IC”) funding levels. The NIP highlighted the relative dominance of CIA funding, accounting for 28% of GFY 2013 spending. ...

The month of June saw several cybersecurity and Big Data headlines, as well as strong M&A and venture capital (“VC”) activity. A Pentagon cybersecurity spending outline released by Bloomberg on June 10th highlighted $23 billion in spending through 2018, focusing on network security and...

Avascent, McKenna Long, KippsDeSanto, and NextFed sponsored a discussion on “Investing in the Intelligence Community (IC)” for financial sponsors and strategic investors in New York City on May 16. Event speakers provided market and investment insights for operating within the Intelligence Community and discussed key...