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Caleb Barlow

Advisory Director, Tech Opportunities

After consulting for Charlesbank for a year, Caleb Barlow was engaged as an advisory director in 2023 to help drive the firm’s investments in cybersecurity. Previously he was the CEO of Cynergistek/Redspin, a publicly traded cyber security services firm operating in regulated industries including healthcare and the defense industrial base. Prior to that, Caleb spent 16 years at IBM, most recently leading the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence organization. In 2016 he built X-Force Command – part of a $200M IBM investment in global incident response services, including updated watch floors, the industry’s first immersive cyber range and an incident command system for responding to major cyber incidents. In 2018 he invented the Cyber Tactical Operations Center, a first-of-its-kind training, simulation and security operations center on a semi-truck, for which he won an Edison award.

Caleb serves on the board of Maltego. A frequent speaker educating boards on cyber security, he has appeared on the TED stage, the Today Show, and as an RSA keynote, and he regularly appears on national news broadcasts as well as in major publications such as the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today and The New York Times. He has testified to the US Congress on information security, and he was invited by the President of the UN General Assembly to discuss his views at the United Nations. Caleb has a lobster and commercial fishing license and, when not at work, he can be found chasing pelagic fish somewhere off the coast.

Education

Rochester Institute of Technology – BS in electrical engineering
Rochester institute of Technology – MS in manufacturing engineering & business

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