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Event & Conference Schedule – Q3 & Q4 2021

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Come check out our upcoming Sponsorship and Speaking Events though the end of this year, we have several engagements both virtually and in person we would love for you to come see us at. See below for a brief outline of each event.


Cyber Security for Critical Assets USA Summit (CS4CA) | Sept. 16-17 | Virtual 
Network Perception will be Sponsoring the CS4CA event this year, if you’re attending please be sure to stop by our Virtual Booth and say hello between Keynote Presentations!
SANS Industrial Solutions Forum 2021| Sept. 17th |  1:30 pm EDT  | Webinar 
The SANS Industrial Solutions Forum 2021 is one of the premier virtual events on the topic of OT security and compliance. Dr. Robin Berthier will be joining the Panel as well as hosting his own 35 minute speaking slot at 10:30 am EDT.


The 8th Cyber & SCADA Security for Power & Utilities conference will be taking place virtually this year with Dr. Robin Berthier as a featured panelists speaking on the topic of “Stronger Cyber Resiliency through Verification, Visibility & Velocity” on Sept. 22nd at 6:50am CST.
EnergySec Security & Compliance Summit | Oct. 4-6 | In-person | Anaheim, CA
The EnergySec Security & Compliance Summit will be one of the first live in-person speaking events for critical infrastructure and is returning for it’s 16th Anniversary! The event will take place in Anaheim California and Dr. Robin Berthier will be speaking on October 4th from 10-10:30am in Trilllum, Room B, on the topic of “Protecting your Crown Jewels with Verification, Visibility, and Velocity.”


A Keynote presentation will be delivered by Dr. Robin Berthier the next day on October 5th from 2:15-3:15pm on “You can’t protect what you can’t see: Network visibility provides the foundation for Industrial security“.
SGO’s 3rd Utility Cyber Security Forum | Oct. 5-7 | In-person & Online | Chicago, IL
SGO’s Utility Cyber Security Forum is back for it’s third year both In-Person and Online. Network Perception will be Sponsoring the event as well as hosting a Happy Hour on 10/5 at River Roast located at 315 N LaSalle St, Chicago IL.


Dr. Robin Berthier will also be speaking on Wednesday, 10/6 from 3-3:30pm CT on “Network Compliance Automation: How to Streamline the Firewall Audit Process”.

Network Perception Announces $2.73 Million in Seed Round Funding

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Funding validates recent progress and significant market opportunity; enables company to meet growing market demand, grow the team and focus on bringing cyber-compliance and security to critical infrastructure industries.

Network Perception (, the market leading software solution for cyber- compliance and network security in the electrical utility industry, today announced a $2.73 million Seed round of funding led by Serra VenturesOkapi Ventures, and Energy Foundry, with additional support from Early Light VenturesSaaS VenturesIllinois Ventures, and Service Provider Capital. This new funding will enable Network Perception to scale its activity in the electric utility sector and beyond in order to meet the demand for critical infrastructure industries throughout the U.S. and overseas.

The growing complexity of IT infrastructure makes the task of keeping a compliant network additionally challenging. Policies are changing, use cases are evolving and a variety of technologies can disrupt compliance requirements. The Network Perception proprietary solution gives critical infrastructure industries confidence in their cyber-compliance as well as network security through a unique risk assessment and network visualization solution.

We are very excited to welcome Okapi as new investors. Having their financial and strategic support both validates the market opportunity for our business and fuels our momentum to grow as a company,” said Robin Berthier, CEO and co-founder of Network Perception.

Jeff Bocan from Okapi Venture and Rob Schultz from Serra Ventures joined the NP Board of Directors.

To learn more about how Network Perception helps critical infrastructure industries manage their cybersecurity in a proactive manner please contact

About Network Perception:

Founded in 2014, Network Perception supplies critical infrastructure industries with a pioneering risk visualization technology empowering their cybersecurity and compliance teams. Built by a team of researchers along with other experts in network security and critical infrastructure protection, this technology allows for a holistic view of network compliance and security. The result is organizations having the ability to make informed determinations of configuration alignment as well as ensure best practices and regulatory standards are met. For more information, visit

About Okapi Venture Capital:

Okapi​ ​provides​ ​long-term​ ​capital​ ​and​ ​management​ ​support​ ​to​ ​startups​ ​and​ ​early-stage​ ​companies.​ ​Okapi takes​ ​pride​ ​in​ ​partnering​ ​with​ ​exceptionally​ ​talented​ ​entrepreneurs​ ​to​ ​develop their​ ​emerging​ ​businesses.​ ​Okapi​ ​invests​ ​in​ ​early-stage​ ​technology-driven​ ​companies​ ​with​ ​a​ ​particular focus​ ​on​ ​Southern​ ​California​ ​startups​ ​in​ ​the​ ​greater​ ​Los​ ​Angeles,​ ​Orange​ ​County​ ​and​ ​San​ ​Diego regions.​ ​Some of Okapi’s​ ​current​ ​portfolio​ ​companies include:​ ​CrowdStrike,​ ​BabyList,​ ​SpecRight, Chromacode, WhiteFox Defense and TrackStreet.​ ​Some​ ​of​ ​Okapi’s​ ​previous​ ​investments​ ​include:​ ​Connectifier, SignNow,​ ​Transaction​ ​Wireless​ ​and​ ​Helixis.​ ​Okapi​ ​Capital’s​ ​office​ ​is​ ​in​ ​Ladera Ranch,​ ​CA.​ ​​For​ ​more information,​ ​visit:​ ​

About Serra Ventures:

Serra Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm investing in technology companies in underserved geographies across the Midwest and West Coast. Sectors of focus include information technology, devices/instrumentation and agricultural technologies. The profile of an ideal startup is one that has just finished an accelerator program or has been through a round of seed funding to establish and prove a strong product-market fit.

Serra Ventures, has offices in San Diego, Chicago and Champaign, Illinois. The managing partners are all former successful entrepreneurs who seek to serve their portfolio companies with real-world insight, hard work and a valuable network. In addition to capital, Serra works alongside its entrepreneurs in all areas of growth from strategic planning and partnerships, through business development and capital formation. As portfolio companies scale, Serra co-invests with leading venture firms across the Midwest and West Coast. For more information, visit

About Energy Foundry:

Energy Foundry, a Chicago-based venture capital platform, invests in today’s most promising energy innovators, and works with the world’s leading energy companies to build and scale new ventures. Their approach merges venture capital with the perks of partnership and includes an arsenal of essential tools and relationships to help bring great ideas to market. For more information, visit

Introducing: NP Monthly Webinars

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We are launching a monthly webinar series to provide short training and information about new features to our user community.

  • Schedule: First Tuesday of the month at 11am Central Time
  • Format: Half an hour with a presentation by one of our experts followed by Q&A
  • Topics:
    • Key features and use cases
    • Rule audit and path analysis
    • Risk alerts and reporting

Please subscribe below to receive an invitation with dial-in information.

Register for the webinar Series: