“Leadership often varies in form and technique, but a leader’s influence remains unparalleled”
The foundations of any organization are largely shouldered by the grit and intellect of an efficient leader. Being au fait with the contemporary trends of technology, devising all-encompassing business strategies, maintaining a prolific approach, and possessing the quality of delegation, aids in precise sculpting of an ideal business leader. Exemplifying these traits of a business leader is Dr. Bin Xie, the CEO and Founder of InfoBeyond Technology LLC (www.infobeyondtech.com).
Dr. Xie grew up in a small mountain village with his parents and grandmother in China. As a child he often trekked between the mountains; this grew in him a spirit of perseverance. He discovered his boundless passion for technology innovation during his college studies. After graduating, a driven Dr. Xie packed up his belongings and moved to the United States to further his Ph.D. study in his new-found passion. He manifested his fervor for IT innovation by authoring three books and 70+ publications.
Not being satisfied with early-stage research alone, Dr. Xie took another leap forward. By leveraging his passion, he shifted his focus on developing cutting-edge solutions as an entrepreneur. Starting from a tiny office in 2008, InfoBeyond’s enthusiasm and dedication have propelled into motion by solving critical challenges in Cybersecurity and Intelligence. Since its inception, InfoBeyond has been recognized by the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, National Institute of Standards & Technology, and large enterprises for its efforts.
The organization’s team has doubled every two to three years and is supported by millions of dollars per year. Dr. Xie has recently been honored for Significant Contributions in Advancing Quality, Reliability, and Security by IEEE Communication Society in 2018.
InfoBeyond wields its passion for innovations to provide key enhancements to businesses and organizations around the globe. Noticeably, a critical challenge concerning access control is preventing unintentional access to online resources, namely, access control holes. As a result of years of dedicated development, Security Policy Tool (www.securitypolicytool.com) emerged as a unique tool to close the door to access control leaks. It solves these challenges by enabling security experts to compose and verify access control policies to ensure an online system is free from access control errors and logical flaws. Security Policy Tool has been awarded the 2017 Innovative Security Solution Award at the Big Data and SDN/NFV Summit and also featured as a NIST SBIR Success Story due to its pivotal value for security professionals.
The joy of streaming graph big data is at highest when previously hidden insights become visible in a real-time fashion. To accomplish this, InfoBeyond explores and utilizes graph embedding, machine learning, graph theory, and data streaming technologies. A software tool, EStreaming, has been deployed for military big data graph applications. InfoBeyond is also excited to provide innovations using fragmentation, moving target defense, cryptography, distributed storage, learning, intelligence, and other advanced technologies.
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A Unified Team
As its team has grown, InfoBeyond has been consistently taking on business in the form of new customers utilizing groundbreaking products and fostering new partnerships with leading organizations. The company celebrated its 10-year anniversary in June. This was an especially rewarding celebration to reminisce about overcoming challenges in the early years of growing the business. Through perseverance and a ‘don’t quit’ attitude, InfoBeyond is proud of where it stands today.
Passion and perseverance are the teaming spirits at InfoBeyond; unraveling the challenges faced while pioneering new products and business. “Be willing to take risks, don’t be afraid of failure, empower the team by leveraging the unique strengths and skill-sets, and keep focused on innovation in a constantly changing IT industry,” is what Dr. Xie advises.
In today’s fast-paced, constantly changing world, cybersecurity presents new concerns in keeping online assets safe from threats. Emerging areas InfoBeyond is exploring include continuous network/cloud security monitoring, real-time cybersecurity risk assessment, management, and mitigations. InfoBeyond is grateful to have received exceptional support from the Department of Defense and Department of Energy. InfoBeyond has been devoted to the journey of solving these issues with a focused and compassionate heart.
InfoBeyond has received many accolades with regards to it myriad of disruptive innovations. The company and its products have been recognized as a Top 50 Fastest Growing IT Small Business by Silicon Review in 2017; Innovative Security Solution by IEEE Computer Science Society in 2017; and SBIR Success Story by NIST in 2018.
Beholding New Horizons
InfoBeyond is on a fast trajectory toward mainstream adoption of its products and solutions. The company has emerged, and will continue to grow, as one of the world’s leading cybersecurity solution providers. InfoBeyond expects to continue empowering businesses to keep their online assets secure and intact from cyber threats.
When being asked to share his advice with future generation of business leaders, Dr. Xie states, “Stay relentless to accomplishing your goals, don’t be afraid to take chances and fail sometimes – there is always a lesson to be learned from it.”