Sep 30 2016

Engaging Veterans in the Philadelphia Community – Layer 8 Security Executives Speak at Bunker Brews Event


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Layer 8 Security‘s Executive Director, Jeffrey Lipson, and Managing Director, Kevin Hyde were guest speakers at the Bunker Labs‘ “Bunker Brews” monthly meet up at the Curtis Building on September 28th.

Jeffrey and Kevin were featured speakers in front of veterans, active duty military, business owners, and entrepreneurs from the Philadelphia area to share their journey from active duty, to balancing a career in the reserves, and finally discussing the type of partnership they formed to start Layer 8 Security and grow it to its current state.

“Staying involved with veterans in the Philadelphia area is a big part of what gives Layer 8 Security its edge,” says Mr. Lipson. “Veterans make up some of the best members of the Philadelphia business community, and we do everything we can to support them.”

“The opportunity to cross-pollenate our networks from the business community to the veteran community is important to provide inclusivity. This is especially important to me in support of my Marine Corps Reserve obligations as the Marine for Life Coordinator for Greater Philadelphia,” says Mr. Hyde.

Bunker Labs is a national not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization built by military veteran entrepreneurs to empower other military veterans as leaders in innovation. Through local chapters organized in 12 different cities, Bunker Labs provides educational programming, mentors, events, and thriving local networks to help military veterans start and grow businesses.

The Marine for Life program is akin to the alumni program for the U.S. Marine Corps. The purpose is to help transitioning Marines and veterans find full employment, professional networks, and university programs that best suit their skills, as well as engage local business to assist them in understanding the skill set and value of hiring a veteran.

To learn more about Bunker Labs and their Bunker Brews monthly meet ups, visit their website at

About Layer 8 Security

Layer 8 Security focuses on the effective management of cybersecurity at the human layer where business processes and technology intersect various service such as compliance risk management, security risk assessments, penetration testing, training, and more. The Layer 8 Security team has extensive experience and training from operations serving in the National Security Agency, U.S. Cyber Command, DoD, Special Operations, and Private Industries. Layer 8 Security members have served at home and abroad, and many still serve today in the Reserve.

Understanding the threats and vulnerabilities facing the business is an important step to becoming a secure organization. To get started, visit our website at