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root9B CEO Eric Hipkins Joins Cybersecurity Ventures Board of Advisors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Eric Hipkins, Chief Executive Officer of root9B, a root9B Technologies (OTCQB: RTNB) company, has been named to the Board of Advisors of Cybersecurity Ventures, the world's leading researcher and publisher of reports covering global cybercrime damage projections, cybersecurity spending forecasts, and cybersecurity employment figures.  Mr. Hipkins joins a Board that has extensive and varied cybersecurity industry experience, providing advice and feedback to Cybersecurity Ventures and its Founder and CEO, Steve Morgan. 

"root9B is the #1 company on our Cybersecurity 500 list," said Mr. Morgan. "We are now placing a greater emphasis on 'pure play' cybersecurity firms that focus mainly on advisory, cyber operations, consulting, specialized staffing, and support services, and so it makes perfect sense for us to add Eric Hipkins  to our Board."

Other members of the Cybersecurity Ventures Board of Advisors include Cisco VP & Chief Privacy Officer Michelle Finneran Dennedy, Herjavec Group Founder & CEO Robert Herjavec and the Founder of McAfee Associates John McAfee.

root9B is a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for corporate and government clients, and has extensive experience in supporting government agencies, universities and publicly-traded and private companies in the financial services, retail, health care, entertainment, philanthropic and energy industries.

"The sophistication of the adversary and resource challenges facing the commercial sector are becoming more and more established and prevalent," said Mr. Hipkins. "I look forward to joining this influential group of advisors to lend my assistance and share root9B's unique experience and perspectives to drive the future of cyber defense."

In conjunction with his appointment to the Cybersecurity Ventures Board of Advisors, Mr. Hipkins conducted an interview with Cybersecurity Ventures that can be accessed via this link:  https://www.root9b.com/newsroom