Jared Novick, BitVoyant CEO, Named University of Florida Outstanding Young Alumnus

4/9/17

Jared Novick is one of 28 University of Florida alumni who received this year's Outstanding Young Alumni Award on Friday, April 7, the Alumni Association announced today.

Jared is a serial entrepreneur active in the cybersecurity industry and the US National Security community. Jared is the CEO and board member of BitVoyant, a cyber defense and intelligence company delivering risk intelligence, proactive cyber defense, cyber M&A due diligence, and supply chain analysis. Jared, through his proprietary sources at BitVoyant, controls many of the world's largest libraries of cyber intelligence.

Prior to BitVoyant, Jared founded Curved Skies; a company he built into a successful unique public-private partnership to provide classified aerospace mission critical technology to the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. In 2016, Jared sold Curved Skies to Southern Research Institute.

Jared started his career as a civil servant within the Intelligence Community. He later earned and maintained NASA flight currency to operate aircraft and sensors above 60,000 feet of the earth. During Operation Enduring Freedom, Jared accrued over 400 combat flight hours.

In addition to his responsibilities as CEO at BitVoyant, Jared invests in early-stage technology startups and serves on various corporate and non-profit boards. Jared sits as committee chair for endorsements of the American Geographical Society, the oldest geographic organization in the United States.

Jared earned his Bachelor's Degree in Physics at University of Florida.

Outstanding Young Alumni Awards are presented annually by the University of Florida Alumni Association. The award program was established in 2006 to recognize alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years, and whose achievements positively reflect the Gator Nation®. Criteria for the award include making a significant impact on their industry and having professional accomplishments at the state, national or international level.

The Outstanding Young Alumni Awards recognize graduates from all of UF's 16 colleges. This year's winners range from doctors and pharmacists to entrepreneurs and artists. Past award winners include meteorologist Stephanie Abrams, politician Adam Putnam and sportscaster and television personality Erin Andrews. A complete list of winners is available here.

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