Investing in Solutions for Tomorrow’s Attacks

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of its RSA Conference 2021 coverage, Ellis, an operating partner at YL Ventures, discusses:

  • The hot cyber sectors for investment - and why they're hot;
  • How to identify products and services to solve tomorrow’s attacks;
  • Why Israel is an attractive place for cyber startups.


Scaling Security Programs in High Growth Companies

Moderated by 
YL Ventures' newly Operating Partner Andy Ellis (Former CSO, Akamai Technologies) alongside Karthik Rangarajan (Director of Security, Robinhood), and Talha Tariq (VP & CSO HashiCorp), this session features insights on how to build and scale security programs, navigate team management, establish strong foundations early on, and more.


Interview with Alan Shimel: Long time Akamai CSO Andy Ellis has launched his next adventure along with his wife Gisele, called Duha. It is aimed at teaching the next generation of leaders.

Supply Chain Security Summit

Fireside Chat With Akamai CSO Andy Ellis from SecurityWeek on Vimeo.
In this special episode of the SecurityConversations podcast, outgoing Akamai Chief Security Officer Andy Ellis joins Ryan Naraine to discuss his 20-year career in cybersecurity, the ups-and-downs of building a modern security program, the monetization of security technologies, and some predictions for the future.

Building Resilience in InfoSec

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"Building Resilience in Infosec: Lessons Learned From Military Experience" with Andy Ellis (Chief Security Officer at Akamai Technologies), Britney Hommertzheim (Director, Cyber Threat Operations at Cardinal Health), Nicole Darden Ford (VP and CISO at Carrier) and David Cross (Senior VP, CISO at Oracle).

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Mass. internet company sees spike in traffic to malware websites

COVID-19: Cybersecurity Workers Have In-Demand Skills (Working Nation)

Andy Ellis, CSO of Akamai, Talks About the RSA Experience, Security Solutions and Akamai’s Implementation of the New Security Model, Zero Trust

The History of Security at Akamai (Akamai TV)

Akamai: Digital Security and Efficiency

How Consumers Can Defend Against Credential Stuffing

The Spectrum of Threat Actors

Emerging Threat: Password Stuffing Explained

Cryptominers, IOT, and the reemergence of old threats

Understanding the Board’s Perspective on Cybersecurity

Following the onslaught of high-profile cyberattacks reported in the past twelve to eighteen months, cyber security has become a more frequent topic in board-level conversations. How should the CISO respond to these new challenges and pressures?
Using data from an NYSE survey of nearly 200 corporate directors, two of the industry’s best-known voices – Andy Ellis, CSO of Akamai and Chris Wysopal, CTO & CISO of Veracode –discuss how CISOs can elevate the security conversation to a board-level discussion.
Wysopal and Ellis also discuss key questions such as:
•What are board members’ biggest fears regarding cyberattacks?
•Who do board members hold accountable when a major breach does occur at your company?
•How do board members prefer information be presented about risk posture and strategies?
•What metrics are most effective for gaining buy-in for your risk reduction strategy?