Investing in Solutions for Tomorrow’s Attacks

Potential investors in the cybersecurity sector need a deep understanding of what the pinch points are for cybersecurity practitioners. Andy Ellis, a 20-year CSO at Akamai who is now an operating partner at YL Ventures, discusses what cybersecurity sectors are attracting investment – and why.

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.

Ellis was recently appointed operating partner at YL Ventures, a prominent seed-stage global venture capital firm investing in Israeli cybersecurity startups. He also serves as the CEO and principal at leadership development firm Duha. Ellis spent 20 years as the CSO at global web and internet security services company Akamai Technologies, where he advanced the CISO/CSO role while helping increase the company’s security business to over $1 billion annual revenue.