CISO Series: What's the ROI of Nothing Happening?

On this week’s CISO Series CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast, David Spark and I welcome my colleague Ryan Gurney, CISO-in-residence, YL Ventures to discuss:

- What’s a better sign than “nothing happened” to indicate you did a good job in cybersecurity?
- What happens when your company wants to use a really insecure SaaS product?
- What a CISO-in-Residence does for a VC firm


“There's an art to learning how to get other people to solve problems that is more powerful than doing it yourself.”

Tech Talks Daily

1650: A Chat With Award-Winning CSO Andy Ellis From YL Ventures
Tech Talks Daily / Neil Hughes
YL Ventures funds and supports brilliant Israeli tech entrepreneurs from seed to lead. With headquarters in Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv, YL Ventures manages $260 million and specializes in cybersecurity. It accelerates the evolution of portfolio companies via strategic advice and U.S.-based operational execution, leveraging a powerful network of CISOs and global industry leaders.
Andy Ellis was recently named operating partner at YL Ventures, has been inducted into IDG's CSO Hall of Fame. The former CSO at Akamai Technologies will now be supporting YL Ventures' portfolio companies post-investment with product development, go-to-market strategies, and customer engagements.
In today's episode, Andy shares his story and insights from his career. We discuss why VC firms and investing in Israeli cybersecurity startups and why more CISOs are taking advisor/investor roles. I also learn what brings him to Israeli cybersecurity companies.

Off the Record

Off the Record / Adam Janofsky
Ep 46: When Pipelines Run Dry
Levi and Adam discuss the latest news on the Colonial Pipeline attack, and what the future of ransomware might look like. Andy Ellis, the former CSO of Akamai, joins later in the episode to talk about advising and investing in cybersecurity companies.