BSW #267 – Malcolm Harkins, Paul McKay, Alberto Yepéz

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1. The VC Perspective: Embracing Uncertainty & Staying the Course – Alberto Yépez – BSW #267



Alberto Yépez
Co-Founder and Managing Director at Forgepoint Capital

Alberto Yépez is a Co-Founder and Managing Director at Forgepoint Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in transformative companies protecting the digital future. He is a seasoned investor and serial entrepreneur with a proven track record of building global businesses and leading them to successful exits. Under his leadership, Forgepoint now has the largest portfolio of cybersecurity companies (37 active), one of the most experienced and diverse teams in the industry, and a 75-member Advisory Council of industry experts, customers, and partners who support portfolio growth with guidance and connections.

Alberto serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC). He was previously on the Board of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and the Board of Trustees of the University of San Francisco. Alberto holds a BS from the University of San Francisco. He also attended the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria in Lima, Perú.


Chief Product Officer at CyberSaint
Independent Consultant & CISO
Chief Operating Officer at Envision Technologies

2. Security Consolidation & Beyond the CyberSec Motions – Malcolm Harkins, Paul McKay – BSW #267


Malcolm Harkins
Chief Security & Trust Officer at HiddenLayer

Malcolm Harkins is the Chief Security and Trust Officer at HiddenLayer. In this role he reports to the CEO and is responsible for enabling business growth through trusted infrastructure, systems, and business processes. Malcolm is also responsible for peer outreach activities to drive improvement across the world in the understanding of cyber risks as well as best practices to manage and mitigate those risks. He is also an independent board member and advisor to several organizations and CISO Ambassador for Reveald. He enjoys being an executive coach to CISOs and others in a wide variety of information risk roles. Key areas of focus include the ethics around technology risk, social responsibility, total cost of controls, public policy, and driving more industry accountability.

Previously Malcolm was the Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cylance. Malcolm was also previously Vice President and Chief Security and Privacy Officer (CSPO) at Intel Corporation.

Paul McKay
Principal Analyst at Forrester Research

Paul is a principal analyst on the Security and Risk team. Paul’s research coverage includes cybersecurity risk ratings solutions and cyber risk quantification; CISO and security leadership research in the European market; and European security service providers, focusing on managed security service providers and security consultancies.

Paul is frequently asked to comment on areas relevant to his research coverage and has been quoted in publications such as the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, ZDNet, SC Magazine, Handelsblatt, City A.M., and Infosecurity Magazine.


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