BSW #267 – Malcolm Harkins, Paul McKay, Alberto Yepéz
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.
Malcolm is Chief Security & Trust Officer with Epiphany Systems. He is responsible for enabling client growth with optimal information security infrastructure, systems, policies, and processes. He is featured industry speaker, author, and has testified on cybersecurity before the US Senate. Malcolm was previously the Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cylance as well as Chief Security and Privacy Officer at Intel Corporation. He is a board member and advisor to other growth-stage cybersecurity companies. Malcolm received a BS in Economics from UC Irvine, and an MBA from UC Davis.
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.