The Pros and Cons of Building a Security Business Around Open Source – Ev Kontsevoy – ESW #345
An engineer by trade, Ev Kontsevoy founded Teleport in 2015 in order to help engineers quickly, effectively and securely access all computing infrastructure. Teleport eliminates passwords, static credentials and VPNs to improve security and meet compliance requirements without sacrificing developer experience and productivity.
Ev graduated from Siberian Federal University before holding a series of engineering roles at companies including National Instruments and GE. Prior to launching Teleport, Ev was co-founder and CEO of Mailgun, an API-based email delivery service which was later acquired by Rackspace. Under Ev’s leadership, Teleport has grown from 25 employees in 2020 to over 200 employees just two years later. His work is driven by a mission to maintain simplicity, clarity and security in increasingly complex computing environments.