Venture Capitalist Ted Schlein on the Future of Cybersecurity

Highly publicized cyberattacks have put cybersecurity on C-suite and boardroom agendas, but this good news for entrepreneurs in the space also brings challenges. Ted Schlein, general partner at the venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a veteran cybersecurity investor and practitioner, discussed the new industry landscape with Risk & Compliance Journal.

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KPCB Cybersecurity Leadership Salon

As part of the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) Leadership Salon series, KPCB General Partner Ted Schlein recently hosted a panel of cybersecurity experts intent on reshaping the way the tech industry protects information. Panelists included Ionic Security Founder and CTO Adam Ghetti, Shape Security CEO Derek Smith, and AlienVault CEO Barmak Meftah.

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The Five Tough Truths Of Cybersecurity Software

Building a successful security software company is notoriously hard to get right over the long haul. Computer security is a fast-moving target. You still need anti-virus software, for instance, but it won’t necessarily keep you safe. The same is true for firewalls, and malware detection, and spam blockers, and various other security measures. For better or worse, there is never-ending opportunity here, as the good guys race to keep up with the bad guys.

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