Elad Yoran is currently CEO and Chairman of Vaultive. His nearly 20 years in the cyber security industry spans experience as an executive, consultant, investor, investment banker and a several-time successful entrepreneur. Elad's entrepreneurial experience includes Riptech, the pioneering provider of managed security services to governments and Fortune 500 corporations around the world, acquired by Symantec Corporation; Sentrigo, a leading provider of database security recently acquired by McAfee; and MediaSentry, a provider of anti-piracy technology solutions to the motion picture, music and software industries, acquired by SafeNet. Elad has also served as Vice President, Global Business Development at Symantec and as Vice President at Broadview International (acquired by Jeffries), an investment bank focusing on mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry, where he led the firm's information security practice. Elad has been recognized as "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst & Young.
Elad also serves as general partner of Security Growth Partners and was a leading investor in NetWitness (acquired by EMC/RSA). He is a member of several technology, security and community Boards, including the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) New York Metro Chapter, KoolSpan (Chairman); FBI Information Technology Advisory Council (ITAC) and previously the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Board for Command, Control and Interoperability for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA). Elad serves as Trustee of the Jewish Chapel Fund, US Military Academy at West Point.
Elad authored the Internet Security Threat Report, which was cited in briefings to the U.S. Congress. Elad served as an officer in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. degree with honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.