In this episode of The Download, Ronnie is joined by Gidi Cohen CEO and Founder of Skybox Security. Gidi co-founded Skybox in 2002 and has guided the company’s vision and development as the leader in cybersecurity analytics. A respected innovator in the security analytics space, he is a popular speaker at industry conferences worldwide, demonstrating how sophisticated analytics, modeling and simulation, as well as unprecedented network visibility, are used to reduce an enterprise’s attack surface. For more than 10 years he has been committed to empowering security leaders to quickly and accurately prioritize and address vulnerabilities and threats with cutting-edge Skybox solutions. Cohen holds Master of Science in Computer Sciences and Mathematics from Tel Aviv University.
TIMELINE / KEY POINTS:
[02:23] Gidi: We need to reinvent ourselves in a sense. Since then, we’re probably now fifteen, twenty times bigger than we were then.
[02:32] Ronnie: Out of every bad often comes some good.
[04:08] Gidi: There are a lot of solutions out there in the cybersecurity space
[04:22] Gidi: What we believed then when we started the company is that one of the bigger challenges is actually managing cyber security.
[08:58] Gidi: Automation becomes both a way to save enough money but also a way to enable organizations to do the things they need to do.
[10:31] Gidi: We believe managing security is a business function that requires a lot of technical understanding.
[10:41] Gidi: At the end of the day, the reason organizations are investing in security in terms of people, systems, processes is because it’s good for the business.
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ABOUT GIDI COHEN
Gidi Cohen | CEO & Founder at Skybox Security
Gidi Cohen co-founded Skybox in 2002 and has been instrumental in building awareness and adoption of Security Risk Management solutions in the marketplace. A noted expert on the business and technical implications of network security, risk management, and modeling and simulation technologies, Gidi Cohen is a frequent speaker at security conferences. Prior to Skybox, Cohen was the CEO and co-founder of Vigil Technologies, Inc. bringing to market analytic solutions for Global 2000 companies.
Gidi Cohen also served as an officer in the IDF Intelligence Corps, leading an elite software development unit developing information security solutions. Gidi Cohen holds Bachelors of Science and Master of Science degrees in Computer Sciences and Mathematics from Tel Aviv University.