Elad Yoran is Executive Chairman of KoolSpan, CEO of Security Growth Partners (SGP) and Associate Adjunct Professor at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). He is a 20+ year cybersecurity executive and entrepreneur, among other things having founded and led many foundational cyber companies.
He serves as director at Infinidat as well as on several government and industry boards including the Army Cyber Institute, the Cloud Security Alliance, and previously, the FBI IT Advisory Council. Elad is the author of many articles going back to the original Internet Security Threat Report research papers. Elad’s cybersecurity entrepreneurial experience, for which he was honored as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by E&Y, includes Riptech, acquired by Symantec; MediaSentry, acquired by SafeNet; Sentrigo, acquired by McAfee; and others. Previously, Elad served as VP Global Business Development at Symantec. In addition, Elad was a strategic investor and director/advisor to Red Owl Analytics, acquired by Forcepoint; NetWitness, acquired by RSA; ThreatGrid, acquired by Cisco; and Insightix, acquired by McAfee. Previously, Elad served as a US Army officer and is a graduate of the Wharton School and West Point.