AI Technologies , AI-Based Cyber Defense/Cyber Offense , Video

Revamping Cybersecurity: Innovative Approaches by Startups

Yoav Leitersdorf on Startup Potential for the Future of Cybersecurity
Yoav Leitersdorf, managing partner, YL Ventures

In the changing security landscape, startups are at the forefront of innovation, offering fresh perspectives and pioneering solutions to revamp traditional security paradigms. As organizations face new threats, the need for innovative approaches has never been more pressing, explained Yoav Leitersdorf, managing partner at YL Ventures.

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From redefining application security to harnessing the power of AI for defense, these startups are revolutionizing the way organizations protect their digital assets. "Generative AI became visible on the public radar roughly 18 months ago, with the launch of ChatGPT. A lot of the security frameworks that have been in use predate this, and so solutions that enable the use of Gen AI in the enterprise are paramount right now," Leitersdorf said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2024, Leitersdorf also discussed:

  • The challenges of finding and recruiting AI specialists in the cybersecurity domain;
  • How CISOs can navigate increasing attack surfaces amid modestly growing budgets;
  • Predicting trends in the market for cybersecurity startups.

Leitersdorf founded YL Ventures to help seed-stage Israeli entrepreneurs transform their ideas into game-changing companies. Under his leadership, YL Ventures has raised over $800M across five funds and expanded into a growing multidisciplinary team of experts supporting the most promising startups. Over the past decade, YL Ventures has developed a track record of successful, high-profile portfolio company acquisitions by major corporations that include Palo Alto Networks, Microsoft, CA - now Broadcom - and Proofpoint.


About the Author

Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.




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