InfoSec Investments: Venture Capital's View

Trident Capital's Alberto Yépez on the 2014 Security Outlook
InfoSec Investments: Venture Capital's View
What is the venture capital view of the security trends and technologies that will have the most impact on careers in 2014? Alberto Yépez of Trident Capital weighs in with his insights and predictions.

The year's top security growth areas can be broken down into four main categories, Yépez says: Mobility, cloud, social media and virtualization.

"All four of those [technologies] are becoming more widely adopted by the business because you need them to be better engaged with your customers, better engaged with your suppliers and to be more of a real-time business," he says. "But with that adoption comes the fact that there's a lot of ... new threat vectors that haven't necessarily been completely analyzed or protected."

Hence, there's an opportunity for security leaders and pros to add new value to their organizations and their own careers.

In a pre-RSA 2014 interview about 2014 security investments, Yépez discusses:

  • Market trends that have shaped today's market;
  • Where the security market is growing in 2014;
  • Global trends driving security investments and career opportunities.

Yépez is a managing director of Trident Capital and joined the firm in 2008. He is an experienced investor and entrepreneur, actively investing in IT security, enterprise software and mobility. Before joining Trident, he was an entrepreneur with a successful track record in building global businesses. He was founder, chairman and CEO of enCommerce, co-CEO and president of Entrust and chairman and CEO of Thor Technologies. He also held senior management positions at Oracle and Apple.

In addition, Yépez worked as an "entrepreneur in residence" at Warburg Pincus, served as executive chairman of a Bain Capital portfolio company, and was a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense as part of the DeVenCI Initiative.

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