Application Security , Cybersecurity , Technology

Lessons From the Lifecycle of a Startup

Skyport's Art Gilliland on Breaking Into Cybersecurity Market

It's been a half-year now since Art Gilliland stepped into the role of CEO at startup security company Skyport Systems. What lessons has he learned from the marketplace, and where does he expect Skyport to make its mark?

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In a video interview at RSA Conference 2016, Gilliland discusses:

  • Skyport's immediate focus on helping organizations secure their application platforms;
  • What he's learned about the lifecycle of a startup organization;
  • How Skyport is gaining mindshare in the cybersecurity marketplace.

Gilliland is a 15-year veteran of the security industry, most recently serving as the senior vice president and general manager for the enterprise security products group at Hewlett Packard. Previously, he was the senior vice president of information security products for Symantec and led the product and marketing teams for instant messaging security startup, IMlogic, which Symantec acquired. Gilliland holds several patents in security and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

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About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its diverse cadre of senior-level editors and reporters. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning Summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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