Who We Are

Elad Yoran

Co-founder of MetroSITE Group, Elad serves as Executive Chairman of KoolSpan and CEO of Security Growth Partners (SGP). Elad’s nearly 20 years in the cyber security industry spans experience as an executive, consultant, investor, investment banker and a several-time successful entrepreneur.  Most recently Elad served as CEO of Vaultive, a pioneering cloud encryption company.

Elad’s other entrepreneurial experience includes Sentrigo, a provider of database security acquired by McAfee, MediaSentry, a provider of anti-piracy technology solutions to the motion picture, music and software industries, acquired by SafeNet; and Riptech, a provider of managed security services to governments and Fortune 500 corporations around the world, acquired by Symantec Corporation.

Elad has been recognized as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young. He is a member of several technology, security and community Boards, including the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) New York Metro Chapter; and Trustee of the Jewish Chapel Fund, US Military Academy at West Point.  Previously, he served on the FBI’s Information Technology Advisory Council (ITAC) and Department of Homeland Security Advisory Board for Command, Control and Interoperability for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA).

Elad authored the Internet Security Threat Report, which was cited in briefings to the U.S. Congress.  He served as an officer in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. Elad holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. degree with honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Dov Yoran

Co-founder of MetroSITE Group, has a career-long focus in information security. He has held a number of leadership roles in security firms such as Solutionary, Symantec, and Riptech.

Dov was most recently CEO and co-founder of ThreatGRID, which was acquired by Cisco in 2014. He currently runs business development and strategic partnership programs for Cisco security.

Dov is a Founding Member of the Cloud Security Alliance and serves on the Boards of the NY Metro ISSA and CSA chapters. He is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has been quoted in numerous publications.

Dov has an MS in Engineering Management with a concentration in Information Security Management from George Washington University and a BS, cum laude, in Chemistry from Tufts University.

Jim Reavis

For many years, Jim Reavis has worked in the information security industry as an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, technologist and business strategist. Jim’s innovative thinking about emerging security trends have been published and presented widely throughout the industry and have influenced many.

Jim is a partner at MetroSITE and editor of the Risk Bloggers website. Jim has been an international board member of the ISSA, the world’s largest not for profit association of information security professionals and formerly served as the association’s Executive Director. Jim was a co-founder of the Alliance for Enterprise Security Risk Management, a partnership between the ISSA, ISACA and ASIS, formed to address the enterprise risk issues associated with the convergence of logical and traditional security. Jim currently serves in an advisory capacity for many of the industry’s most successful companies and is the co-founder and president of Cloud Security Alliance.

Jim founded SecurityPortal in 1998 and has been an advisor on the launch of many industry ventures. Jim is widely quoted in the press and has worked with hundreds of corporations on their information security strategy and technology roadmap. Jim was also formerly Chief Marketing Officer for VIGILANTe, a European security software company. Jim received a B.A. in Business Administration / Computer Science from Western Washington University in 1987 and began his career shortly thereafter as the MIS Manager for InterWest Bank, now part of Wells Fargo.

Shaun Abrahamson

Shaun is the founder of Urban.Us, which funds startups that can positively impact 100 cities within 5 years in areas like mobility, sustainable building, governance, service delivery and resilience. Urban.US organizes a global community to help find and advise startups that help cities.

Shaun’s past investments include Daylife, a news aggregation and analysis platform; GameTrust (acquired by Real Networks), an online gaming company; Koolspan, a provider of plug and play secure networking; TrialPay a provider of online payments and marketing services and ZocDoc, a healthcare provider marketplace; Pluribo, the summary engine. He is also a founder and partner at Mutopo Colaboratorie, a product marketing and innovation agency.

Shaun worked on behalf of Patriarch Partners to identify and build new lines of business as part of turnaround and restructuring projects in the telecommunications, media and textiles spaces. Before this, as VP of Product, Shaun helped start and grow MediaSentry’s product lines where he worked with divisions of Time Warner, Microsoft and Sony on digital content distribution and protection services. MediaSentry was sold to SafeNet Inc (SFNT) in 2005.

Shaun attended MIT where he received an MS in engineering. He has been invited to talk and write on the subjects of technology, media and finance and has been published in Computer Aided Design, MusicAlly and The Economist Group Intelligence Unit.

Kyle Rosenthal

Kyle is the founder of Tach Tech, and brings 20 years of experience in information technology.  Kyle has held a broad set of key roles at start-up and large companies including Juniper Networks, Bivio Networks, Technology Deployment and Research (“TDR”, acquired by Fusion Storm), Excite@Home, and Cox Communications.

He was recognized by Frost & Sullivan as a “Mover and Shaker”, and continues to be a recognized resource by leading companies, governments, and the press for his knowledge of high-performance traffic processing, network traffic monitoring, and general knowledge of information technology.

He served as Executive Director for dPacket.org, a community that addresses both the technical and social challenges that face the future of networking and global communities due to the rising use of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI).

Kyle is also a partner in the MetroSITE Group, which co-founded the Cloud Security Alliance and provides strategic advisory services for cyber critical infrastructure protection. He also serves on the Executive Board for the CIO Scholarship Fund.  Kyle holds a B.S. in Business Management from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Jennifer Leggio

Jennifer is the founder and president of Security Market Strategy LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in startups and early stage security companies and helps them define their positioning, messaging and go-to-market strategy, make new markets or disrupt established ones, and not only grow their businesses but also help shape the security industry.

Prior to consulting, Jennifer was the senior director of security market strategy and marketing for Cisco — a role she assumed after the acquisition of Sourcefire. At Sourcefire, Jennifer was the vice president of corporate marketing and corporate communications, where she joined in 2011 to restructure corporate communications and initiate thought leadership programs, and subsequently drove the corporate marketing team to expand Sourcefire’s enterprise portfolio awareness beyond a one-product company to a multi-product company. Sourcefire was acquired by Cisco for $2.7 billion in 2013.

Prior to Sourcefire, Jennifer was the director of corporate communications at Fortinet. She joined Fortinet in 2006, and worked with the company through its IPO, which was one of the most successful in the security industry, and left in 2011 when it had reached 1,400 employees.

She has been a contributing writer on social media, marketing strategy and public relations for Forbes.com as well as CBS Interactive/ZDNet, where she launched the first “Social Business” blog in 2007, and has spoken on these topics at New Media Expo, Twitter Conference, Inbound Marketing Summit, Gartner Security Summit and RSA Conference. She is also a mentor for Mach37, a cybersecurity accelerator focused on companies that will deliver the next generation of cybersecurity solutions, and is a marketing advisor for Mischel Kwon & Associates.