A Conversation With Dave DeWalt: Part 2Ex-FireEye CEO on Threats and Technologies to Watch in 2018
There are roughly 3,000 cybersecurity vendors in the market today, and former FireEye CEO Dave DeWalt says conditions are right for even greater market growth. How does he see the marketplace evolving in 2018?
"I actually think we're in a growth window," says DeWalt, newly-named managing director of venture capital firm AllegisCyber. "We now have massive new threats we're dealing with in the social and satellite domains; massive new threats with the proliferation of IoT devices; consumer identity problems; and we're now watching an uptick ... If anything, I almost see a growth in this sector in almost unprecedented forms yet again."
In part two of a two-part interview, DeWalt discusses:
- The evolving business of cybersecurity;
- Lessons learned from his tenure at FireEye;
- Threats and technologies to watch in 2018.
In part one, DeWalt talks about his new role at AllegisCyber, the evolution of cybersecurity defenses and the types of companies and technologies he now is supporting.
DeWalt joined AllegisCyber as managing director in 2017. While serving as chairman and CEO of FireEye, the company went public. He also served as the CEO of both McAfee and Documentum. He is a member or leader of several boards of directors, including ForgeRock, ForeScout, Phantom Cyber and OPTIV, and serves as the vice chairman of Delta Airlines. He also is the founder of NightDragon Security. He consults regularly with government, industry players and corporate boards on matters related to cybersecurity policy, technology and strategy.