Florida Center for Cybersecurity

Keynote Speaker Ted Schlein has been an influential force in cybersecurity since he helped launch the world's first commercial antivirus software in 1988. Now a leading venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Mr. Schlein has built a career spotting trends and fostering innovation throughout the industry. Don't miss this chance to hear his unique insight, forged at the forefront of an ever-evolving field. 

Keynote Address: Cyber Evolution
Mr. Schlein will examine the current state of cybersecurity, how we got here, and where we need to evolve. Drawing on 30 years of industry insight, he will dispel commonly held myths, preview what to expect over the next few years, highlight areas we should pay attention to, and review the essential components of an effective security team.

Join us to hear Mr. Schlein's vision for how we must evolve to combat the global threats we face.

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Full Biography

Ted Schlein is a managing partner at venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a preeminent expert on cybersecurity and enterprise software. He was the founding CEO of Fortify Software and has led KPCB's involvement in a number of other successful investments including ArcSight, Internet Security Systems, Mandiant and Oakley Networks. He currently serves on the board of directors of 3VR, Area 1 Security, Alien Vault, Ionic Security, IronNet Cybersecurity, Phantom Security, Shape Security, Synack and Trusona. Additionally, Mr. Schlein oversees KPCB's investments in CarbonBlack and Endgame Systems.

Prior to KPCB, Mr. Schlein was an executive at Symantec. As one of Symantec's early employees, he played an instrumental role in the company's growth and dominance as a global software leader. He led Symantec's successful move into the software utilities market, as well as the launch of its commercial anti-virus solution, an offering that quickly emerged as the industry gold standard.

Mr. Schlein is the former chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a national alliance advocating the role of venture investing in job creation, technology innovation, and economic development. He is also the former president of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists and the founder of DoD sponsored DeVenCI program. He currently serves as a board member of the NSA Advisory Board and as a trustee for the Board of Trustees at InQTel. Additionally, Mr. Schlein serves on the Board of Trustees at the University of Pennsylvania and sits on the Board of Overseers of the Engineering School at the University of Pennsylvania. He frequently participates as an opinion leader in public, private and government forums, providing perspectives on security technology, related investments, and market adoption trends. He holds a B.A. degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

The keynote address is presented by USF and The SunTrust Foundation Lecture Series.

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