7 best practices for working with cybersecurity startups
Cybersecurity startups, not weighed down by legacy platforms, can be more nimble and innovative than their more established competitors, and can often offer more personalized service at a more attractive price. Atiq Raza has seen this from both sides. Today, he’s the CEO of Silicon Valley cybersecurity startup Virsec Systems, but he’s also worked for large companies, including a stint as the president of AMD.
“I have managed major organizations with hundreds of key vendors,” he says. “For some functions you want conservative, well established vendors with a long track record of doing one thing very well. But for many functions, including security, you also need the latest, most effective and most innovative solutions – typically from younger companies.”