The Business of Security Podcast #26 – Investing and Managing Risk During COVID

In this episode, Malcolm Harkins and Chad Boeckmann speak with John Brennan, Partner at YL Ventures. This episode provides a perspective of how venture capital firms are reacting to and supporting their cybersecurity portfolio companies during an unprecedented pandemic in our modern time.

In this episode we discuss trends of security teams and John discusses advice their firm is providing to other cybersecurity startups. Further in the discussion Malcolm and John discuss the context of business risk with regard to pandemic response and how this type of risk can take different forms but also shape varying perspectives.

The is the first time our podcast has gained perspective directly from a venture capital firm and the episode is information packed with guidance for both the buyers and vendors in managing the business of security.

Guest: John Brennan, YL Ventures (


Malcolm Harkins, Chief Security and Trust Officer, Cymatic (
Chad Boeckmann, Founder/CEO, TrustMAPP (