Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SecurityScorecard, is a globally recognized cybersecurity innovator, leader, and expert. Since SecurityScorecard’s inception in 2014, he has led the company with a vision to create a new language for measuring and communicating risk. SecurityScorecard is now one of the world’s most trusted cybersecurity brands, with tens of thousands of customers—including half of the Fortune 100 and nine of the top 10 U.S. banks—and over 600 employees. The company has earned the Gartner Peer Insight Customers’ Choice award and been named a Leader in the Forrester New Wave. In 2021, Yampolskiy was named E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 New York Award winner and Cyber Defense Magazine’s CEO of the Year.
Prior to founding the SecurityScorecard, Yampolskiy was a CTO at BlogTalkRadio, the largest online talk radio and podcast hosting platform, whose technology he scaled to over 30M+ visitors each month. He was also a CISO at Gilt Groupe, where he managed all aspects of IT infrastructure security, fraud, secure application development, and PCI compliance. Yampolskiy has led security teams at Goldman Sachs and Oracle, among other companies where he built authentication and entitlement infrastructure for trading.
Alex has published numerous articles, won the Public Key Cryptography Conference Test of Time Award for his verifiable random function invention, holds numerous patents, and is a published book author of The Perfect Scorecard: Getting an ‘A’ in Cybersecurity from Your Board of Directors. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science from New York University and a Ph.D. in Cryptography from Yale University.