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Andy Ellis

Advisory CISO, Orca Security

Andy Ellis is a seasoned technology and business executive with deep expertise in security, managing risk, and leading an inclusive culture. Andy is an Operating Partner at YL Ventures, author of 1% Leadership, and Advisory CISO at Orca Security. He was the first CSO at Akamai, where he led the information security organization for over 20 years. Andy has received a wide variety of accolades, including the CSO Compass Award, Air Force Commendation Medal, Spirit of Disneyland Award, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, and was the winner of the Sherman Oaks Galleria Spelling Bee. He was inducted into the CSO Hall of Fame in 2021. He holds multiple patents in web and computer security.

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