Black Hat USA 2011: Jeff Hudson - CEO - Venafi

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Jeff Hudson is the CEO of Venafi, the market leader in Enterprise Key and Certificate Management (EKCM) solutions.

A key executive in four successful, high-technology start-ups that have gone public, Hudson brings over 25 years of experience in information technology and security management.

Hudson has spent a significant portion of his career developing and delivering leading edge technology solutions for financial services and other Global 2000 companies.


Digital information has transformed into one of the most crucial business assets an organization owns. As a result, protecting critical information and its availability is now a strategic business imperative. Encryption is the most pervasive technology employed today for protecting data.

In fact, while encryption was once used almost exclusively to protect information using SSL certificates and symmetric and asymmetric keys to scramble data, now it is also used in authentication mechanisms to confirm the identity of a user or a device, and for digital signing to ensure the integrity, authenticity and non-repudiation of data.

The ever–growing use of encryption is creating new challenges to manage increased complexity. Venafi software helps organizations protect vital information assets and critical systems from compromise and failure in a cost–effective and scalable manner by automating many of the most common manual tasks associated with managing encryption.

Venafi delivered the first enterprise–class solution to automate the provisioning, discovery, monitoring and management of digital certificates and encryption keys—from the desktop to the datacenter—built specifically for encryption management interoperability across heterogeneous environments.

Venafi customers include the world's most prestigious Global 2000 organizations in financial services, insurance, high tech, telecommunications, aerospace, healthcare and retail.

Venafi is backed by top–tier venture capital funds, including Foundation Capital, Pelion Venture Partners and Origin Partners.

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