The Software Report is pleased to announce The Top 25 Cybersecurity Executives for 2024. Cybersecurity is uniquely universal, with every company from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies needing to stay apprised on the latest advancements that will enable them to safeguard their data and information systems against cyber threats. The individuals being recognized this year are at the forefront of cybersecurity, devoting themselves to the field and remaining one step ahead of the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape.
As Chief Executive Officer of ThreatConnect, Balaji Yelamanchili brings more than two decades of experience as an operating executive and investor in high-growth software companies. ThreatConnect enables threat intelligence operations, security operations, and cyber risk management teams to work together for more effective, efficient, and collaborative cyber defense and protection. With ThreatConnect, organizations infuse ML and AI-powered threat intel and cyber risk quantification into their work, allowing them to orchestrate and automate processes to get the necessary insights and respond faster and more confidently than ever before.
Previously, Yelamanchili served as EVP and general manager of Symantec’s Enterprise Security Business Unit. Prior to Symantec, he oversaw business analytics and enterprise performance management products at Oracle as senior vice president. He also held executive positions at EMC Corporation, Documentum Inc., and Rational Software, now part of IBM. Yelamanchili holds a master’s of science in engineering from the Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge and an MBA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.