E1011: Check Point CEO & Co-founder Gil Shwed shares insights on being the “Godfather of Cybersecurity”, growing Check Point into Israel’s most impactful tech company, pricing & developing products for an emerging market, best practices on protecting data from hackers & the next generation of cybersecurity

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Check Point CEO & Co-founder Gil Shwed shares insights on being the “Godfather of Cybersecurity”, growing Check Point into Israel’s most impactful tech company, pricing & developing products for an emerging market, best practices on protecting data from hackers & the next generation of cybersecurity
0:48 Jason intros Gil and asks about his lengthy background in cybersecurity
3:02 What experiences inspired Check Point?
8:31 Gil explains how he raised money for Check Point in the early 1990’s
14:04 How did Gil build and price his first product in a developing market?
16:46 Dealing with the first batch of cyber attacks at Check Point
19:10 What was the profile of a typical hacker in the early Internet? When did the criminality start and how does crypto tie in?
25:20 Potential of Chinese hardware hacking & hackers stealing wired money from venture firms
30:16 What are the risks associated with high-level governmental cyber security breaches
31:42 Should companies be required to build backdoors into their messaging apps?
34:24 Are Tor networks totally safe?
38:19 Gil is the “Godfather of Cybersecurity”
38:55 How protective are two-factor authentication & biometrics?
41:26 What are the most dangerous types of hacks?
44:08 Why are Microsoft products more susceptible to hacks than Apple?
46:03 Will deep-fakes lead to more threats?
50:05 Best cyber-protection advice?
55:28 Are the electrical grids a huge liability?
57:55 What is their recruiting playbook?

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