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Andres Andreu

Venture Consultant

“The human factor is very real in cybersecurity, including in the boardroom. When you’re translating risk to upper management, an auditor, or anyone else, what you say must resonate with that human on a one-on-one level to be effective.”

Andres Andreu is a Venture Consultant at Forgepoint Capital. He supports investment due diligence and serves as a strategic advisor to Forgepoint’s portfolio companies.

A renowned cybersecurity leader with over 30 years of experience spanning federal government service, global consulting, and cybersecurity and IT in multiple industries, Andres currently serves as Deputy CISO at Hearst, a leading global mass media conglomerate. Prior to his role at Hearst, Andres served as SVP, CISO at e-learning platform 2U. Prior to that, he was CISO and CTO at Bayshore Networks as a founding member before the company’s acquisition by OPSWAT.

Andres has previously held senior IT and cybersecurity leadership roles with neuroFuzz Security, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, The Princeton Review, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. He currently serves on multiple advisory boards and as a mentor with Cyversity.

Andres is the distinguished author of a book on pen testing, numerous published articles, multiple open-source projects, and two patents. He holds CISSP and ISSAP credentials and is a Boardroom Certified Qualified Technology Expert (QTE).

Outside of the office, Andres is happily married with four children and enjoys spending time with his family. He is an International Level certified judo coach with USA Judo and an accomplished visual artist.