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Aleksandr Yampolskiy
Worked at Cinchcast
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The company monitors signals from across the Internet, both as an early warning system for attacks and a way to deduce whether a company has vulnerabilities that should be fixed.
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Business Strategy Powerpoint Templates
Came across a great website with lots of free templates on business strategy: http://www.straligence.com/blogs/business-strategy-downloads/
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Nice quote from Mark Zuckerberg that's very pertinent to every entrepreneur: ....When I reflect on the last 10 years, one question I ask myself is: why were we the ones to build this? We were just students. We had way fewer resources than big companies. If they had focused on this problem, ...
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387 Million Ways For a Startup to Fail
There is an excellent presentation by Steve Blank entitled "387 Million Ways For a Startup to Fail ... and How to Avoid Them"  The key point he raises is "Startups fails because they confuse search with execution ".
The main thing a company at early stages ...
There is an excellent presentation by Steve Blank entitled "387 Million Ways For a Startup to Fail ... and How to Avoid Them" The key point he raises is "Startups fails because they confuse search with execution". The main thing a company at early stages should be doing is looking for a ...
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Explanation from the book: 1. The first dysfunction is an absence of trust among the team members. Essentially, this stems from their unwillingness to be vulnerable within the group. Team members who are not genuinely open with one another about their mistakes and weaknesses make it impossible ...
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&quot;The reality we live in today is any company is breachable,&quot; said <em>Aleksandr</em> <em>Yampolskiy</em>, chief executive of SecurityScorecard Inc., which rates&nbsp;...
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Seed vs Series A financing milestones
I thought that this was a very good way to visualize milestone requirements to get Seed round vs Series A round financings : http://andrewbfife.blogspot.com/2006/02/common-seed-series-milestones.html
Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy is CEO of SecurityScorecard, a stealth information security startup. Before this, he was a CTO of BlogTalkRadio/Cinchcast - largest online radio network in the world, and prior to that he was Head of Security and Compliance at Gilt Groupe companies, responsible for all ...
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My pet peeve interview question "How stable is your company?"
During my tenure at several startups 'Gilt Groupe', 'Cinchcast', and my own startup 'SecurityScorecard' - I often come across candidates from larger companies.    One of my pet peeve questions is when they ask me 'How stable is your company? How do I know y...
During my tenure at several startups 'Gilt Groupe', 'Cinchcast', and my own startup 'SecurityScorecard' - I often come across candidates from larger companies. One of my pet peeve questions is when they ask me 'How stable is your company? How do I know you won't lose my job in 2 months?' ...
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We just cared more
Nice quote from Mark Zuckerberg that's very pertinent to every entrepreneur: ....When I reflect on the last 10 years, one
question I ask myself is: why were we the ones to build this? We were
just students. We had way fewer resources than big companies. I...
Nice quote from Mark Zuckerberg that's very pertinent to every entrepreneur: ....When I reflect on the last 10 years, one question I ask myself is: why were we the ones to build this? We were just students. We had way fewer resources than big companies. If they had focused on this problem, ...
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Coworking spaces and incubators in New York City

Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy is CTO of Cinchcast. Prior to Cinchcast, Alex was Head of Security and Compliance at Gilt Groupe companies, responsible for all aspects of IT infrastructure security, secure application development, and PCI compliance. Before that he worked at Goldman Sachs, Oracle, ...
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  • Cinchcast
    CTO, 2011 - 2014
  • Gilt Groupe
    Head of Security and Compliance, 2009 - 2011
  • Goldman Sachs
    Tech Lead on Authentication, 2007 - 2009
  • Oracle Corporation
    Sr. Member of Tech Staff, 2006 - 2007
  • Microsoft
    Intern, 2003 - 2003
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Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy is CEO of SecurityScorecard, a stealth information security startup. Before this, he was a CTO of BlogTalkRadio/Cinchcast - largest online radio network in the world, and prior to that he was Head of Security and Compliance at Gilt Groupe companies, responsible for all aspects of IT infrastructure 
security, secure application development, and PCI compliance.
 He has also worked at Goldman Sachs, Oracle, and Microsoft, where he was a lead technologist building large-scale, performant enterprise software focused on IDM, SSO, 
authentication and authorization. He’s been cited in 
New York Times, ComputerWorld, Observer, and other media.
 He’s a published author and speaks regularly on security and software 
development processes.
Education
  • Yale University
    Ph.d. in Computer Science, 2001 - 2006
  • New York University
    B.A. in Computer Science, 1997 - 2001
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TERRIBLE STAY AWAY
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
TERRIBLE. stay away -- the appointment was scheduled for 12.45, the doctor showed up at 2pm in the office leaving everybody waiting. Also they doubled booked 3 people on my spot to maximize $ they make. The office is dirty, receptionists are rude, and doctor is clueless. STAY AWAY.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Excellent food - loved it very much. Try the tuna entree dish - it was spectacular. We'll be coming back.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Not a good experience. The visit felt rushed, and he was eager to get me to do an allergy test + a hearing test. Neither of these were needed - the main reason was to charge the insurance more.
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reviewed 2 years ago
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Terrible, i hated it. The rules are draconian - show us that you have a towel, show us that you have a lock. When my 4 year old wore a vest in the pool, the swimguard came yelling saying we have to leave the pool since you can't wear it there, and went to complain to other lifeguards and police. Pretty ludicrous. Time to shut this place down.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The food is extremely overpriced but mediocre. There are always crowds of people inside the store and restaurants. I'd say - you can spend your money better in a million other places in NYC (for food - whole foods, or for dining - pretty much any other restaurant or lounge).
Quality: Poor - FairAppeal: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
We went there for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and the experience was terrible. 1) We ordered a squash soup, eggs+bacon, and a polenta. The wait was over 1 hour for the food to arrive (i repeat 1 hour to cook eggs and heat a soup). We had to go ask waiters multiple time for where the food was, and to bring the bread basket. 2) The place is very crowded and noisy, strange smell and wallpaper peeling. 3) Finally, the food has arrived and it was underwhelming - the soup was oversalted, polenta had unedible broccoli in it, and the eggs+bacon messed together in an ugly presentation. We are not coming back and I don't recommend you to stop by there either. If this place had once been Michelin recommended, it's nowhere near this level anymore.
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Food: Poor - FairDecor: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago