Blog Posts

May 16
2018

  By: Hank Thomas CEO Strategic Cyber Ventures It has been a year since the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) was hit with the WannaCry cryptoworm. In May of 2017 it made its way onto the cyber scene impacting 250 of their 603 facilities. WannaCry targeted computers running Microsoft Windows by encrypting data and demanding ransom in Bitcoin….

Mar 05
2018

  By: Hank Thomas CEO Strategic Cyber Ventures Privately most CISOs will still tell you that compliance almost never means real security. Nobody knows what it takes to really secure their unique cyber terrain better than experienced CISO’s that live in the trenches of their organization every day. Many are doing amazing things with the tools…

Dec 21
2017

By: Tom Kellermann CEO & Co-Founder of Strategic Cyber Ventures 2017 was one hell of a year.  The overt colonization of American Cyberspace continued at breathtaking speed.  The inaction of the administration to civilize cyberspace has led to a cybercrime wave of historic proportions. Foreign nations have escalated their cyberespionage campaigns and cybercriminals have armed…

Nov 14
2017

By: Chris Ahern Senior Associate of SCV @ahern_christoph A few weeks ago I joined Strategic Cyber Ventures, a D.C.-based venture capital firm that invests in early-stage, high-growth cybersecurity companies that fit our thesis of intrusion suppression. To that end, we focus on investing in companies that force adversaries to be resource-constrained, decrease dwell time, and…

Oct 10
2017

By Hank Thomas Co-Founder and COO at Strategic Cyber Ventures There are indications the U.S. might pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. If this occurs, there is a high degree of probability that many of the same Iranian cyber elements, along with a host of new cyber capabilities they have created, will go back…

Aug 15
2017

By Hank Thomas Co-Founder and COO at Strategic Cyber Ventures In the 21st Century, America need not go abroad any longer to destroy monsters the threaten our way of life. The monsters we once had to hunt in far off lands currently stalk on American soil, poised for attack. These monsters colonize America through new…

Aug 07
2017

By: Tom Kellermann CEO, Strategic Cyber Ventures In the energy sector, physical security efforts have exacerbated cybersecurity efforts. The wide spread deployment of IOT from sensors to surveillance cameras has opened up Pandora’s box.  The energy sectors exposure to cyber attack began when she embraced resiliency and business continuity in the fall of 2003 as…

Jul 24
2017

Cyberspace of 2017 has become a free-fire zone with a multiplicity of actors. The dark-side of globalization resides in cyberspace. Corporations are regularly under siege from a multiplicity of threat actors. The cyber arms bazaar that flourishes around the world has allowed for criminals and nations to wage long term campaigns against corporations and government…

Jun 23
2017

Strategic Cyber Ventures has invited a number of people we admire to contribute to our blog. This week: Paul Donfried, Senior Vice President Corporate Development of ID Dataweb You may recall last year when the Bangladesh Central Bank was robbed for $81M. It was done through the use of stolen credentials. Similarly, the 2014 criminal…

Jun 14
2017

Strategic Cyber Ventures has invited a number of people we admire to contribute to our blog. This week: Ori Bach, VP of Product, TrapX         Use of Deception Technology for active threat hunting The question posed by our customer was simple. “Can deception technology help me better understand the risk to my…