Blog Posts

Jan 17
2017

Strategic Cyber Ventures has invited a number of people we admire to contribute to our blog. This week: JD Sherry, Vice President & GM, Cloud Security & Strategy at Optiv. Security OF the cloud versus security IN the cloud…  This by no means is intended to be a riddle. In fact, the irony is that…

Jan 05
2017

By: Hank Thomas Partner & COO of Strategic Cyber Ventures Banner on the last Russian military train leaving East Germany in the 90’s reads “We will be back” You do not need a security clearance to pinpoint the entity behind the cyber-enabled influence operations conducted during the 2016 U.S. elections. If we were using the…

Jan 04
2017

Tom Kellermann, CEO of Strategic Cyber Ventures guest co-authored this post. A famous Homeland episode involved a terrorist gaining access to the Vice-President’s pacemaker.  Accessing medical devices to wreak havoc was one of the motivations behind certain provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (aka the DMCA).  The DMCA makes it “illegal to circumvent technological…

Dec 13
2016

Aaron Applbaum Director of Investments While Chief Information Security Officers have an increasingly well-respected role within an enterprise, they are stuck in a perpetual game of tag, and can never become “it.”  A CISO’s best day is a quiet one, but given the preponderance of hacker penetration on every major network, those days are few. …

Nov 30
2016

Tom Kellermann, CEO  Winter is coming in 2017. Geopolitical tension will serve as the harbinger for destructive cyberattacks in 2017.  In 2017; we will see a dramatic increase in the Pawnstorm campaign due to tensions with NATO over the security of the Baltics.   Additionally, the Cyber caliphate and AQAP will demonstrate an advancement in their…

Nov 15
2016

Strategic Cyber Ventures has invited a number of people we admire to contribute to our blog. This week: Ravi Devireddy, a founder and the CTO of E8 Security, is the first to contribute and we couldn’t be happier! He is one of the best in the industry and you need to get to know him….

Oct 13
2016

Tom Kellermann, CEO Cyberspace is not a pacific environment. It never has been. Cyberspace of 2016 has become a free-fire zone with a multiplicity of actors. The cyber arms bazaar that flourishes around the world has allowed for criminals and developing nations to wage long term campaigns against corporations and government agencies. These cybercriminals stalk…

Sep 19
2016

Aaron Applbaum, Director of Investments Much ink has been spilled detailing why Israel has blossomed into a premier hub for cybersecurity investing. However, an essential element to Israel’s success that often gets overlooked, likely for its simplicity, is Israel’s condensed geographic proximity. All of the key components that make the investing ecosystem run, are very…

Aug 09
2016

 Tom Kellermann,  CEO “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he did not exist.”  (The Usual Suspects, Bryan Singer, 1995, film) Cybercriminals hide behind a cloak of invisibility, and as result successfully colonize large swaths of the world’s corporate networks.  For 19 years I have danced with the devil in…

Jul 18
2016

Hank Thomas, COO I realize that many of you reading this are in the cybersecurity business, but most Americans are not. More to the point, what I am about to suggest is that we work to get you and all of America into the cyber defense business.  Everyone needs to understand that by way of…