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Feb 14
2018

The compliance stakes rose when New York Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo announced in her recent reminder of the Feb. 15 deadline that a cybersecurity review will be included in the department’s regular safety and soundness bank examinations. That step was “long overdue,” given the global spread of cheap, potent hacking technology, Hank Thomas,…

Jan 29
2018

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Jan 02
2018

Coviello’s concerns about proxy wars fought online are not an outlier. “I’m tremendously concerned with the dramatic increase in capability from North Korea and Iran, both of which have the resolve to do massive damage and who you would consider in cyberspace to be irrational actors,” Kellermann says. Full Article: https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/10-cybersecurity-trends-what-to-expect-in-2018-a-10549

Dec 18
2017

Those groups include hacking teams tied to Russian organized crime syndicates as well as North Korea, especially in light of sanctions being imposed on both countries, says Tom Kellermann, CEO at cybersecurity venture capital firm Strategic Cyber Ventures. “Economic sanctions in the real world are being offset by cyberattacks,” he says. Full Article: https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/lazarus-hackers-phish-for-bitcoins-researchers-warn-a-10535

Dec 06
2017

Tom Kellermann, CEO of Strategic Cyber Ventures, describes Pho’s decision to take classified material home as disheartening. “I am surprised that as a cybersecurity expert, his own operational security was subpar,” he says. “Even if this was allowed he should have been using robust American-made EDR [endpoint detection and response] security rather than what he…

Oct 23
2017

How building cybersecurity structures that decrease adversaries dwell time can reduce the damage form a cyberattack. Tom Kellermann – CEO Strategic Cyber Ventures LLC Keynote Speaker Tom Brennan – Globakl BOD OWASP Foundation – Moderator Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpNhQHcpkSk&feature=youtu.be

Oct 18
2017

We asked Tom Kellermann, CEO of Strategic Cyber Ventures, via an email exchange, for his view on the pros and cons of “warrant proof encryption.” Kellermann, said: “The con is that other countries will require the same access. The pro is that cyber investigations can remain viable. For the privacy advocates who fear this shift,…

Oct 17
2017

“They fight this war every year in exercises — over and over again” said Hank Thomas, a former military intelligence officer who spent time at the National Security Agency. “They know every target. … And I’m sure for every one of them they’ve considered the cyber options.”   But those options aren’t always great, said…

Oct 04
2017

September 8, 2017, will forever be remembered as the day most American’s awakened to cybercrime. No longer can we depend on the security of “our” digital identities. On March 2017, the ApacheStruts2 vulnerability was discovered and Equifax became vulnerable to a cyber intrusion of historic proportions. It is important to note that data exfiltration began…