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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…

Sep 28
2017

“Deloitte’s customers were relaying non-public information, which could have been used to facilitate ‘competitive intelligence,’ or front-run the merger or acquisition strategy of the victim, or conduct digital insider trading,” said Kellermann. “Implicit trust is given to companies like Deloitte vis-a-vis their capacity to secure sensitive data, and by breaching an entity like them you…

Sep 22
2017

Cyber security expert Tom Kellermann, chief executive of Strategic Cyber Ventures, said he thinks a group backed by a nation-state may be at work in this instance as well, because those are the groups that have succeeded at a high level in the past. Full Article: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41354219

Sep 12
2017

Major breaches over the last several years have forced organizational leaders to acknowledge the importance and responsibility of securing their respective networks. While avoiding a breach of the network may be the best measure of success, leaders would be wise to make the assumption that threat actors are already lurking within the network. Gone are…

Sep 11
2017

“The types of data potentially exposed in this breach could ruin lives, businesses, and might I say, credit scores,” said Hank Thomas, chief operating officer at Strategic Cyber Ventures, a Washington incubator of cybersecurity companies. Referring to Equifax, Thomas added: “Their brand may never recover.” Full Article: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article172078982.html

Sep 11
2017

“The credit bureaus have made mountains of money  monitoring Americans credit. The cyber-crime community is well aware that the bureaus house a treasure trove for data theft. It is my feeling that the majority of credit bureaus do not practice what they preach and have underinvested in cybersecurity.” Full Article: http://www.eweek.com/security/security-industry-responds-to-massive-equifax-breach