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Mar 21
2017

Hank Thomas, COO at Strategic Cyber Ventures, argued that the recent election interference by the Kremlin – primarily by hacking and releasing damaging Democratic Party emails to aid Trump, is straight out of the Russian military information operations handbook. “The level of access and the speed of maneuver that weak cybersecurity provides them is ripe…

Mar 17
2017

Tom Kellermann, CEO of Strategic Cyber Ventures LLC, says that companies in M&A activities need to be proactive. “Given the tenacity of the criminals in cyberspace, investors must apply cyber risk to their calculus. Due diligence per mergers and acquisitions must incorporate an assessment of the overall cybersecurity health,” according to Kellermann. Full Article: http://www.networkworld.com/article/3182139/security/a-cybersecurity-risk-assessment-is-a-critical-part-of-manda-due-diligence.html

Mar 17
2017

“I wish this was reality,” Tom Kellermann, CEO of Strategic Cyber Ventures, told SearchSecurity. “They can be exposed but only held accountable in the western world should they dare set foot in it. They are untouchable east of the iron curtain.” Full Article: http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/450415093/Will-the-Yahoo-breach-indictments-be-an-effective-hacker-deterrent

Mar 17
2017

“This is a fantastic idea,” said Hank Thomas, partner and COO at Strategic Cyber Ventures. The government system for recruiting cybersecurity talent is broken, he said. Full Article: http://www.csoonline.com/article/3181840/government/experts-divided-on-value-of-cyber-national-guard.html

Mar 15
2017

This case likely is the tip of the iceberg in the Russian hacking machine’s activities against US interests. “This is the beginning of a true avalanche of information on PawnStorm/Fancy Bear that will be [revealed] in hearings soon,” says Tom Kellermann, CEO of Strategic Cyber Ventures. Full Article: http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/doj-indicts-russian-fsb-officers-and-cybercriminals-in-yahoo-breach/d/d-id/1328412?_mc=sm_dr_editor_kellyjacksonhiggins

Mar 13
2017

Mobile users can never exercise too much care to protect their phones, said Tom Kellermann, CEO of Strategic Cyber Ventures. “Consumers must realize that they are being hunted,” he told LinuxInsider. Full Article: http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Malware-Found-Preinstalled-on-Dozens-of-Android-Phones-84369.html

Mar 11
2017

“These exploits and attack platforms allow for an actor to become telepathic. It is quite obvious that this was an act of tradecraft by a foreign power to discredit the US government and to endow dangerous attacks capabilities to the cybercriminal community. Full Article: http://www.securityweek.com/industry-reactions-cia-hacking-tools-feedback-friday?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Securityweek+%28SecurityWeek+RSS+Feed%29&utm_content=Netvibes

Mar 08
2017

“I liken it to people handing out Kalashnikovs and grenades on the street,” says Tom Kellermann, chief executive officer at Strategic Cyber Ventures. “It’s not only about undermining confidence. These weapons can now be turned against US corporations and civilians.” Full Article: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/2017/0307/Did-WikiLeaks-just-unmask-CIA-cyberoperations

Mar 05
2017

Earlier this week, D.C.-based cybersecurity company Polarity announced it had landed a $3.5M Series A round backed by Strategic Cyber Ventures and Gula Tech Adventures, a new fund from Tenable Network Security co-founders Ron and Cyndi Gula. http://dcinno.streetwise.co/2017/03/03/new-money-these-d-c-companies-raised-funding-in-february/

Mar 02
2017

CEO Tom Kellermann Presents on Investing in Intrusion Suppression Technologies and COO Hank Thomas Joins Panel on Threat Response   Washington, DC – March 2, 2017 – Strategic Cyber Ventures, the industry’s first cybersecurity focused growth fund, today announced its participation and sponsorship of The Zero Day Conference (ZeroDayCon), the first cybersecurity conference in Europe…