In The News

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

Sep 08
2017

DC Inno’s 50 on Fire identifies the hottest companies, organizations and people across a variety of categories, all operating within and around the city’s innovation economy. Full Article: https://www.americaninno.com/dc/50-on-fire/announcing-dc-innos-2017-50-on-fire-nominees/

Sep 06
2017

We all see the heightened global tensions with Russia, North Korea and China. But what’s happening below the surface, where cyberattacks originate? Tom Kellermann of Strategic Cyber Ventures shares insight on the shifting threat landscape – and how the U.S. must re-think its response. Full Video: https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/tom-kellermann-on-upping-cyber-response-ante-a-10242

Aug 31
2017

“Bottom line, this cybersecurity guidance is not robust enough,” said Tom Kellermann, CEO of Strategic Cyber Ventures (SCV). “Financial institutions must get back to their roots of safety and soundness in order to preserve trust and confidence via proactive cybersecurity. The sector’s greatest exposure lies in the vulnerability of the technical service providers which creates…

Aug 31
2017

“The most common mistake is to not regularly assess APIs for vulnerabilities and misconfigurations once live,” Kellermann, told eWEEK. “Oftentimes we forget that rugged coding is a life long journey, not a destination.” Full Article: http://www.eweek.com/security/instagram-api-vulnerability-exposes-high-profile-user-information

Aug 30
2017

Hank Thomas, partner and COO at Strategic Cyber Ventures, said dissecting federal investigations could “risk blowing tremendously complicated and expensive intelligence and counterintelligence operations.” Full Article: http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/450425389/Kaspersky-Russia-ties-still-unclear-despite-FBI-push

Aug 29
2017

Strategic Cyber Ventures CEO Tom Kellermann put forward the idea used by law enforcement to raise funds to support their operations, this time to finance Cyber Command‘s cybersecurity initiatives; Watch Video: https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/interviews/getting-bad-guys-to-fund-us-cyber-commands-growth-i-3687?utm_content=bufferea5d2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer