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May 22
2017

Cyberspace in 2017 – decades after its creation – remains a free-fire zone. A multiplicity of actors, the absence of norms and inadequate cybersecurity standards that fail to mitigate the modern kill chain creates the perfect storm for a simmering online insurgency quickly picking up steam. Sophisticated cyber espionage campaigns carried out by nation states…

May 15
2017

“Well, it was definitely foreign nation states behind the release of the exploits from the NSA’s armory which created the aperture by which this can be criminalized.” Watch Video: https://scvgroup.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/BBC-Intv-Tom-Kellermann.mov

May 15
2017

But the intrusion represented a “historic” partnership between Iran’s hackers and Russians who are auctioning their skills and tools to the highest bidder, said Tom Kellermann, a computer security expert who previously served as the chief cybersecurity officer at Trend Micro, the Tokyo-based security giant, and was a member of a commission advising the Obama…

May 12
2017

“The most exploitable industry in the world is the health-care sector,” said Tom Kellermann, chief executive of Strategic Cyber Ventures. He said the industry is chronically hobbled by regulation and insufficient investment in computer security. Full Article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/hospitals-across-england-report-it-failure-amid-suspected-major-cyber-attack/2017/05/12/84e3dc5e-3723-11e7-b373-418f6849a004_story.html?utm_term=.8654cdf40ab8

May 11
2017

“The EO represents a historic shift in governance. For too long cybersecurity has been perceived as an IT problem versus a critical risk management issue. This is a proactive shift in policy but this order does not go far enough as it should include a mandate that CISOs be elevated to be equal to CIOs…

May 10
2017

We are being hunted in cyberspace. Gone are the days of smash and grab cyber burglaries. In today’s increasing punitive cyberspace cybercriminals have transitioned from burglary to home invasion. Victim organizations are experiencing multiple criminal schemes of monetization. Data is stolen and subsequently the brand is used against her constituency via watering hole attacks and…

May 01
2017

“I’m very concerned that American cyberspace is about to turn into a free fire zone with a multiplicity of actors,” says Kellermann, CEO of the cybersecurity venture capital firm. “This is in large part due to geo-political tensions with North Korea, Iran and Russia that are being exacerbated by rhetoric from the [Trump] administration, coupled…

Apr 28
2017

“Many of the network operation centers for cities that facilitate emergency response are inadequately secured and have inadequate cybersecurity,” explains Tom Kellermann, CEO of Strategic Cyber Ventures, in an interview with Forensic Magazine. Kellermann served as member of the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency and has also been on the board of the…

Apr 27
2017

“The OilRig campaign is a multi-stage kill chain meant to burrow into Israeli critical defense infrastructure,” said Tom Kellermann, CEO of D.C.-based venture capital firm Strategic Cyber Ventures. Kellerman is a major investor in TrapX, another cybersecurity firm that also detected and helped clients defend against the Iranian cyberattack. Full Article: https://www.cyberscoop.com/iranian-hackers-used-a-microsoft-word-flaw-in-a-campaign-against-israeli-targets/

Apr 27
2017

Tom Kellermann, CEO of Strategic Cyber Ventures, says the attacks indeed illustrate how Iran’s nation-state hacking machine has evolved and advanced. He attributes this transformation to Russian advisors assisting Iranian hackers. Look for OilRig to go West soon, too, he says. “Oilrig will tendril West to the USA due to the Secretary of State and…