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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

Aug 28
2017

We are a team of career cybersecurity professionals rst. The fundamental premise that underlies the investments we [Strategic Cyber Ventures] make is an assumption that a determined adversary, be it a criminal, hacktivist, or nation state, is going to get into your networks if they want to. Full Article: https://www.cbre.us/about/media-center/cbres-cybersecurity-consulting-services-platform-debuts-venture-capital-q-ahttps://scvgroup.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Cyber-Investment-QA-Whitepaper4.pdf

Aug 28
2017

Tom Kellermann, CEO of cybersecurity investment strategy company Strategic Cyber Ventures in Washington and former member of the Commission on Cybersecurity under former President Barack Obama, told Bloomberg BNA Aug. 24 that the cybersecurity rules treat all banks the same even though “not all institutions are equal when it comes to their” cybersecurity protections. Full…

Aug 23
2017

“Silicon Valley isn’t better at making cybersecurity, they’re better at productizing it,” said Tom Kellermann, a former chief cybersecurity officer at Trend Micro. “I think the best cyber talent in the world is between Baltimore and Reston,” he said. In 2016, Kellermann launched Strategic Cyber Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage cybersecurity…

Aug 16
2017

Major breaches over the past decade have also forced a consensus that compliance with security standards does not equate to cybersecurity. Consequently, security awareness within the C-suite is paramount for mitigating cyber-risk. But if responsibility to protect brands from cyber threats extends beyond those in technology, whose responsibility is it to protect the brand –…