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Jun 23
2017

Tom Kellermann, CEO of cybersecurity investment strategy company Strategic Cyber Ventures in Wash- ington and a former member of the Commission on Cy- bersecurity under President Barack Obama, told Bloomberg BNA that, overall, companies must know their information supply chains and ask vendors the right questions. Specifically, they should know if vendors have con- ducted…

Jun 22
2017

Tom Kellermann, CEO of Strategic Cyber Ventures, said the research itself was sound, but he wasn’t convinced it was “foolproof or scalable” and worried this technique of scanning encrypted traffic could be modified “to find other types of data and allow for futuristic packet inspection and sniffing.” Full Article: http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/450421296/Malware-in-encrypted-traffic-uncovered-with-machine-learning

Jun 19
2017

Kellermann advises using intrusion suppression to hunt for adversaries already in the network. This method requires businesses to alter their architecture for the purpose of detecting, deceiving, diverting, and containing adversaries who have broken in. Full Article: http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/rise-of-nation-state-threats-how-can-businesses-respond/d/d-id/1329171?

Jun 15
2017

The company was credited with making significant security improvements. However, a settlement announced in May 2017 that gave Target 180 days to make specific security improvements was described by Tom Kellermann, CEO of Strategic Cyber Ventures and former CSO of Trend Micro, as a “slap on the wrist.” He also said it, “represents yesterday’s security…

Jun 14
2017

But the leaks at intelligence agencies may be more closely related to organization culture than technology, say Falkowitz and fellow NSA veteran Charles “Hank” Thomas, COO of cybersecurity VC firm Strategic Cyber Ventures. Full Article: https://www.the-parallax.com/2017/06/14/nsa-cia-exploit-leaks/

Jun 13
2017

“The definition of protection will evolve beyond compliance and encryption…” This regulation will force the establishment of a dedicated C-level officer who will finally oversee security. This is a tectonic shift. Security protection will no longer be an IT problem but a governance priority. Hopefully, corporations will elevate their CISOs rather than move a compliance…

Jun 12
2017

“(The Shadow Brokers) are selling the latest and greatest weapons on the streets of American cyberspace that will manifest into a free-fire zone with a multiplicity of hackers,” Kellermann said, comparing the situation to the movie “Lord of War,” in which a man illegally and indiscriminately sells dangerous weapons, some of which land in the…

Jun 12
2017

Kellermann cited the activities of the Shadow Brokers, a hacking group believed to be Kremlin-backed that began publishing data stolen from the NSA last summer and most recently published a leak in April. The upticks in online attacks are harbingers of armed aggression, said Kellerman, who predicted that conflict between the United States and Russia…

Jun 07
2017

Hank Thomas, partner and COO of Strategic Cyber Ventures, a cybersecurity company based in Washington, D.C., said local governments across the U.S. “are notorious for having terrible basic cyber hygiene.” “Trained security talent is hard to find, credentials are often shared amongst improperly staffed teams and patching is not performed on a regular basis. Advanced…

Jun 06
2017

What does May 18th, 2018 mean to you? If you conduct business with European individuals or businesses it is time to hire a Data Protection Officer (DPO). The European General Data Protection Regulation is 11 months away. This regulation is intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the EU. It addresses…