interviews

Tools that provide threat information sharing have been a hot technology over the last couple of years. However the tools are only as good as the information that is provided. And the information needs to be timely. And the more context about the threat, the better. And the need for industry outreach and information sharing […]

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have been given considerable attention lately, and for good reason, as large tech giants such as Google, Apple, Amazon and of course Tesla have invested hundreds of millions into the development of AVs. More than 60 cities around the globe have driverless car testing programs either ongoing or in preparation, and nearly […]

Black Hat 2019 has come and gone and I am still recovering from the sensory overload caused by the 19K+ attendees of this big conference amidst the backdrop of Las Vegas. My focus going into the conference was mainly on meeting startups… I was looking for something new – a solution that attacks the cyber […]

I have always had a deep appreciation for the skills of a good pentester. However, elite pentesters – those who rule their craft and make magic happen on their keyboards – are generally quite rare.  So I was excited when I met one – the subject of this interview – at a recent Dreamport session. […]

I am always on the lookout for new, innovative tools especially ones that break new ground in the cybersecurity fight. At a recent conference I ran across a tool that does that – Verodin – but not in your typical “detect” or “protect” roles that most security tools fall into. Instead, Verodin provides evidence-based, continuous […]

Achieving and maintaining good security posture requires good situational awareness. Achieving “good” situational awareness requires capabilities that accurately reflect network status in real-time and are simple to use and access. Capabilities that are economical on top of these needs are also a must as every CISO tries to stretch a tight budget. So when my […]

A couple of years ago I was investigating a security topic when I ran across some research by a company called Secure Decisions that I found quite interesting and relevant. I reached out to the principal investigator – Dr. Anita D’Amico – the subject of this interview, who responded positively and collegially. Fast forwarding from […]

I attended my first DHS S&T Showcase 3 years ago and since then I have looked forward eagerly each year to see what new cyber technologies are emerging from the shadows due to the funding provided by DHS. DHS S&T steps in to help cyber start-ups and government researchers in many ways to get new […]

I have been saying for a while that security automation, orchestration, and response (SOAR) tools are key enablers for tranforming SOC operations. And these tools have matured from glorified python script engines to sophisticated and integated tools over the last couple of years, providing some of the latest machine learning and AI capabilities. This has […]