August 19, 2014 at 6:30 PM
ISSA National Capital Chapter August meeting topic:
Combating Today's Targeted Attacks
by Tom Kellermann, VP Cyber Security at Trend Micro
Targeted attacks can only be thwarted by increasing the level of discomfort of the adversary to a point where they cannot expend the resources to maintain persistence. Advanced persistent response is the future of cyber security.
About the Speaker
Within this role Tom Kellermann is a trusted advisor for Cybersecurity. Tom is responsible for analysis of emerging cybersecurity threats and relevant defensive technologies.
Tom Kellermann served as a Commissioner on The Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency and serves as an advisor to the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA), and the National Board of Information Security Examiners Panel for Penetration Testing. Tom is a Professor at American University's School of International Service and the Kogod School of Business. Tom is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
Prior to joining Trend, Tom held the position as Vice President of Security for Core Security for 6 years. Previously, Tom was the Senior Data Risk Management Specialist for the World Bank Treasury Security Team, where he was responsible for internal cyber-intelligence and policy and for advising central banks around the world about their cyber-risk posture and layered security architectures. In 2003, Tom co-authored the book "E-safety and Soundness: Securing Finance in a New Age."
Favorite quote: “There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.” –Victor Hugo
Experience: 16 years
Specialty: Financial sector cyber security and cyber security for government agencies
Education: M.A., American University; B.A., University of Michigan
Expert in Action: Tom appeared on BrightTalk to give this 2 minute overview "The Future of Endpoint Security." Watch RSA Interview with Tom, "The Evolution of Cyber-Attacks". Tom recently appeared on Fox Business News to discuss threats to mobile banking and payment transactions.The Accidental Insider Threat: Tom joins a panel of experts to explore the threats posed by “accidental insiders”— individuals who can unknowingly present a major risk to an organization and its infrastructure. Airing on Federal News Radio. Watch Tom's interview about attacks on Apple devices on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers" Read Tom's latest opinion piece, How the Thwart the Digital Insider - An Advanced Persistent Response to Targeted Attacks