Last week, news reports said the United States government was considering enacting sanctions against individuals and organizations in China and Russia for their involvement in hacking incidents targeting US companies. While hacks against government bodies like the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) have received the most attention, these sanctions are not aimed at these sorts of attacks. These actions may sound like a giant…Read More
Chief Cybersecurity Officer
- 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."
Up to now, there have been relatively few laws or regulations from government agencies that mandate just how companies should protect their data. In the United States, however, that may be about to change. Earlier this week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit decided in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. that the…Read More
“There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo The world has reached a point of inflection in cybercrime. As cyberspace abounds with cyber privateers, and many nations of the world become havens for these modern-day pirates, it appears that…Read More
Mainstream media have repeatedly described the threat landscape as constantly evolving, that attacks are becoming more sophisticated and the people behind these are more equipped. This assertion, though certainly true, elicits questions on how sophisticated these targeted attacks are, how a digital insider stays hidden, and how to mitigate these threats. By now, we are…Read More
We often debate who the most sophisticated hackers in the world are. I firmly believe that there is a direct correlation between the chess-playing community and hacking. To this point, I would tip my hat to the Eastern European hacker crews of 2011 and 2012. There are three historical factors that distinguish Eastern Europe hackers…Read More