Name: Richard Stiennon, Author and Industry Analyst
Topic: Countering Targeted Attacks: APT Defense
Date of Webinar: 4th April, 2019
Time and Location: 11am EST/8:30 IST/4pm GMT
Speaker Bio: Richard Stiennon is Chief Research Analyst for IT-Harvest, the firm he founded in 2005, to cover the 2,200 vendors that make up the IT security industry. He has presented on the topic of cybersecurity in 29 countries on six continents. He is a lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Australia. He is the author of Secure Cloud Transformation: The CIO’s Journey and Surviving Cyberwar (Government Institutes, 2010) and Washington Post Best Seller, There Will Be Cyberwar. He writes for Forbes, CSO Magazine, and The Analyst Syndicate. He is a member of the advisory board at the Information Governance Initiative and sits on the Responsible Recycling Technical Advisory Committee, the standard for electronic waste. Stiennon was Chief Strategy Officer for Blancco Technology Group, the Chief Marketing Officer for Fortinet, Inc. and VP Threat Research at Webroot Software. Prior to that he was VP Research at Gartner, Inc. He has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and his M.A. in War in the Modern World from King’s College, London. Follow @cyberwar on Twitter.
Topic Abstract: Industry analyst, Richard Stiennon, spells out the difference between everyday threats and what happens when your organization is in the cross hair of a determined adversary. It’s a scary prospect but some of the most highly targeted organizations in the world are deploying tools, people, and processes that are effective. For now, the attackers are evolving too.