Today, I joined a panel at Austin Startup Week to discuss "How Unsupervised Neural Networking Roots Out Insider Threats." The conversation, took place at the Capital Factory here in Austin, Texas—an ideal setting for a forward-thinking cybersecurity discussion.
In the digital age, we've seen a steady evolution of threats, but none perhaps as chilling as the rise of deep fake voices and videos. The ability to mimic someone's voice and use it for malicious intent—from convincing others to take potentially dangerous actions, to fraudulent payments, or even opening security gaps—is a threat too severe to overlook. So, how do we safeguard ourselves in a landscape where our ears can't always be trusted? Enter the challenge response phrase or word.
Austin Startup Week, since its inception in 2011, has always been a vibrant tapestry of Austin's entrepreneurial spirit. A unique confluence of entrepreneurs, local leaders, and enthusiasts, it offers a rich platform to connect, collaborate, and grow. This year marks the 13th iteration of this celebrated event, which will span from November 6-10, 2023. From enlightening sessions, hands-on workshops, to dynamic startup showcases and networking mixers, Austin Startup Week promises to be an engaging experience. To all those who celebrate the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship, I wholeheartedly encourage you to register and be a part of this distinctive celebration of Austin's diverse community of trailblazers.
I attended Texas Cyber Summit for the first time this year. It was hosted at the Marriot in downtown Austin and spans date begin through date end. Overall, I enjoyed the event and plan on going back again next year.
While exploring the security aspects of ManageEngine ADAudit Plus, I discovered a security vulnerability (CVE-2023-32783) that may have far-reaching implications for other product users. These findings indicate that ADAudit Plus contains a vulnerability allowing Windows user accounts to remain completely undetected by ADAudit Plus.
I am delighted to announce the titles of my upcoming presentations for Black Hat 2023, both scheduled for August 10th. Here's a glimpse into what you can expect.
In today's digital age, the role of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has dramatically evolved. Beyond technical expertise, a CISO's responsibilities now encompass leadership, strategic planning, and effective communication with both technical and non-technical stakeholders. Measuring the success of a CISO can be challenging given the multifaceted and ever-evolving nature of cybersecurity.
As a fellow at ICIT and co-author of the book “Securing the Nation’s Critical Infrastructures: A Guide for the 2021-2025 Administration,” I was honored to be asked to speak at the RSA Conference 2023 in San Francisco on the topic of “Digital Supply Chain Security: What Happens When an Organization's Trusted Solutions Can No Longer Be Trusted?” Many thanks to SafeBreach, who sponsored the event and for hosting the reception and book signing afterward.
I am thrilled to announce that I will be participating as a presenter at Black Hat 2023. This year's event is set to be outstanding, and I am eager to exchange knowledge and insights with fellow cybersecurity enthusiasts.
Critical infrastructure refers to those vital systems, networks, and assets whose incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on national security, the economy, public health, or any combination thereof. In the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has demarcated 16 specific critical infrastructure sectors. These sectors serve as the pillars that support the nation's day-to-day operations and its citizens' way of life.