Norm Laudermilch, LookingGlass’s Chief Cyber Officer, shares his knowledge and expertise on AI & emerging tech and how agencies can continue to better protect themselves against modern security threats.
Cybersecurity threats at one time came barging in through the front door. Adversaries might be stealthy, in wanting to plant, say, an advanced persistent threat. The point is they produced evidence of their presence. The trick was to find those footprints before they got too far.
During the Defense 1 Tech Summit, Rep. Jim Langevin, (RI-02), United States Congress, Chris Lynch, CEO and Co-Founder, Rebellion Defense, Ylli Bajraktari, Executive Director, National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, and Patrick Tucker, Technology Editor at Defense One, discussed the future of defense innovation and development, the role of industry, and how the United States can keep their edge over their adversaries.
This Q&A was conducted as part of the NextGov Emerging Technology Summit. Gilman Louie, CEO, LookingGlass was interviewed by James Hanson, Group Publisher, Federal and Technology Markets at GovExec and VP of NextGov.
During the Defense 1 Tech Summit, Mieke Eoyang, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, and Patrick Tucker, Technology Editor at Defense One, discussed the current state of cyber policy and how it relates to national security, democracy, and how the Department of Defense (DoD) plans to prepare against future challenges of cyber warfare.
It is critical to determine which threats are the most relevant to an organization. In our last post in this series, we look at how to identify and prioritize threats to develop and implement mitigations and reduce risk based on the most dangerous threats.
The threats of cyber attacks against a myriad of industries have been one of the top news stories of 2021. One of the most prominent attacks being used by threat actors is exploiting third-party risk by going after an organization’s supply chain. While there are unique vulnerabilities to all organizations from supply chain cyber-attacks, the threats posed to the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) are arguably the most urgent.
Before diving into threat intelligence, organizations should conduct a risk assessment to understand their business risk. Properly conducted, risk assessments can provide a thorough picture of an organization’s mission, functions, IT, organizational assets, and reputation.
While major cyber attacks and APT groups dominate the news, many organizations are more likely to be plagued by more common threats. In fact, according to a 2021 Threat Hunting report, the most common attacks observed by practitioners are malware, phishing, network intrusion, and ransomware