How Elite Analyst Teams are Transforming Security with Threat Reconnaissance

Recent high profile Advanced persistent threat (APT) breaches have highlighted not only the need to see your whole attack surface from the attackers’ perspectives, but the need to get ahead of these threats by monitoring threat actor infrastructures as they evolve.

Organizations in a variety of high-risk industries continually face sophisticated threat actors, and many have fundamentally changed their organizations’ approach to security by implementing forward-leaning threat reconnaissance programs.

In this webinar, we will look at case studies from consumer banks and big retail to illustrate how these organizations are leveraging their analyst teams in more strategic ways to vastly improve their security postures. Learn how these organizations are getting the upper hand on high-criticality threats by tracing, mapping and monitoring the infrastructures of their high priority adversaries.

On Demand
1h 00min

We will cover the following:

  • Real-world examples of how organizations are benefiting from cyber recon;
  • A practical illustration using a real-world threat actor;
  • How a cyber reconnaissance program can extract greater context around novel threats, so they can be detected and mitigated at an earlier stage.

Featured Speakers

  • David Monnier
    David Monnier
    Team Cymru

    David Monnier was invited to join Team Cymru in 2007. Prior to Team Cymru, he served in the US Marine Corps as a Non-Commissioned Officer, then went to work at the Indiana University. There, he drove innovation in a high-performance computing center, helping to build some of the most powerful computational systems of their day. He then transitioned to cybersecurity, serving as Lead Network Security Engineer at the university and later helped to launch the Research and Education Networking ISAC. At Team Cymru, he has been systems engineer, a member of the Community Services Outreach Team, and a security analyst. David led efforts to standardize and secure the firm’s threat intelligence infrastructure, and he served as Team Lead of Engineering, establishing foundational processes that the firm relies on today. As a Team Cymru Fellow, he continues to focus on Team Cymru’s community services, such as assisting CSIRT teams around the globe and fostering collaboration and data sharing within the community to make the Internet a safer place.

  • Josh Hopkins
    Josh Hopkins
    Threat Analyst
    Team Cymru

    Josh has been a member of Team Cymru's threat intelligence team for the past 3.5 years, seeking to further the company's mission of making the Internet a more secure and safe space. Prior to Team Cymru, he spent time working with BAE Systems, as well as 8 years in UK law enforcement.

  • Peggy Bresnick-Kendler
    Peggy Bresnick-Kendler
    Contributing Editor
    Dark Reading

    Peggy Bresnick Kendler has been a professional writer for the past 30 years. She has worked as an editor, publicist and school district technology coordinator. During the past decade, Peggy has worked on UBM TechWeb financial services technology-centered projects on behalf of companies that represent some of the most prominent names in the insurance, banking, and capital markets technology fields. Peggy has written a recurring department featured in Insurance & Technology since 1996, and she has produced a recurring department for Bank Systems & Technology since 2003. From 1998 through 2001, she served as editor-in-chief of School Technology Market Report, a bimonthly newsletter for school district technology leaders. Peggy formerly was manager of communications for the American Insurance Association's Service Group. She has also worked in the IT area of Dun & Bradstreet, where she reported directly to the director of IS planning and consulting. Peggy holds a Bachelor's degree in English from Skidmore College, a Master's degree in education from Sacred Heart University and a Master's degree in educational technology from Fairfield University.

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