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West Point Focuses Efforts on Cyber Defense with the Army Cyber Institute

CounterTack would like congratulate the Army Cyber Institute (ACI) at West Point on its ribbon cutting ceremony on October 3, 2014. The ACI’s mission is an important one for our country and they have assembled an incredible team led by Colonel Greg Conti and Chair LTG (R) Rhett Hernandez. I was fortunate enough to be present for the ribbon cutting on a beautiful, sunny day along the Hudson River at West Point. 

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Topics: Cyber Defense, APT, cybersecurity, endpoint security, CounterTack, Breaches, Security Intelligence, Neal Creighton, Gartner Cool Vendor, Army Cyber Institute, General Rhett Hernandez, Colonel Greg Conti, U.S. Army

The First Federally-Funded Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

This news flew under the radar for the most part, and I neglected to pick this up in a timely fashion through my feeds. But MITRE announced that it was awareded $29M to start the first federall-funded cybersecurity of excellence of its kind. Reports also state that this initiative could receive over $5B over the next 25 years. 

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Topics: Cyber Defense, Network Security, APT, cybersecurity, Tom Bain, endpoint security, CounterTack, Security Intelligence, cybersecurity research, cybersecurity R&D

Cyber Resiliency is a Message That Resonates

I've been attending the Inbound Conference, hosted by HubSpot this week, to brush up on a few things in my discipline (Marketing). Speakers present new Marketing strategies, and mainly inspiration for Marketers to find truly different ways to communicate to audiences. Every session focuses on specific tactics, like blogging or email or telling better stories.

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Topics: Cyber Crime, Cyber Defense, Cyber Security, Cyber Attack, APT, cybersecurity, Tom Bain, Sentinel, endpoint security, CounterTack, threat detection, Zero-day Attack, Security Intelligence, Breach, Gartner Cool Vendor

Gartner’s Top Security Trends and Takeaways: Intelligence Top of Mind and Honeypots on the Horizon

Last week, Gartner presented their Top Security Trends and Takeaways for 2013 that was led by Earl Perkins, Research VP. Perkins took a comprehensive look at the shifting challenges and opportunities within the cybersecurity field.

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Topics: Cyber Defense, Honeypot, Gartner

RSA Conference 2013: What a week it was!

On the heels of the RSA Conference last week, our entire CounterTack team is still buzzing with excitement about the show. The week was a whirlwind of dynamic presentations and panels, thought provoking discussions and demos, first-looks at the latest innovations across the security industry, and most importantly for us, a time to connect and engage with our customers, partners and peers. 

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Topics: Cyber Defense, Cyber Security, Our Thoughts, RSA, Events

Sean Bodmer, Chief Security Researcher, CounterTack

We are pleased to announce Sean Bodmer as Chief Security Researcher at Countertack. Sean joins us from Damballa where he was also the senior security researcher. We believe that Sean will greatly enhance our mission in delivering “next generation” host intrusion detection & prevention.

A highly visible authority on the frontlines of cyber security, Bodmer brings a unique background and industry perspective to advanced threat detection and analysis to CounterTack.

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Topics: Cyber Crime, Cyber Defense, Cyber Security, Predictions, Cyber Attack, Cyber attack intelligence, APT, Zero-day Attack, Breach

Introducing CounterTack’s New Senior Vice President of Sales

We are very pleased to introduce Kirk Appelman to the CounterTack team today as senior vice president of sales. Kirk, a veteran security executive, will be responsible for the direction and management of our sales operations, as well as driving CounterTack’s overall revenue growth.

Specializing in information security for more than a decade, Kirk holds more than 20 years’ experience in technology sales and sales management. He joins our team from Damballa, where he served as vice president of service provider solutions and established the company’s Telco/ISP business, which under his leadership became a substantial piece of the company’s overall revenue. He also established the company’s international presence by signing marquis clients across Europe and Asia. Prior to Damballa, he was a director of sales at Proofpoint, where he restructured and led the successful growth of the company’s business in the Eastern United States. Throughout his career, Kirk has also held sales leadership positions with McAfee, Juniper Networks and Internet Security Systems (ISS). You can read Kirk’s full bio here.

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Topics: Cyber Defense, Cyber Security, Cyber Attack, Cyber attack intelligence, APT, Honeynets, Detecting in-progress attack, Breaches, Zero-day Attack, News, Breach

A New Kind of Warfare: Should Enterprise Follow Suit?

The New York Times posted a thought-provoking editorial piece this weekend on our nation’s cyber security efforts and the intensifying focus the government is taking on developing offensive capabilities to combat our cyber adversaries – hackers, criminals and foreign governments, mainly China. But, the piece argues, we’re moving into potentially dangerous territory.

Furthermore, this notion of developing capabilities to “strike back” against cyber attackers has moved beyond the government sector to the enterprise. In recent months, more than a few security startups have made headlines with their bold statements on this controversial issue, urging corporations to take matters into their own hands as “cyber vigilantes,” taking proactive strikes against their attackers’ infrastructure.

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Topics: Cyber Crime, Cyber Defense, Cyber Security, Cyber Attack

What We’re Reading Right Now

A number of recent industry articles have caught our attention lately – all highlighting the serious inadequacies of current security approaches and underscoring the need for fundamental and far-reaching changes. Here are a few of our must-reads for the week:

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Topics: Cyber Crime, Cyber Defense, Cyber Attack, APT

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