In this episode of the podcast: Chris Camacho of Flashpoint joins us to talk about “the deep web” and “the dark web.” Chris and I talk about how companies like Flashpoint monitor the dark web for intelligence and, then, how companies are able to operationalize that intelligence as part of their security and incident response programs.
Spotlight Podcast: Flashpoint’s Allison Nixon on SIM Swapping and the Looming Online Identity Crisis
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 19:08 — 21.9MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSYour smart phone does double and triple duty: letting you do banking, buy a cup of coffee, board a plane or access a sensitive online account. But that doesn’t mean that your phone number is equally as trustworthy. In this Spotlight Podcast, we speak with Flashpoint* head of research Allison Nixon about how a recent rash of SIM swapping attacks highlights a looming crisis in online identity.
Effective collection management is integral to the success of an intelligence operation. What is it and how does it work? Thomas Hofmann, the Vice President of Intelligence at Flashpoint offers a crash-course in creating an effective collection management program.
In this industry perspective, Thomas Hofmann of Flashpoint says that sensational coverage of advanced persistent threat (APT) actors does little to help small and mid sized firms defend their IT environments from more common threats like cyber criminals. The key to getting cyber defense right is understanding the risks to your firm and prioritizing investments to protect critical IT assets.
In this industry perspective, Thomas Hofmann, the Vice President of Intelligence at the firm Flashpoint* warns that the effects of data breaches can often be felt months or years after the actual incident, as stolen data bubbles up in underground marketplaces. He has three pieces of advice for companies that want to develop an incident response plan that mitigates the damage of breaches in the short term and over the long term.