[March] Chapter Meeting – Anonymous Sharing of Cyber Security Incidents, Paul Kurtz, CEO TruSTAR Technology

Presented by Paul Kurtz, CEO TruSTAR Technology

Thursday, March 16, 2017

5:30 PM Networking and Dinner

6:15 PM – The ISSA-NOVA Program

Paul Kurtz– Co-Founder and CEO of TruSTAR Technology

Paul photoToday we fight adversaries individually, not collectively. Companies are working in silos to defend their individual infrastructures.

Security operators and defense teams do not have visibility into cyber security incident information from their peers, even though they may be seeing the same attack methods or adversaries. The lack of an effective exchange and collaboration between companies is the Achilles heel our enemies continue to exploit.

On top of that, security spending is estimated to eclipse $1 Trillion in the next five years and much of this is going to monitoring and automation vs. true intelligence exchange. This current paradigm is not sustainable.

Come and join a discussion about a new cybersecurity model that maximizes the use of the network (much like the bad guys) and incentivizes the exchange of actionable threat incident data.

TruSTAR is the first security intelligence exchange platform built to incentivize anonymous information sharing among enterprises. As companies see data relevant to them they can easily submit, sanitize, and share data to discover how cyber incidents relate to other companies. TruSTAR hosts a vetted network of 50+ elite enterprise cyber security teams from across sectors and around the world.

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Paul Kurtz is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity and the co-founder and CEO of TruSTAR Technology. Paul began working on cyber security at the White House in the late 1990s. He served in senior positions on the White House’s National Security and Homeland Security Councils under Presidents Clinton and Bush.

After leaving government, Paul has held numerous private sector cybersecurity positions including founding the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (Acquired by Tech America), Executive Director of SAFECode, Managing Partner of Good Harbor Consulting in Abu Dhabi, and CISO of CyberPoint International.

Paul’s work in intelligence analysis, counterterrorism, critical infrastructure protection, and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction influenced his approach to cybersecurity. Specifically, the fields highlighted the need to build an exchange platform which addresses barriers to sharing information–bureaucratic, legal, and market risk and concerns–while providing immediate value to operators defending networks.

Location

CSRA, Inc.

15036 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151

Parking

You can park in front of the building else behind in the garage.  CSRA personnel will be at the entrance for security.  Our conference room is the first one on the right.

 Registration: http://tinyurl.com/issa-nova-2017mar16

Actual Registration URL is:  https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=5501aca81a55452e81e91ff2204736bf

For registration info contact Saravanan Ramachari at: mailto:vp_programs@issa-nova.org

ISSA-NOVA Officers

President: John von Ruden

Vice Presidents: Houda Abdelghani, Constantinos Doskas, Rhonda Farrell, Karen Frederick, Raja Medicherla, Saravanan Ramachari, Bud Roth, Raymond Stamps

Sponsored By: The ISSA Northern Virginia (ISSA-NOVA) Chapter of ISSA International