Governance & Risk Management

Tom Kellermann on Upping the Cyber Response Ante

Strategic Cyber Ventures CEO Says It's Time for US to Get Serious with Adversaries
Tom Kellermann, CEO, Strategic Cyber Ventures

We all see the heightened global tensions with Russia, North Korea and China. But what's happening below the surface, where cyberattacks originate? Tom Kellermann of Strategic Cyber Ventures shares insight on the shifting threat landscape - and how the U.S. must re-think its response.

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In an interview at Information Security Media Group's recent New York City Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit, where Kellermann was a featured speaker, he discusses:

  • How nation-state rhetoric translates to cyber response;
  • How nation-state attacks have evolved in pernicious ways;
  • How the U.S. policy and response must evolve - and why it must embrace its hacker community.

Kellermann, CEO at Strategic Cyber Ventures, is a cyber-intelligence expert, author, professor and leader in the field of cybersecurity. Having held a seat on the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President of the United States and serving as an adviser to the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance, Kellermann has worked in the highest levels of cybersecurity. As chief cybersecurity officer for Trend Micro Inc., he was responsible for analysis of emerging cybersecurity threats and relevant defensive technologies. In addition to his professional work, Kellermann was a professor at American University's School of International Service and the Kogod School of Business, and he co-authored the book, "E-safety and Soundness: Securing Finance in a New Age." Kellermann is a Certified Information Security Manager and a Certified Ethical Hacker.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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