Christopher Burgess

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Christopher Burgess is a writer, speaker and commentator on security issues. He is a former senior security advisor to Cisco, and has also been a CEO/COO with various startups in the data and security spaces. He served 30+ years within the CIA which awarded him the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal upon his retirement. Cisco gave him a stetson and a bottle of single-barrel Jack upon his retirement. Christopher co-authored the book, “Secrets Stolen, Fortunes Lost, Preventing Intellectual Property Theft and Economic Espionage in the 21st Century”. He also founded the non-profit, Senior Online Safety.

Uber CISO's trial underscores the importance of truth, transparency, and trust

China's cyber espionage focus: intellectual property theft

China's cyber espionage focus: intellectual property theft

The recently uncovered Operation CuckooBees campaign shows how serious China is about using IP theft as a competitive advantage. Protect IP now or chase it later.

SolarWinds breach lawsuits: 6 takeaways for CISOs

SolarWinds breach lawsuits: 6 takeaways for CISOs

Civil lawsuits aim to show that SolarWinds and its CISO did not take adequate actions to prevent a breach. Here's how security leaders can protect themselves and their organizations from similar claims.

New Five Eyes alert warns of Russian threats targeting critical infrastructure

New Five Eyes alert warns of Russian threats targeting critical infrastructure

The alert provides detailed information on Russian government and state-sponsored cybercriminal groups as well as guidance for reducing risk.

JHL Biotech's theft of Genentech data holds lessons for infosec

JHL Biotech's theft of Genentech data holds lessons for infosec

Genentech employees stole the company's data on behalf of JHL Biotech for years. What could they have done to spot the theft sooner?

Meta, Apple emergency data request scam holds lessons for CISOs

Meta, Apple emergency data request scam holds lessons for CISOs

Fake requests from law enforcement gave cybercriminals access to sensitive customer data. It's a signal for CISOs to work with business to review and update processes for these requests.

What is the risk of retaliation for taking a corporate stance on Russia?

What is the risk of retaliation for taking a corporate stance on Russia?

Hacktivists, Russia and its proxies, and even partisan cybercriminals have taken cyber actions against organizations for their decisions regarding the attack on Ukraine.

New insider threat: Bad business decisions that put IP at risk

New insider threat: Bad business decisions that put IP at risk

The U.S. FTC forced Weight Watchers to destroy algorithms after it violated privacy laws, giving CISOs another worry over protecting intellectual property.

Why CISOs everywhere should pay attention to the US global threat assessment

Why CISOs everywhere should pay attention to the US global threat assessment

The recent Global Threat Assessment briefing and the ODNI’s threat assessment report provides valuable insight on what to expect from the country's most dangerous adversaries.

Internet sanctions against Russia pose risks, challenges for businesses

Internet sanctions against Russia pose risks, challenges for businesses

Sanctions on Russian attack for its attack on Ukraine and its response will change the way the internet is used, forcing companies to make hard decisions.

MITRE and partners build insider threat knowledge base

MITRE and partners build insider threat knowledge base

MITRE Engenuity and major business partners have developed an knowledge base of malicious insiders' tactics, techniques and procedures.

Clearview AI commercialization of facial recognition raises concerns, risks

Clearview AI commercialization of facial recognition raises concerns, risks

Facial recognition as a service has caught the attention of regulators and litigators. CISOs at companies considering the technology need strong privacy protections in place.

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