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.

Russia-China cybercriminal collaboration could “destabilize” international order

MITRE's Inside-R Protect goes deep into the behavior side of insider threats

MITRE's Inside-R Protect goes deep into the behavior side of insider threats

The new Inside-R program looks to collect historical insider threat data to more deeply analyze behaviors that signal risk.

Location data poses risks to individuals, organizations

Location data poses risks to individuals, organizations

App-based location data has been used against individuals, and that presents real risks for those people and organizations.

Congressional hearings focus on AI, machine learning challenges in cybersecurity

Congressional hearings focus on AI, machine learning challenges in cybersecurity

Talent shortages and ensuring that AI and machine learning systems are trustworthy are among the biggest concerns explained to the U.S. Congress.

Latest Cyberspace Solarium Commission 2.0 Report focuses on cyber workforce

Latest Cyberspace Solarium Commission 2.0 Report focuses on cyber workforce

The June 2022 report offers recommendations to the private sector, U.S. Congress, and the federal government to build up the nation's cybersecurity talent pool.

OPM's $63 million breach settlement offer: Is it enough?

OPM's $63 million breach settlement offer: Is it enough?

The nature and scope of the data stolen in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management presents a life-long risk to victims, who might get as little as $700 if the court accepts the settlement.

HiQ v LinkedIn court ruling will have a material effect on privacy

HiQ v LinkedIn court ruling will have a material effect on privacy

A U.S. appeals court has ruled that hiQ's scraping of public LinkedIn data is not a violation of the U.S. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

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

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

The criminal trial offers a lesson in the value of both CISOs and organizations adhering to a policy of truth, transparency and trust when it comes to security.

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.

The Ukraine/Russia information war is forcing companies to choose a side

The Ukraine/Russia information war is forcing companies to choose a side

Both Russia and Ukraine are making demands and requests of companies to help control information around their conflict. However they respond has consequences.

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