Dave Venable is a former intelligence professional with the National Security Agency, with extensive experience in Computer Network Exploitation and Information Operations. He has also taught about these topics as adjunct faculty at the National Cryptologic School. Dave has developed and managed several U.S. national-level projects in support of global anti-terrorism operations and the Global War on Terror, in addition to providing security consulting to Global 500 companies.
As the Vice President of Cyber Security at Masergy Communications, Dave is responsible for protecting a global network infrastructure, as well as advising multinational companies about protecting their vital digital assets. Dave is a regular keynote speaker and author on information security, and has received numerous awards from the National Security Agency. Dave is a cyber security expert with Strategikon, a European think tank focused on global security; and serves on the Cyber Security Advisory Board of Southern Methodist University.
The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Dave Venable and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.
NSA and Cyber Command are finally splitting. The two organizations have always had very different goals and are even governed by different laws. It wouldn't have even made sense to combine them, except for an overlap of the skills and tools req...