• David Raviv

Past Event - January/2015

Fireside chat with Leo Taddeo


Special Agent in Charge


Cyber/Special Operations Division


FBI New York Field Office


As the Special Agent in Charge of the Special Operations/Cyber Division, Mr. Taddeo leads over 400 agents and support personnel in cyber investigations, surveillance operations, information technology support, and crisis management.  His previous responsibilities focused on FBI international operations, including service as a Section Chief in the International Operations Division, where he managed FBI operations in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.  Mr. Taddeo also served overseas from 2005 to 2009 as the FBI Legal Attaché in Rome, Italy.  In this role, he worked closely with Italian authorities on counterterrorism and criminal investigations.


Mr. Taddeo began his FBI career in 1995 as a criminal investigator in New York, where he led investigations into Russian and Italian organized crime influence in the securities industry.  Mr. Taddeo has held various roles of increasing responsibilities in the field, including supervising a joint FBI/New York City Police Department Joint Terrorism Task Force and serving as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Baltimore Field Office.


Mr. Taddeo received his degree in applied physics in 1987 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  After completing his studies at Rensselaer, Mr. Taddeo served as a tank officer in the US Marine Corps.  Following his service in the Marines, Mr. Taddeo earned a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University.  Upon graduation, he joined the law firm of Mound, Cotton & Wollan in New York, where he practiced in the field of civil litigation until entering on duty with the FBI.


Introduction to Big Data Techniques for Cybersecurity


The cybersecurity vendor community has no shortage of marketing buzzwords: APT, kill chain, cyber terrain, etc. However, perhaps the most hyped buzzword of them all is Big Data. In this talk we will provide a no-nonsense introduction to open source Big Data tools, such as Apache Hadoop, Apache Accumulo, and Apache Spark and how they can be utilized to combat advanced cyber threats.


The team at Sqrrl has years of experience of putting these Big Data tools to work against petabyte-scale cybersecurity datasets within the US Intelligence Community and at Fortune 100 companies. They will provide some of their lessons learned and best practices on how these tools can be used. they will also show a specific example of Sqrrl’s approach to Big Data Security Analytics.


Speaker: Luis Maldonado, VP of Product at Sqrrl


As VP of Products, Luis is responsible for Sqrrl’s product strategy, management and marketing efforts.  Luis has been designing, building and productizing enterprise software products for over 20 years.  With a keen focus on creating business value from large-scale computing systems, Luis has shaped technologies that include middleware, cloud computing, security and big data into business-driven must have products.  Prior to Sqrrl, Luis led the product management efforts for HP’s Vertica business unit and previously held product leadership positions for companies such as Akamai, Progress Software and Imprivata.  Luis holds a B.S. in computer science and engineering from MIT.


SSH Communications Security is the market leader in developing advanced security solutions that enable, monitor and manage encrypted networks.


In 1995, the company’s founder, Tatu Ylönen, invented the Secure Shell protocol, which soon became the gold standard for data-in-transit security. Today Secure Shell is one of the most widely used protocols in the world and SSH Communications Security has grown to serve over 3,000 customers around the globe.


Throughout our history, we have developed leading edge security solutions that enable organizations to protect against a rapidly growing threat landscape that includes both internal and external actors. Our platform based approach to Secure Shell deployment and management provides the only solution on the market that addresses the need for security, compliance and operational efficiency in today’s complex enterprise environments.


“Risks of uncontrolled Secure Shell”

•  Secure Shell Basics

•  Secure Shell Risks

•  Current State Analysis

•  Compliance Requirements


Joe Scaff, Director of Global Customer Services, SSH Communications Security


Joe serves as Director of Global Customer Services and is responsible for managing of global technical sales, support, professional services teams and customer projects. He brings over 12 years of experience in information technology, including eight years in the information security technology and network communications industry. He has a strong technical background enabling him to deliver strategic solutions to Fortune 500 customers. As Director of Global Customer Services he manages a global high performance and advanced technical team providing large organizations with solutions that meet their security and regulatory needs.

Earlier, he served as a project technical lead and developer for Harvard Pilgrim and Perot Systems focusing on the healthcare industry.


Joe received his Bachelor of Computer Science from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA.

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