• David Raviv

Past Event - May/2015

Ondrej Krehel, CISSP, CEH

Ondrej Krehel is the founder and principal of LIFARS LLC, an international cybersecurity and digital forensics firm. He’s the former Chief Information Security Officer of Identity Theft 911, the nation’s premier identity theft recovery and data breach management service. He previously conducted forensics investigations and managed the cyber security department at Stroz Friedberg and the Loews Corporation. With two decades of experience in computer security and digital forensics, he has launched investigations into a broad range of IT security matters—from hacker attacks to data breaches to intellectual property theft. His work has received attention from CNN, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, among many others.


“How your 3rd party vendors and partners can hurt you”

Rob Blackin is currently the CTO for SecurityScorecard, a SAAS provider that helps companies understand cyber risks that their vendors and partners pose.

Before SecurityScorecard he was VP Engineering at BlogTalkRadio/Cinchcast where he helped grow the company from startup to 6 million visitors per day. Prior to that was Sr. Director of International Billing Systems for IDT and CIO at VoiceNet/Viatel. Rob holds a BSEE and an MBA.

Digital Shadows

“How big is your shadow?”

We all cast a digital footprint on the Internet with each and every interaction we have online.

Engaging with social media, the latest cloud services and new mobile devices are all essential parts of modern life, but what are the implications of leaving increasing amounts of information about ourselves online and what are the risks to companies?  This talk explores how organisations all cast a digital shadow that could have serious consequences for their security and reputation and discusses options for mitigation including a demonstration of Digital Shadows – a new cyber intelligence service that secures companies’ digital footprints.

Alastair is the CEO and co-founder of Digital Shadows, a cyber threat intelligence company that protects organisations from data loss and targeted cyber attack. By applying an award-winning blend of expertise and technology Digital Shadows enables organisations to exploit social, cloud and mobile technologies while keeping their security and reputations intact.

The company has been recognized for innovation by SWIFT, Cisco and Gartner and was selected for the inaugural London FinTech Innovation Lab run by Accenture.  In 2014 Digital Shadows was selected by the Bank of England to help define the CBEST framework for threat intelligence based security testing of the UK financial sector.

Alastair was named in Computer Weekly’s top 10 rising stars of 2013 and in Financial News’ FinTech 40: Innovators shaping the future of finance.  Alastair co-authored ‘The Impact of Open Source Intelligence on Cybersecurity’, as part of Open Source Intelligence in the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave, 2014).

Alastair received a first class MEng from the University of Bristol in Computer Science and has spent most of his career working with secure government and FTSE 100 clients, specializing in ‘big data’ risk and intelligence projects.

Before founding Digital Shadows, Alastair was International Propositions Manager at BAE Systems Detica.

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