April TASK: Global Impact of Cyber Ops/Hacking Vendor Security Reports

Wednesday 27-April-2022 // 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Meeting Location: Virtual – Register


April TASK (Virtual)

Speakers: Robert Beggs, Larry Gagnon, Dave McMahon
Topic: The Global Impact of Cyber Ops between Ukraine and Russia

Panelists Robert Beggs (Digital Defence), Larry Gagnon (eSentire) and Dave McMahon (Sapper Labs) will approach the evening with the perspective of military and police specialists, and will provide an overview of new developments in cyber warfare that have emerged in the recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia. An overview of “in theatre” events will be provided to overview the actions of the belligerents and their allies directly against each other, and then will discuss how these actions have “spilled over” in the cyber world, where the conflict has grown in new and unexpected ways.


Speaker: Dr. Wade Baker
Topic: Hacking Vendor Security Reports: When and How to use them

There is a treasure-trove of security research we can use tactically in our daily work and strategically to advance our security programs. Let’s walk through key findings from several new security reports – and even an overarching report that analyzes multiple threat reports. Dr. Wade Baker, the man behind security report greatest hits such as the Verizon DBIR and many others will take us behind the scenes to show how to effectively use these reports in our work. Get good at really understanding what the data is telling us in order to use the flurry of vendor security reports with greater literacy. Here are several reports we’ll have a look at:

  • The “state of the state of” threats (rollup of findings from myriad threat reports)
  • Vulnerabilities and measuring exploitability (deep analysis of actual live assets and vulnerabilities)
  • Security outcomes and success (unique analysis across several thousand organizations

Dr. Wade Baker is a Co-Founder of the Cyentia Institute, which focuses on improving cybersecurity knowledge and practice through data-driven research. He’s also a professor in Virginia Tech’s College of Business, working to prepare the next generation of industry leaders. Prior to this, Wade held positions as the VP of Strategy at ThreatConnect and was the CTO of Security Solutions at Verizon, where he had the great privilege of leading Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) research team for 8 years.


Don’t forget to register for the webinar now (free) to ensure you get access on the night: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1216504728816/WN_fs7_Uif5QnqQtAtgdOjtzQ

We look forward to see you all then,
The TASK Steering Committee

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