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Distinguished Seminar:  Cyberspies, Counterspies, and the Missing Validators

Date:April 17, 2017 
Talk Title:Cyberspies, Counterspies, and the Missing Validators
Speaker:Juan Andres Guerrero, Senior Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab
Time & Location:12:00pm - 1:00pm
DEC, CIC Building, Pittsburgh


As espionage becomes more prominent in cyberspace, a nascent industry has been born to investigate and mitigate cyberespionage campaigns. Financial incentives have established a structure for this industry that runs counter to the rules of the great game, by naming and shaming countries in their most sensitive operations. As these companies move their work under the cover of NDAs to avoid inflaming political sensitivities, who will rise to solve the validation crisis and keep threat intelligence producers honest? This talk will discuss the evolution of the threat intelligence production space and the role that academia can play within it.

Speaker Bio

Juan Andrés joined GReAT in 2014 to focus on targeted attacks. Before joining Kaspersky, he worked as Senior Cybersecurity and National Security Advisor to the President of Ecuador. Juan Andrés comes from a background of specialized research in Philosophical Logic. His latest publications include 'The Ethics and Perils of APT Research: An Unexpected Transition Into Intelligence Brokerage' and ‘Wave Your False Flags: Deception Tactics Muddying Attribution in Targeted Attacks’.