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Nov 10, 2014

In this episode

  • Adam and Dmitri discuss what is (and what isn't) threat intelligence
  • We discuss strategic, tactical and operational security intelligence
  • Who is using threat intelligence, and how?
  • Adam talks about the success factors, key points, and trends
  • Michael asks how an organization can know whether they're READY for a threat intelligence program
  • Adam explains the term "finished intelligence"
  • Adam describes tactical intelligence, while Dmitri gives his take on strategic intelligence
  • We discuss the merits of education and awareness - first
  • How important is attribution, really?
  • 3 critical things an enterprise *must be doing* before jumping into threat intelligence as a program


  • Adam Meyers ( @adamcyber ) - Adam Meyers has over a decade of experience within the information security industry. He has authored numerous papers that have appeared at peer reviewed industry venues and has received awards for his dedication to the field. At CrowdStrike, Adam serves as the VP of Intelligence. Within this role it is Adam’s responsibility to oversee all of CrowdStrike’s intelligence gathering and cyber-adversarial monitoring activities. Adam’s Global Intelligence Team supports both the Product and Services divisions at CrowdStrike and Adam manages these endeavors and expectations. Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Adam was the Director of Cyber Security Intelligence with the National Products and Offerings Division of SRA International. He served as a senior subject matter expert for cyber threat and cyber security matters for a variety of SRA projects. He also provided both technical expertise at the tactical level and strategic guidance on overall security program objectives. During his tenure at SRA International, Adam also served as the Product Manager for SRA’s dynamic malware analysis platform Cyberlock.
  • Dmitri Alperovitch ( @dmitricyber ) - Dmitri Alperovitch is the Co-Founder and CTO of CrowdStrike Inc., leading its Intelligence, Technology and CrowdStrike Labs teams.  A renowned computer security researcher, he is a thought-leader on cybersecurity policies and state tradecraft.  Prior to founding CrowdStrike, Dmitri was a Vice President of Threat Research at McAfee, where he led company’s global Internet threat intelligence analysis and investigations. In 2010 and 2011, Alperovitch led the global team that investigated and brought to light Operation Aurora, Night Dragon and Shady RAT groundbreaking cyberespionage intrusions, and gave those incidents their names. In 2013, Alperovitch received the prestigious recognition of being selected as MIT Technology Review’s “Young Innovators under 35” (TR35), an award previously won by such technology luminaries as Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg and Jonathan Ive. Alperovitch was named Foreign Policy Magazine’s Leading Global Thinker for 2013, an award shared with Secretary of State John Kerry, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. He was the recipient of the prestigious Federal 100 Award for his contributions to the federal information security in 2011 and recognized in 2013 as one Washingtonian’s Tech Titans for his accomplishments in the field of cybersecurity. With more than a decade of experience in the field of information security, Alperovitch is an inventor of eighteen patented technologies and has conducted extensive research on reputation systems, spam detection, web security, public-key and identity-based cryptography, malware and intrusion detection and prevention. Alperovitch holds a master's degree in Information Security and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, both from Georgia Institute of Technology.