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LookingGlass Cyber Security Thought Leaders to Present at Secure360

CTO, Allan Thomson and Principal Data Scientist, Dr. Jamison Day, Provide Insights for Threat Intelligence Programs and Supply Chain Cybersecurity

Reston, VA – May 10, 2017 – LookingGlass™ Cyber Solutions, a leader in threat intelligence-driven security, today announced that the company’s CTO, Allan Thomson, and Principal Data Scientist, Dr. Jamison Day, will speak at Secure360 Twin Cities, the professional conference of choice for comprehensive security and risk management education. Secure360 focuses on collaboration for an interconnected world to improve business, increase knowledge and build strategies to protect an organization’s greatest assets.

The Secure360 conference will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 16-17, 2017. For additional information on this event, please visit: https://secure360.org/secure360-twin-cities/.

Thomson and Day will lead the following sessions:

Optimize Your Supply Chain Cybersecurity

Securing your organization’s cyber activity is no longer enough. Contracting with vendors solves many business challenges, but it also creates cyber vulnerabilities. Hackers not only know this; they are exploiting it. Join this session to discuss your supply chain cybersecurity challenges with other attendees and develop a draft implementation plan for applying what you learn within your organization. The presentation will review current trends (e.g. 22% annual growth in cyber incidents involving partners) and recent attacks/breaches that have originated via supply chain partners (e.g. Target, Home Depot, OPM, DoD). Speakers will also explore supplier selection practices that can enhance supply chain cybersecurity.

  • When: May 17, 2017 from 4:15pm-5:15pm CT
  • Who:  Dr. Jamison Day, Principal Data Scientist, LookingGlass Cyber Solutions & Allan Thomson

Dr. Jamison M. Day is a decision science Ph.D. dedicated to improving information sharing among people and organizations. He was selected as 1 of 5 members nation-wide to serve on a supply chain security team for the U.S. director of national intelligence. His interactive analytics products have helped Microsoft and the Department of Homeland Security reduce business processes from days and hours to mere seconds.

Dr. Day has presented his work at venues including the White House, National Science Foundation, Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Northern Command. Academic affiliations have included the University of Denver, Louisiana State University, the University of Houston and Indiana University. He has written 20 articles appearing in academic journals and practitioner outlets including Decision Sciences Journal, Journal of the Association for Information Systems and Journal of Supply Chain Management.

Building Successful Threat Intelligence Programs

Threat intelligence is a broad topic that can solve many issues for organizations. This presentation introduces how threat intelligence can be applied across cyber, brand, physical, executive assessment, compliance and legal areas providing attendees with an introduction to insights on how to justify and build a threat intelligence program.

The key elements of TI programs will also be covered, including: assessment and requirements, selecting or hiring the team, defining team roles and functions necessary across TI programs, defining the key processes for TI programs including example workflows that work best across cyber, brand, phishing and social media TI monitoring, etc. Finally, an end-to-end use case will be demonstrated that provides a complete success story.

  • When: May 16, 2017 from 11:00am – 12:00pm CT
  • Who: Allan Thomson, Chief Technology Officer, LookingGlass Cyber Solutions

As LookingGlass CTO, Allan Thomson has significant experience across network, security and distributed systems technologies. Thomson leads technical strategy, architecture and product development across all LookingGlass threat defense product lines including threat intelligence platforms and threat mitigation platforms.

Prior to LookingGlass, Thomson served as principal engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc., where he led the software architecture and design of the company’s cyber threat defense system and platform exchange grid. He was responsible for overall systems management and security telemetry collection/aggregation and distributed threat analysis/intelligence services in multi-tenant public and private cloud deployments.

About LookingGlass Cyber Solutions
LookingGlass Cyber Solutions delivers comprehensive threat intelligence-driven security through a scalable solution portfolio of machine readable threat intelligence (MRTI), a threat intelligence management platform with 100+ data sources transformed into global Internet and threat intelligence, network-based threat mitigation, and threat intelligence services. By addressing risks across structured Indicators of Compromise (IoCs), unstructured and open source data (OSINT), and internal network telemetry, customers gain unprecedented understanding into threats that may impact their business including cyber, physical assets, and third party partners. Prioritized, relevant and timely insights enable customers to operationalize threat intelligence in an effective and efficient way throughout the threat lifecycle. For more information, visit https://www.lookingglasscyber.com/.