Collective Intelligence Podcast, Colby DeRodeff of Verodin
SAN FRANCISCO—Enterprises can be in the dark about the effectiveness of their security controls against commodity or advanced attacks. One need look no further than the epidemic of breaches and cybercrime and nation-state activity to understand that attackers have the time and resources to find and exploit gaps—and it’s usually only then when organizations understand their true exposure.
In this episode of the Collective Intelligence Podcast, Colby DeRodeff, chief technology officer of Verodin explains how his company, in partnership with Flashpoint and others, is attempting to get ahead of this situation.
This week at RSA Conference 2019, Verodin announced its new Threat Actor Assurance Program (TAAP) of which Flashpoint is a partner and providing its capabilities to the program. The program also includes the release of a Threat Actor Assurance Module (TAAM), which gives users the ability to determine if threat actors could get through their defenses before the actual attack by making threat intelligence actionable.
The module validates a user’s defensive capabilities to prevent, detect, and alert on both indicators of compromise and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), including the MITRE ATT&CK framework. It elevates misconfigurations and vulnerabilities on the network, and allows organizations to address them before falling victim to a threat actor.
DeRodeff explains the need enterprise security operations teams and analysts have for finished intelligence and how that is the underpinning of the Threat Actor Assurance Module. He also discusses some of the common concerns and questions users have about their environments and how threat intelligence brings context to complex scenarios and better informs their decisions around risk.
“Organizations can now understand exactly which threat actor groups could compromise them and how their defenses will perform before the actual attack,” he said in a release announcing the new program.
The Collective Intelligence Podcast, presented by Flashpoint and hosted by Editorial Director Mike Mimoso, features regular interviews with a diverse set of industry experts and Flashpoint analysts on the latest information security news and industry trends.
Michael Mimoso brings over a decade of experience in IT security news reporting to Flashpoint. As Editorial Director, he collaborates with marketing, analyst, and leadership teams to share the company’s story. Prior to Flashpoint, Mike was as an Editor of Threatpost, where he covered security issues and cybercrime affecting businesses and end-users.
Prior to joining Threatpost, Mike was Editorial Director of the Security Media Group at TechTarget and Editor of Information Security magazine where he won several ASBPE national and regional writing awards. In addition, Information Security was a two-time finalist for national magazine of the year. He has been writing for business-to-business IT publications for 11 years, with a primary focus on information security.
Earlier in his career, Mike was an editor and reporter at several Boston-area newspapers. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts.