Cybercrime , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Fraud Risk Management

Defending Research Programs Against Foreign Threats

Trust Farm CEO Allen Phelps Offers Best Security Practices for Research Organizations
Allen Phelps, CEO, Trust Farm

Allen Phelps, CEO of the security firm Trust Farm, reviews some of the tactics, techniques and procedures used by foreign influence threat actors to target research organizations and shares some best practices to defend against those threats.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of its RSA Conference 2021 coverage, Phelps discusses:

  • Tactics and techniques used by foreign influence threat actors to target research organizations;
  • Best practices for organizations to defend research programs;
  • Identifying and managing insider threat risk.

Phelps is a board-certified corporate security and risk management professional who has focused his career on delivering insider threat management-as-a-service solutions. He's CEO of Trust Farm LLC.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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