Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Governance & Risk Management

Proof of Concept: China's Threat to National Security

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Clockwise, from top left: Anna Delaney, Tom Field, John Kindervag and Grant Schneider

In the latest "Proof of Concept," John Kindervag, creator of zero trust and senior vice president of cybersecurity strategy at ON2IT, and Grant Schneider, senior director for cybersecurity services at Venable LLP, explore the latest threats and vulnerabilities affecting national security. Kindervag and Schneider join Anna Delaney, director of productions at ISMG, and Tom Field, senior vice president of editorial at ISMG, to discuss:

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  • An overview of the first-ever Cyber Safety Review Board analysis, which shares recommendations in response to the Log4j event;
  • The potential danger to national security posed by a popular Chinese-made automotive GPS tracker found to contain severe software vulnerabilities and used by 1.5 million people in 169 countries;
  • The dilemma for security teams that need to manage the increasing complexity of evolving work patterns and the individual needs of a distributed workforce.

Prior to joining Venable, Schneider served as the U.S. deputy federal CISO and the U.S. federal CISO and as senior director for cybersecurity policy on the White House National Security Council. He previously served for seven years as chief information officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Kindervag is senior vice president of cybersecurity strategy and an ON2IT Group Fellow at ON2IT Cybersecurity. Previously, he was field CTO at Palo Alto Networks. Earlier in his career, while working at Forrester Research, where he was vice president and principal analyst on the security and risk team, he created the zero trust model. He also previously served as a security consultant, penetration tester and security architect.

"Proof of Concept" runs semimonthly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the June 22 edition on the corporate risk of using social media and the July 18 edition on the new era for digital identity.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

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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