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Conceal TV: Cybersecurity Expert Opinion

National security leaders on cyber threats and solutions. Brought to you by Conceal

Sausalito, Calif. – Nov. 9, 2023

The Conceal TV channel features the top cybersecurity guest experts globally. This programming is brought to you by Conceal, a fast-growing company that is fundamentally changing the approach to cybersecurity by creating a platform where security practitioners can see the latest threat vectors and implement enterprise-wide solutions that comprehensively protect their organization. Don’t miss an episode. Tune in at ConcealTV.com.

Ransomware Actors Persist, The Path Forward

Christopher Cleary, Former U.S. Navy CISO

Chris Cleary, the Department of the Navy’s principal cyber advisor, left federal service after more than four years in Nov. 2023, according to Federal News Network. The DoN brought in Cleary in 2019 through the highly qualified expert authority as the Navy’s CISO and promoted him in 2020 as the first principal cyber advisor. The promotion came via a term-limited senior executive service (SES) member. Shortly after his three-year term ended, Cleary joined Gordon Lawson, CEO at Conceal, for a discussion on ransomware and more. Cleary and Gordon are both U.S. Naval Academy grads.

Thoughts On The World’s First CISO

Gordon Lawson talks about Steve Katz

The chief information security officer (CISO) role dates back to 1994, when financial services giant Citigroup (then Citicorp, ranked 17th on the Fortune 500 at the time) set up a specialized cybersecurity office after suffering a series of cyberattacks from Russian hackers. Steve Katz was anointed CISO. On Dec. 2, 2023, Katz, 81 years old at the time, passed away. In this episode, Gordon Lawson, CEO at Conceal, and Steve Morgan, founder of Cybersecurity Ventures and editor-in-chief at Cybercrime Magazine, remember Katz and his thought leadership and contributions to the cybersecurity industry.

Military Experience In The Cybersecurity Industry

Tom Doughty, former VP & CISO at Prudential

Tom Doughty, former VP & chief information security officer at Prudential Financial (one of the longest-tenured Fortune 500 cybersecurity leaders), is one of the brightest minds in our industry. He is also a former captain, military intelligence, at the U.S. Army. He joined Gordon Lawson, CEO at Conceal, and Steve Morgan, editor-in-chief at Cybercrime Magazine, for an enlightening discussion on the special value that our military personnel bring to the cybersecurity industry, ransomware, and AI. Tom is now CISO at Generate:Biomedicines, a fantastic addition to their team.

How CIOs And CISOs Collaborate

Ken Foster, VP of IT Governance, Risk & Compliance at FLEETCOR

Chief information officers (CIOs) and chief information security officers (CISOs) are bound together in the fight against cybercrime. Ken Foster, a thought leader and cybersecurity expert, joins Gordon Lawson, CEO at Conceal, and Steve Morgan, founder of Cybersecurity Ventures and editor-in-chief at Cybercrime Magazine, for a discussion on the CIO / CISO dynamic. The timing was perfect as Foster recently returned home from the HMG 2023 Executive Leadership Summit series in Atlanta where he was alongside both CIOs and CISOs.

World’s Best-Ever Cybersecurity CEO

Mark McLaughlin, Former Chairman, President & CEO at Palo Alto Networks

In this episode of Conceal TV we’re joined by Mark McLaughlin, chairman of the board at Qualcomm, and former chairman, president & CEO at Palo Alto Networks. Gordon Lawson, CEO at Conceal, calls McLaughlin the best-ever pound-for-pound Cybersecurity CEO. That’s an understatement! Great interview covering cybercrime, cyberwarfare, cybersecurity in the boardroom, women in cybersecurity, the cybersecurity badges from Girl Scouts of the USA, ChatGPT and AI, and a whole lot more. Don’t miss this one!

Protecting SMBs, Cyberinsurance, And More

Terry Oehring, CEO at Solis Security

Small to mid-sized businesses are woefully unprepared for cyberattacks, and yet, they are the target of more than half of all intrusions. Gordon Lawson, CEO at Conceal, and Terry Oehring, CEO at Solis Security, join Steve Morgan, founder of Cybersecurity Ventures and editor-in-chief at Cybercrime Magazine, for a discussion of how MSSPs protect SMBs from cybercrime, cyberinsurance, trends at K-12 schools, and more, in this latest episode of Conceal TV.

Ransomware Hits Home

Cliff Moore, CISO at Wilson Sporting Goods

A mentor once told Cliff Moore, chief information security officer at Wilson Sporting Goods, that there will always be more (cyber) attackers than defenders. How true it is, unfortunately. Ransomware hit home in the Chicago area and Moore tells us how that feels. Gordon Lawson, CEO at Conceal, shares about his hometown of Augusta, Ga., a recent victim of a damaging ransomware attack. But there’s power in unity as you can see when two or more cyber fighters come together.

Cybersecurity Mentorship & Leadership

Colonel Candice Frost, Fmr. U.S. Army & U.S. Cyber Command

When it comes to recruiting more young people and women to the cybersecurity field, our industry needs as many leaders and mentors that we can get. Colonel Candice Frost is one of the best. She joined Gordon Lawson, CEO at Conceal, and Steve Morgan, founder of Cybersecurity Ventures and editor-in-chief at Cybercrime Magazine, for a hard-hitting discussion on the cyber threats we face, a lack of cyber fighters in the U.S. (and globally), and strategies that can make a positive difference. 

Managed IT Services And Cybersecurity

Ed Parker, CEO at Maruga, Inc

Conceal is delivering on its mission to build a world-class partner network. Case in point, Maruga, Inc, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based managed IT services firm, recently signed on to provide its services around ConcealBrowse, which detects, defends and isolates malicious, unknown internet activity across all applications in an enterprise. Gordon Lawson, CEO at Conceal, and Ed Parker, CEO at Maruga, join Cybercrime Magazine for a discussion on the importance of teamwork when it comes to cybersecurity.

Thought Leadership on National Security

Former Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan

Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. was sworn in as the 62nd governor of the State of Maryland on January 21, 2015. Governor Hogan calls Maryland the “cyber capital of the U.S.” The governor joined Gordon Lawson, CEO at Conceal, and Steve Morgan, founder of Cybersecurity Ventures and editor-in-chief at Cybercrime Magazine, for a discussion on cybercrime, cyberwarfare, cybersecurity, all things cyber in the State of Maryland and our country, and more.

Teaming Up With MSSPs In The Fight Against Ransomware

Robert Hall, Product Marketing Director at Brigantia

In 2021, ransomware hit an all-time high, striking a victim every 11 seconds, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. The fastest-growing type of cybercrime shows no signs of slowing down, and is projected to attack a business or consumer every 2 seconds by 2031. Small businesses with limited IT and security resources, in particular, are at great risk. Managed security services providers, or MSSPs, can help, powered by ConcealBrowse, available from Brigantia.

The Past, Present and Future of Ransomware

Tom Quinn, VP & CISO at T. Rowe Price

In 2015, ransomware damages cost the world around $325 million. By 2025, Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that figure will rise to $265 billion. In this episode of Conceal TV, Tom Quinn, vice president and chief information security officer at T. Rowe Price, a top independent investment management firm, joins Gordon Lawson, CEO at Conceal, for a look back on ransomware, as well as the latest gangs and strains threatening organizations globally.

Partners Weaponize Businesses With Cybersecurity

Bob Meindl, CEO at Binary Defense

Binary Defense, a leading managed security service provider (MSSP), has teamed up with Conceal to stop ransomware and credential theft at companies of all sizes. It takes teamwork to weaponize small businesses and large enterprises with cybersecurity solutions and services that effectively stand up against today’s hostile cybercriminals and threats. The leaders of these two companies explain how it works. 

Join Together In The Fight Against Cybercrime

Neal Pollard, Partner at EY

To defeat cybercriminals, we need collaboration between the public and private sector, and vendors and consulting organizations. Neal Pollard, partner at EY, and Gordon Lawson, CEO at Conceal, joined Steve Morgan, editor-in-chief at Cybercrime Magazine, for an enlightening discussion on this critical topic. Pollard, this month’s guest expert, is an adjunct professor at both Columbia University and Georgetown University, and he was previously the CISO at UBS.

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Cybersecurity Talent Crunch: 3.5 Million Unfilled Jobs

Matt Burroughs, CISO at Novolex

Matt Burroughs wanted to be a chemist when he was young. Now he’s the chief information security officer at Hartsville, S.C.-based Novolex, a manufacturer of diverse packaging products for the foodservice, delivery and carryout, food processor and industrial markets. Novolex employs more than 10,000 people and has 57 locations across six countries. Burroughs recently joined Conceal’s CEO Gordon Lawson for a discussion on the cybersecurity worker shortage, and what can be done about it.

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F100 CSO Talks Cybersecurity With Conceal

Paul Connelly, Chief Security Officer at HCA Healthcare

Paul Connelly was the first ever information security officer at The White House, a role he held for more than eight years serving under three presidents. Now he’s the chief security officer for HCA Healthcare, a Fortune 100 healthcare provider that serves tens of millions of patients a year. Connelly caught up with Gordon Lawson, CEO at Conceal, for an insightful discussion with Cybercrime Magazine. Aside from ransomware, Connelly and Lawson share their greatest worries for our nation’s healthcare providers.

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State & Local Government Election Security

Theresa Payton, former CIO at The White House

A new report from Moody’s Investors Service examines the cyber threats to federal and local governments around the midterm elections and the corresponding credit risks. Theresa Payton, former CIO at The White House, author of the book “Manipulated: Inside the Cyberwar to Hijack Elections and Distort the Truth” and an advisor to Conceal, joins Gordon Lawson, CEO at Conceal, to unpack the report findings. According to Moody’s, at a state and local level, variation in the availability of resources and voting technologies results in differing levels of exposure to cybersecurity risks

Story in The Register

What Star Trek Can Teach Us About Cybersecurity

Back to the future with Ron Gula

It may sound like a stretch, but Ron Gula is convinced there is a lot that the ’60s TV show Star Trek can teach us about cybersecurity. The series, and its multiple movie and TV spinoffs, is loaded with intelligent computer systems and hacks — five of which Gula has outlined in one of his regular blogs — but Gula’s favorite is the scene in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan where the crew remotely access the hijacked starship Reliant and enter its combination code to lower its shields.

Story in Cybercrime Magazine

Is America Losing The Quantum Race With China?

A Conceal cybersecurity discussion

You may not have realized, but China has been outpacing America in the race to reach the next frontier of critical national security technology: quantum computing, according to a Newsweek opinion article by Theresa Payton, former CIO at The White House and an advisor to Conceal. In October, Chinese scientists unveiled the world’s fastest programmable quantum computer, a million times more powerful than Google’s most advanced supercomputer. Their technology can accomplish in one millisecond what would take a typical computer some 30 trillion years.

Story in Newsweek

Admiral Rogers: Make It Harder For Cybercriminals

How businesses can defense themselves

Businesses and government bodies may have improved the way they collaborate to respond to cybersecurity incidents — but as cybercriminals continue to run rings around “ineffective” governments, a retired Navy admiral and former NSA head has warned that actually preventing breaches before the fact will require a different approach. “There are multiple actors that need to be involved” in stemming the rushing tide of cybercrime, former Navy Admiral Michael Rogers told Cybercrime Magazine, noting that businesses can only expect so much success from government diplomatic pressure.

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Conceal: A New Approach To Cybersecurity

Gordon Lawson, CEO

Conceal provides a capability that protects people and critical assets against the most advanced threat actors in the world. We are fundamentally changing the approach to cybersecurity by creating a platform where security practitioners can see the latest threat vectors and implement enterprise-wide solutions that comprehensively protect their organization. With our Conceal platform, we take those core capabilities and evolve them into a commercially available product that incorporates intelligence-grade, Zero Trust technology to protect global companies — of all sizes — from malware and ransomware.

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Ransom Mini-Series

A special production from Knight Studios and Conceal

Ransom is a mini-series written and directed by Alissa Knight/Knight Studios in collaboration with Conceal leadership. The project was designed to create awareness around the escalation of threats, particularly ransomware, as well as educate those who work every day to protect their organizations from cyber threats and malicious web-based activity. Ransom chronicles the life of Widow, a female kingpin in the global underground of Ransomware-as-a-Service crime syndicates. It follows her group’s rise to power to establish itself as the new polar power in the global Ransomware economy.

Watch Episode 1 of Ransom

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About Conceal

Conceal provides a capability that protects people and critical assets against the most advanced threat actors in the world. We are fundamentally changing the approach to cybersecurity by creating a platform where security practitioners can see the latest threat vectors and implement enterprise-wide solutions that comprehensively protect their organization.

With our Conceal platform, we take those core capabilities and evolve them into a commercially available product that incorporates intelligence-grade, Zero Trust technology to protect global companies — of all sizes — from malware and ransomware.

Conceal is leading the fight to protect enterprises from cyber threats — if there is malware, we detect, defend and isolate it from users and the network.