Dan Holden is the CTO and Intelligence Director at R-CISC, the retail ISAC, where he focuses on new technology and service development as well as threat intelligence production and exchange. Previously he was the Chief Technology Strategist and Director of ASERT, Arbor’s Security Engineering and Response Team at Arbor Networks. There he was responsible for future product direction and security threat intelligence integration. He also led the team who oversees the ATLAS global security intelligence database, and are responsible for threat landscape monitoring and Internet security research including the reverse engineering of malicious code. He also managed the development and delivery of security content and countermeasures for Arbor’s industry leading DDoS technologies. Prior to Arbor, Dan was director of TippingPoint’s DVLabs and a founding member of IBM/ISS X-Force. While at TippingPoint, Dan grew the DVLab’s organization into a mature security research and development team delivering security content, intelligence portals, and reputation technology as well as overseeing the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) program. Dan also helped build and define X-Force over the course of 12 years in various capacities ranging from development to product management. Dan has been in the security industry for over two decades specializing in vulnerability analysis, security research, and technology incubation. Dan is a frequent speaker at major industry conferences and has been quoted and featured in many top publications, radio and television.
Retailing Another Threat Landscape Story
Over the last several years, retail breaches have become some of the highest profile stories, but just like any other vertical target, the day-to-day offense and defense continues to evolve. The ebbs and flows of attackers and defenders don’t always make the news, which is a good thing, but what does the daily routine look like on the retail front? And, why should you care? You should care because at some level or another, we are the potential defenders, or consumers of these organizations, and retail has now become part of the modern attacker infrastructure.
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