“Adding a layer of IoA intelligence on top of a security program requires a high level of commitment to be successful. Competing priorities in organizations often drive attention into other areas. The advent of big data analytics, telemetry, visibility, and automation may help alleviate the quest for rapid IoC integration by allowing some organizations start concentrating on more strategic IoA.” Ken Dunham – Principal Security Consultant at World Wide Technology
About Ken Dunham
Ken Dunham brings more than 27 years of business, technical and leadership experience in cyber security, incident response and cyber threat intelligence to his position as senior director of technical cyber threat intelligence for Optiv. In this role, he is responsible for the strategy and technical leadership to mature Optiv’s data integration and innovation of intelligence-based security solutions.
Throughout his career, Dunham has maintained a reputation as an industry pioneer, responding to his first virus encounter in 1989 that led to one of the most popular freeware anti-virus programs and informational website globally in the early 1990’s.
His work with About.com laid the foundation for human connections and support through the Internet. In the late 1990s, Dunham stood up new training programs for the U2, Warthog and Predator systems for the United States Air Force as well as computer-based training and webbased training solutions for DirectTV.
At the turn of the century Dunham was a key player in the iDEFENSE innovative movement for responsible disclosure and initial cyber intelligence offerings in the industry. While at VeriSIGN, Dunham managed all war room crisis events globally and regularly briefed top level executives and government officials.
For iSIGHT Partners, he helped to create a threat intelligence platform and program. He also managed a global incident response team and was a front-line responder on emergent threats such as point-of-sale malware breaches, espionage attacks, counter-terrorism, eCrime and hacktivism.
Previously, Stephenson was CEO of Reva Systems, acquired by ODIN, and Xedia Corporation, acquired by Lucent. He was awarded “CEO of the Year” by the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council for his work at Xedia Corp.
In recent years he has spent the majority of his time providing strategic advisory services on the evolution of the global IT market.