Caleb Barlow: Where is cybercrime really coming from?
Caleb Barlow - Cybercrime fighter
IBM's Caleb Barlow is focused on how we solve the cyber security problem by changing the economics for the bad guys. Full bio
to thieves -- myself included.
is that in most cases,
reported that these records were stolen.
is espionage or nation-state activity.
of the problem that we're dealing with.
of a sophisticated nation-state attack?"
not being willing to own up
on a nation-state,
that 80 percent of it
and ultrasophisticated criminal gangs.
illegal economies in the world,
for all of you:
Denmark and Portugal,
banking Trojan called the Dyre Wolf.
in a phishing email
into your bank account.
the bad guys would reach in,
in the security industry,
is somewhat commonplace.
two distinctly different personalities --
large-scale wire transfers.
of issuing a wire transfer,
a screen from your bank,
with your account,
the bank immediately,
to the bank's fraud department.
the normal voice prompts,
an English-speaking operator.
How can I help you?"
like you do every time you call your bank,
and your account number,
to verify you are who you said you are.
on the wire transfer,
to get the second person on the line,
of verifications and checks.
an English-speaking help desk,
between a half a million
dollars per attempt
Monday through Friday.
our security researchers see
on a Friday afternoon.
with the wife and kids,
they spend their time.
the anonymous underbelly of the internet,
on new attack techniques.
to a much more advanced version.
these marketplaces --
ratings and reviews.
to buy an attack,
criminal with good ratings, right?
before going to a new restaurant.
of a vendor selling malware.
in the last year,
in the last month.
for purchasing your fake ID.
sue you if you violate them?
researchers was looking
that we had discovered.
as a new, inexpensive and beta alternative
in the criminal underground.
with the authors of Bilal Bot.
and making the argument
an older version.
her blog with more accurate information
far better than the competition.
the entrepreneurial nature
to identify who's responsible --
to prosecute the offenders.
a completely new approach.
to be centered on the idea
the economics for the bad guys.
on how this can work,
to a healthcare pandemic:
and how the disease is spreading.
hospitals, physicians --
what we see in response to a cyber attack.
to keep information on that attack
about competitive advantage,
threat intelligence data.
to open up and share
of security professionals.
into their DNA to keep secrets.
that thinking on its head.
that other people could be impacted
closer to real time,
a first mover was required --
in the security industry overall.
intelligence databases in the world --
on what had happened in the past,
openly on the internet?
this got quite a reaction.
implications of doing that?
implications of doing that?
if we were completely crazy.
that kept floating to the surface
in the security industry.
threat intelligence data,
cybercrime in its tracks.
are leveraging this data,
is to get all of those organizations
they're being attacked as well.
to the response that we see
About the speaker:Caleb Barlow - Cybercrime fighter
IBM's Caleb Barlow is focused on how we solve the cyber security problem by changing the economics for the bad guys.
Why you should listen
As a vice president at IBM Security, Caleb Barlow has insight into to one of the largest security intelligence operations in the world. His team stands watch protecting the information security of thousands of customers in more than a hundred countries. On a busy day they can process upwards of 35 billion potential security events across their global operations centers.
Barlow has been advising chief information security officers, boards of directors and government officials on security practices, frameworks and strategies for risk mitigation on a global basis. He is a sought-after speaker on the subject of security and regularly appears in both print and broadcast media, including NBC News, CNBC, BBC World Service, NPR, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. His opinions have been solicited by members of Congress, the NSA, and NATO, and he was invited by the President of the UN General Assembly to discuss his views at the United Nations.
Most recently, Barlow is focusing on building a large-scale simulation environment to educate C-level executives on how to better prevent and respond to a cyber attack so they can maintain business resiliency in the face of crisis.
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