Pioneers, Thought Leaders, and Industry Experts
Over the years Carbon Black has invested in and nurtured a strong culture of security expertise, producing a cross-functional team of pioneers, thought leaders, and industry experts that communicate and work with the larger security community and keep Carbon Black on the cutting edge of security innovation.
Co-Founder and CTO
Michael Viscuso drives the development of Carbon Black’s long-term company and product strategy. He was co-founder and chief executive officer of Carbon Black, which merged with Bit9 in February 2014. A business-minded technologist, Viscuso is known for his drive and sense of mission and is highly regarded in the Computer Network Operations community as a top mind in offensive security.
He co-founded Carbon Black in 2011 to provide organizations with unmatched protection, detection, and incident response capabilities. Prior to the merger with Bit9, Viscuso led Carbon Black’s rapid rise and brand recognition in the market. Viscuso earned bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and computer science at Villanova University.
Chief Cybersecurity Officer
Tom Kellermann is the Chief Cybersecurity Officer for Carbon Black Inc. Prior to joining Carbon Black, Tom was the CEO and founder of Strategic Cyber Ventures. On January 19, 2017 Tom was appointed the Wilson Center’s Global Fellow for Cyber Policy in 2017.
Tom previously held the positions of Chief Cybersecurity Officer for Trend Micro; Vice President of Security for Core Security and Deputy CISO for the World Bank Treasury.
In 2008 Tom was appointed a commissioner on the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President of the United States. In 2003 he co- authored the Book “Electronic Safety and Soundness: Securing Finance in a New Age.”
Interview: Tom Kellermann, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Carbon Black
Speaking to Infosecurity Tom Kellermann, chief cybersecurity officer at Carbon Black, said that cyber-attacks have “moved from burglary to home invasion in the last two years” and as with a physical crime, the attacker may choose to burn the evidence as the next step from the victim would to be get law enforcement to find the culprit…
Suppressing the Adversary via Threat Hunt Teams
What a brave new world. Global cyber insurgencies continue unabated. Decreasing dwell time is imperative in 2018. In order to achieve this goal, we must embrace the hunt…
Follow the Money: Civilizing the Darkweb Economy
The growing use of cyber as a domain for financial activity has inherently expanded the potential attack surface for would-be cyber criminals and the World Economic Forum now estimates that the cost to the global economy due to cybercrime is roughly $445 billion a year…
Rick McElroy, security strategist for Carbon Black, has more than 15 years of information security experience educating and advising organizations on reducing their risk posture and tackling tough security challenges. He has held security positions with the U.S. Department of Defense, and in several industries including retail, insurance, entertainment, cloud computing, and higher education.
McElroy’s experience ranges from performing penetration testing to building and leading security programs. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Security Manager (CSIM), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). As a United States Marine, McElroy’s work included physical security and counterterrorism services.
A fierce advocate for privacy and security who believes education and innovation are the keys to improving the security landscape, McElroy is program chair for the Securing Our eCity Foundation’s annual CyberFest, a San Diego event dedicated to educating public and private sector security and IT professionals and business executives on the realities of security.
Building a Highly Effective, High-Speed SOC
Cryptomining Rules Endpoints Around Me (Get the Monero)
If you know me then you know how much I love the Wu. You also know how much I love infosec. I thought this particular topic worthy to marry the two…
Security Strategist for @CarbonBlack_Inc #cybersecurity leader, speaker and #comedian.. my friends call me Mike
National Security Strategist
As Carbon Black’s national security strategist, Eric O’Neill is a thought leader on a wide range of issues including counterterrorism and national security matters. He is a practicing attorney who specializes in cybersecurity vulnerability assessments, counterintelligence and counterterrorism operations, investigations into economic espionage, internal investigations, and security risk assessment consulting.
O’Neill served as an operative for the FBI, where he conducted national security field operations against terrorists and foreign intelligence agents. His role in the investigation and capture of the most notorious spy in U.S. history, Robert Phillip Hanssen, became the subject of Universal Studio’s movie Breach, released to critical acclaim in 2007.
O’Neill is an in-demand speaker in the U.S. and abroad, and an expert source for broadcast and print media on security-related topics.
Source: Russian diplomats were spying on US
The Future of Cybersecurity Is in the Cloud
For decades we have feared the cloud. During my time working counterintelligence for the FBI, we feared the Internet so much that agency computers functioned solely on an isolated intranet connected via hard cables…
Follow Eric O’Neill
Public speaker, entrepreneur, security expert, spy hunter – all things covert. Inspiration for the movie #Breach. Security Strategist for @CarbonBlack_inc
Vice President, Threat Research
A security industry veteran of 15 years, Dr. Jim Treinen is the VP of threat at Carbon Black. In this role he is responsible for both original threat research and operationalizing threat intelligence. He is an expert on data analysis as it pertains to enterprise security, holds multiple patents, and has authored numerous publications related to data analytics for large security-related data sets.
Prior to joining Carbon Black, Dr. Treinen held leadership roles in both large and small security companies. Immediately prior to Carbon Black, he lead security research at ProtectWise where he built and managed the threat research and data science teams. As the chief technology officer at Laconic Security, he designed and built a platform for truly private data exchange. Previously, James led the security analytics mission for IBM Security Intelligence, where he led the development of numerous security-related software products. He holds a Ph.D. and a master’s in computer science from the University of Denver, specializing in machine learning and graph algorithms, and received a bachelor’s in computer science and mathematics from Regis University.
Threat Analysis Unit
The Carbon Black Threat Analysis Unit (TAU) is focused on the next wave of attacks. Our job is to keep you safe by understanding how to detect and prevent attacks that bypass traditional, file-centric, prevention strategies.
Recent Attack Technique Attempts to Bypass Whitelisting
Scott Lundgren leads product development for Carbon Black, including both on-premises and cloud products. Lundgren has experience across the commercial software and services space, starting when he co-founded an Internet Service Provider in 1995 and including companies as large as Microsoft. He has held technical and leadership positions in the offensive security space and has a deep understanding of both the technical aspects of computer and network security as well as how to build engineering teams for these areas. Lundgren earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and applied physics from Case Western Reserve University.
Senior Director, Compliance and Governance Programs
Christopher Strand leads Carbon Black’s IT governance, audit, and compliance programs. With more than 20 years of information technology and compliance experience, he oversees the development of enterprise network and application security solutions that help organizations deploy positive security to maintain and improve their compliance posture.
Previously, Strand held security/compliance positions at Trustwave, Tripwire, EMC/RSA, and Compuware. A PCI Professional (PCIP) and trained Quality Security Assessor (QSA), he also has been certified on and is proficient with other regulatory disciplines including HIPAA, North American Electrical Reliability Corporation (NERC), and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA).
Strand regularly speaks about security and compliance issues and best practices on webinars and at industry conferences. He has authored several whitepapers, published articles in security industry journals, and is frequently quoted by leading media outlets.
Unite Data Privacy with Security to Reduce Risk & Liability
Welcome to the Cyber-Regulatory Market of 2018 and Beyond
In the past few years, we’ve seen an increase in the number of companies facing legal consequences for ineffectively meeting deadlines requiring them to measure the effectiveness of their security solutions…
#CbChats: Chris Strand Chats GDPR, Compliance Evolution & His Favorite Vacation Spot