Governance & Risk Management

Analyzing Pawn Storm's New Strategy

Trend Micro's Ed Cabrera on the Changing Threat
Ed Cabrera, chief cybersecurity offier, Trend Micro

The Russian cyber espionage group known as Pawn Storm, which has been around since 2004, has shifted gears to focus on cyber propaganda efforts, and security professionals need to be aware of the changing threat, says Ed Cabrera of Trend Micro.

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Rather than focusing on attribution, CISOs must focus on understanding the motivation of cybercriminals and then build effective resiliency plans, he says.

In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent New York Fraud and Breach Summit, Cabrera, who was a featured speaker, also discusses:

  • The history of Pawn Storm and how the group has evolved;
  • Why cyber propaganda is "the new norm";
  • Critical elements of improving resiliency.

Cabrera is chief cybersecurity officer at Trend Micro, where he is responsible for analyzing emerging cyber threats to develop innovative and resilient enterprise risk management strategies for Fortune 500 clients and strategic partners. Before joining Trend Micro, he was a 20-year veteran and former CISO of the United States Secret Service with experience leading information security, cyber investigative and protective programs in support of the Secret Service integrated mission. He started his career investigating transnational cybercriminal groups targeting the financial and retail sectors.

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Tracy Kitten

Tracy Kitten

Former Director of Global Events Content and Executive Editor, BankInfoSecurity & CUInfoSecurity

Kitten was director of global events content and an executive editor at ISMG. A veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience, she covered the financial sector for over 10 years. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2010, she covered the financial self-service industry as the senior editor of ATMmarketplace, part of Networld Media. Kitten has been a regular speaker at domestic and international conferences, and was the keynote at ATMIA's U.S. and Canadian conferences in 2009. She has been quoted by, ABC News, and MSN Money.

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