Past Events

Incident Response with experts from the US Secret Service, FBI and CIA

Wednesday , January 23, 2019

Event Highlights Summary
Some of the discussion with our speakers from the FBI, Secret Service and CIA included:
  • Make sure your incident response plan is holistic - not just “cyber”.
  • One agency said we pay insiders in other countries to load a thumb drive to get information, so we should expect that foreign nation state actors try and compromise insiders at U.S. corporations and organizations. 
  • External communications are usually a huge challenge, especially in the early stages of an incident, so make sure to prepare for creating the proper messaging.
  • In the event an incident it is best to reach out to law enforcement.  These agencies are mostly interested in gathering information to catch the bad actors. They do not report the incident to the press or regulators.
  • Foreign nations are interested in our research and best practices, including our advances in medical care.

Christopher Huttleston served more than 23 years in the US Intelligence Community. He serving six years active duty in US Army Counterintelligence and Special Operations, followed by more than 17 years as a field operative in the CIA’s National Clandestine Service/Directorate of Operations. Christopher retired in 2017 and now works in the private sector.

Kevin McCleary serves as the Criminal Investigative Division’s detailee to the National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA). The NCFTA is a non-profit organization founded in 2002, composed of law enforcement, private industry, and academic experts headquartered in Pittsburgh PA with satellite offices in both New York City & Los Angeles. The NCFTA is focused on the identification, mitigation and neutralization of cyber threats through strategic alliances between member organizations. 

Ondrej Krehel, CEO & Founder of LIFARS is recognized world-wide for his Digital Forensic expertise. He actively participates in many high-profile engagements around the world whereby his proprietary methodology is leveraged to achieve the most rapid root-cause analysis and remediation.

He’s the former Chief Information Security Officer of IDT911, the nation’s premier identity theft recovery and data breach management service. He previously led forensic investigations and cybersecurity consulting at Stroz Friedberg encompassing US government engagements and missions, including military cyber special operations.

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