This presentation forms part of the CTA's Threat Intelligence Practitioners' Summit
Thursday 29 September 2022, 14:00 - 14:30
Kathi Whitbey (Palo Alto Networks)
Nicole Samantha van der Meulen (Europol)
Selena Larson (Proofpoint)
Jeannette Jarvis (Cyber Threat Alliance)
Imagine a world where the line between good guys and bad guys is easily defined. Where cybersecurity vendors work together across the digital universe to secure the entire ecosystem. When it comes to our adversaries, there are no country lines. There are no limits. In this panel, these women in cybersecurity plan to discuss changing the narrative in threat intelligence collaboration, by using song titles that speak of change. They will speak on how the most important component of it all is the "Man in the Mirror" – it starts with each and every one of us. Imagine a world where change is possible and where collaboration can bring about those changes in an efficient and timely manner. As John Lennon so eloquently put it:
You may say I'm (we're) a dreamer
But I'm (we're) not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one
Kathi Whitbey currently serves as Principal Business Operations Manager for Unit 42 within Palo Alto Networks. In this role, Kathi was an integral part in the process for incorporating the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA), to include the initial CTA Platform development efforts for sharing information among member companies. Kathi's previous roles have included software development management and technical training efforts for various US government organizations. Kathi has also worked for the US Department of State and travelled all over the world educating employees on custom software applications.
In her free time, Kathi serves as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and was afforded the opportunity to serve in that role supporting the US Navy at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa for 12 months. Kathi has an M.S. degree in information systems.
Nicole van der Meulen
Dr Nicole van der Meulen is Senior Strategic Analyst and Head of the Policy & Development team at Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). At EC3, she is responsible for the Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) as well as other strategic products, and for the representation of the law enforcement interest at EU policy discussions. She has worked as an advisor of security affairs at the Dutch Banking Association, and has led the cybersecurity side of the Defence, Security and Infrastructure (DSI) team at RAND Europe in Cambridge. Prior to those engagements, she worked for the Dutch government where she was co-responsible for the development of the first Cyber Security Threat Assessment, before (re)turning to academia at the start of 2012 as an assistant professor at the Department of Transnational Legal Studies at the VU University in Amsterdam. In 2010, she obtained her Ph.D. based on a comparative study between the United States and the Netherlands on digital financial identity theft at the Law Faculty of Tilburg University. She studied political science with a focus on international relations and comparative politics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Bachelor of Arts, 2005, Cum Laude) and VU University Amsterdam (Master of Science, 2006, Cum Laude).
Selena Larson is a senior threat intelligence analyst at Proofpoint on the Threat Research team. She collaborates with fellow researchers to identify and investigate advanced threats and develop actionable threat intelligence. Previously, Selena was a cyber threat analyst for the industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos, where she focused on advanced persistent threats to critical infrastructure including electric utilities, oil and gas, and manufacturing companies. Before moving to the private sector, Selena was a cybersecurity and privacy journalist.
Jeannette is Chief Marketing and Recruitment Officer, responsible for Cyber Threat Alliance’s partnerships, membership recruitment, marketing and communications efforts. Jeannette has worked in cybersecurity for over 25 years, previously holding various senior leadership positions, including Director of Product Marketing at Fortinet and Director of Product Management at McAfee and Intel Security. She also served in leadership roles at Microsoft and Boeing. Jeannette is on the advisory board for Virus Bulletin, an international organization covering the global threat landscape.