This presentation forms part of the CTA's Threat Intelligence Practitioners' Summit
Thursday 5 October 2023 14:00 - 14:30, Small Talks room
Kathi Whitbey (Palo Alto Networks), Selena Larson (Proofpoint), Jeannette Jarvis (Cyber Threat Alliance)
As Aerosmith say in their song Dream On, 'you got to lose to know how to win'. This panel intends to take inspiration from the titles of Aerosmith songs to guide our discussion on exploring the community effect in cybersecurity. We’ll begin by looking at what makes us Jaded – information oversaturation, alert fatigue, and the fear that my business is next. However, I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing when it comes to exploring the threat landscape and the latest TTPs. We will discuss What it Takes to build a community of resilience and collaboration that strengthens us all. Only then can we talk about getting to The Other Side and winning more than we lose. So, let’s all Walk This Way to recruit, teach and learn together to build a strong cybersecurity community.
Kathi is Business Operations Manager at Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 Threat Intelligence, where she focuses on cross-team collaboration, reporting on business milestones, process improvements, maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders and partners, evangelizing threat intelligence information sharing, and is the Chief Morale Officer. Kathi is passionate about sharing her story of transition into cybersecurity and working with people to make their own experiences relatable to the world of cyber. Kathi was an integral part of the process of incorporating the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA), one of the most successful threat intelligence sharing organizations to date. In addition, she was one of three technical resources from Palo Alto Networks who worked closely with the Girl Scouts of the USA to develop 18 cybersecurity badges.
In her free time, Kathi has enjoyed volunteering as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Girl Scout leader. Kathi has an M.S. degree in information systems and over 25 years of experience in information technology and software development.
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. Selena is also the co-host of the DISCARDED podcast, featuring unique research and insights from individuals in the infosec industry. Previously, she was a cyber threat analyst for the industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos, and a cybersecurity and privacy journalist.
Jeannette is CTA's Chief Membership and Communications 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. She is also on the board of director for AVAR, the Association of Anti-Virus Asia Researchers.