Len Kleinman is the Chief Cyber Security Advisor for RSA International focusing on Government, Critical Infrastructure, and Education. His current focus is to work with executives and business stakeholders to make security a strategic priority that translates into business value.
Len has close to 30 years of experience in the information technology industry, with an early focus on Oracle CASE, network operations, and database administration. A security technology community activist, he is involved in and supports several cybersecurity and technology organizations and regularly speaks at security events.
Prior to joining RSA, Len worked in senior roles in IT security at the Australian Tax Office, including governance and risk, compliance, and the IT Security Advisor role. Kleinman also served as Senior Director of the Vulnerability Management and Research team (VMR) where he contributed to the development, implementation, and review of cybersecurity strategy and operations. Focus areas included specialist advice and policy on a range of business and technical activities, strategic and operational planning, service provider engagement, contingency and incident response, and threat intelligence.
He has qualifications in Information Systems, Management from Edith Cowan University, Tax Administration Law from University of New South Wales, and Security & Risk Management from Canberra Institute of Technology.
TOPIC- Cyberattacks: Are They Really that "Sophisticated'?
TOPIC DESCRIPTION- An organization is breached and compromised, and almost immediately, the 'spin-doctoring' begins. Statements are made in the media around the sophistication, cunning, ingenious, and stealthy methods employed by the attackers. But are these cyber attacks really all that? Let us look at the analysis and evidence of some notable breaches & compromises, pull them apart to see how much of this is true. Then let us look at some of the reasons why we label successful attacks in this manner. How is impacting the cybersecurity industry and what can we start to do about changing our approach, mindset, and attitude to more effectively manage cyber and digital risk.