As organisations have accepted that “detect and respond” is as important as “Assess and Protect”, unless they have exposed to a cyber-attack, it’s difficult to determine how effective those “detect and respond” capabilities are. This presentation looks at how “adversary emulation” can be used to access how effective an organisation is at preventing, detecting and responding to a targeted attack and goes through some of the real world “lessons learnt” from adversary emulation exercises.
Paul is a co-founder and the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer with Ward Solutions. As the CSIO with Ward Solutions, his role centres on keeping the company up to date with the latest technologies and product offerings in addition to driving new business development.
Paul manages the relationship with many of Ward Solutions partners, including IBM, HP-Aruba, Microsoft, Cisco, McAfee and Fortinet.
Before working with Ward Solutions, Paul was founder and CEO of Emissary Technologies, which specialised in Web and mobile performance management solutions based in Campbell California.
Paul also served as Staff Officer Networking and Security with the Irish Defence Forces and CIO of the European Union Monitoring Mission in the former Yugoslavia.
Paul holds the Data Protection Practitioner Certificate; is Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) and Certificate in Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), as well as holding a range of sales and technical certifications from companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Fortinet, McAfee and Aruba.