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Cyber Intelligence Analysis and Russian Election Hacking

In our increasingly cyber-dependent world, what kinds of evidence and analysis do we need to defend our critical assets from adversaries? What about when we protect our national security and democracy?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Central Standard Time)
2.03 Classroom

On Dec. 29th, the U.S. government released a report about Russian interference in the U.S. election process and announced a set of countermeasures, including economic sanctions and diplomatic expulsions. However, the quality of the report has been widely critiqued by the security community. Join Patrik Maldre, Managing Partner at Retel Partners, for a discussion about the emerging field of cyber intelligence and the burden of proof in the age of digital operations. 

This event is a follow-up to the Nov. 3rd event entitled "Election Hacking: The Dimensions of Russian Interference". Now, the Electors have voted and Donald J. Trump will be the next President of the United States. However, the topic of Russian political hacking and information disclosure in the election process has arguably garnered even more attention after Nov. 8th than before it. President Obama's administration, leaders of both parties in Congress, private sectors experts, U.S. intelligence agencies and the incoming president are all embroiled in debates about cyber intelligence. Come learn more about this topic that is increasingly important not only for the country, but also for your organization.

About Patrik Maldre:

Patrik Maldre is Managing Partner of Retel Partners, which he started in June 2016 in Estonia. Retel Partners works to build bridges between Europe and the United States in the fields of defense, cyber security, and e-government by providing analytical, translation, program management, and business development services. 

Previously, Patrik has focused on the political and strategic aspects of cyber security as both a diplomat in Estonia and an analyst in the United States. As Desk Officer for Cyber Security Policy in the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he represented Estonia in international organizations, coordinated multinational projects, and prepared statements for high-level Estonian officials. As an analyst on both sides of the Atlantic, Patrik has also published various book chapters, op-eds, and briefing papers about Estonia, the Baltic cyber threat landscape, NATO cyber defense, and Russian cyber capabilities. 

Patrik completed mandatory military service in the Estonian Defence Forces as a sergeant and squad leader, and continues to serve on a voluntary basis in the Estonian Defence League. He holds a double-B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in International Relations from the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals, and is currently working towards a Certificate in Cyber Intelligence from the University of South Florida and a Diploma in Cyber Security from the Evolve Security Academy in Chicago, USA.

About Evolve Security Academy:

Evolve is a 17-week Cyber Security Bootcamp that provides in-person and immersive training, giving students the concrete and practical skills they will actually need on the job. Students gain real work experience through the live security assessment work they perform on not-for-profit companies. With over 238,000 unfilled cyber security jobs in the U.S. and 1,000,000 globally, our primary focus is on creating top-tier cyber security talent and placing them into a high-paying job through professional staffing and direct hire services.

About onShore Security:

Founded in 1991, onShore Security is one of only a handful of managed cybersecurity providers, nationwide, that provide 24/7 real-time monitoring, correlation, and analysis of organization-wide network data. We collect data from any system, IDS on your site, cloud-placed sensors, netflow collectors, firewalls, network devices including encrypted payloads, and correlate that with logs from your systems to achieve an end-to-end security view. We specialize in banks, handling some fairly large regional institutions.

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