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March 12, 2019

Findings from RSAC 2019: The World's Biggest Cybersecurity Investment is Starting to Pay Off

Head of Cybersecurity Strategy

Jonathan is a seasoned cybersecurity strategist. He's been at the forefront of international security policy and now leads Illumio's public cybersecurity policy engagements and research.

It was a rich week at RSA Conference 2019, the nerd prom of the cybersecurity world. Thousands descended on San Francisco’s Moscone Center from all over the world. They came, they saw, they cyber-conquered. On my side, I joined Dr. Chase Cunningham for a discussion at Illumio’s customer dinner; attended the U.S.-Australia track 1.5 dialogue with representatives from the two countries’ governments and industry; listened to General Paul Nakasone (U.S. Army), the Commander of U.S. Cyber Command and the Director of the NSA, address the masses at RSAC; and met with colleagues from national security community I’d not seen since leaving D.C. in 2015. It was a great week. 

Here are a few of my takeaways:

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March 10, 2019

A tale of two digital futures, which way will we go?

Head of Cybersecurity Strategy

Jonathan is a seasoned cybersecurity strategist. He's been at the forefront of international security policy and now leads Illumio's public cybersecurity policy engagements and research.

This article was originally published on todayonline.com.

The SingHealth breach last year shocked the Singaporean public. It is the worst cyber attack to hit Singapore. Yet it is only the latest in an escalating trend of dangerous attacks on global power centres.

Today nation-state and non-state attackers steal, destroy, and manipulate data in and through cyber space. Adversaries flourish in the "grey space" below the level of outright conflict and appear undeterred in pursuing their goals.

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February 15, 2019

Cybersecurity Risk and National Security Planning: Testimony Before the Canadian House of Commons

Head of Cybersecurity Strategy

Jonathan is a seasoned cybersecurity strategist. He's been at the forefront of international security policy and now leads Illumio's public cybersecurity policy engagements and research.

Last week I testified in front of the Canadian House of Commons Committee on Public Safety and National Security about cybersecurity risk and national security planning. I was invited to testify by The Honorable Pierre Paul-Hus, Member of Parliament representing the riding of Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles in Quebec and Vice-Chairman of the Committee. My written submission to the committee, "Defend Forward and Assume Breach: Preparing Canada for a Cyberresilient Future," is available here.

Below are four questions from members of parliament that kept me on my toes, along with video of my responses. 

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January 24, 2019

More on Maps: "Hack the Gap" in Cybersecurity Talent

Head of Cybersecurity Strategy

Jonathan is a seasoned cybersecurity strategist. He's been at the forefront of international security policy and now leads Illumio's public cybersecurity policy engagements and research.

Last month I put on my Halford McKinder hat and wrote a piece about how maps can help shape our perceptions of the world and help us defend ourselves. Maps can interpret threats and help us understand our security capabilities in the real world and in cyberspace. With big data maps, we can visualize problems and design solutions for everything from public health to global shipping to economic development.

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January 4, 2019

Keep the Faith: America’s GDPR Will Come

Head of Cybersecurity Strategy

Jonathan is a seasoned cybersecurity strategist. He's been at the forefront of international security policy and now leads Illumio's public cybersecurity policy engagements and research.

This article was originally published on nextgov.com

For the first time in years, a national data regulation and privacy law could soon become a reality in the United States. Why is this happening now, and what are the right steps forward?

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