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OODAcast – A Conversation With Lou Manousos, CEO of RiskIQ

Elias (Lou) Manousos is a recognized expert in Internet security and fraud prevention. He has been developing and delivering enterprise protection technologies for more than 15 years. As CEO of RiskIQ, he has spearheaded a new approach that helps Internet, financial services, healthcare, media and consumer packaged goods companies protect their brands from online fraud. Elias is also co-chair of the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) Anti-Malvertising Working Group and is responsible for Malvertisements.com, the first and only public database documenting malvertising incidents on a continuous basis. Prior to RiskIQ, Elias was VP of R&D at Securant Technologies (acquired by RSA), which pioneered identity and access management for web applications. At Securant, he was instrumental in creating now-commonplace technologies for single sign-on (SSO) security.

In this wide ranging discussion Matt Devost and Bob Gourley discussed several topics of interest to the community, including:

  • Lou’s leadership style and lessons learned relevant to leaders of other firms in the cybersecurity domain
  • The Anti-Malvertising working group and Lou’s leadership there
  • Views on the dynamic cyber threat
  • Ways the threat has been changing because of the pandemic and RiskIQ’s response to that
  • RiskIQ’s transition to remote ops
  • The future of cybersecurity

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Bob Gourley

Bob Gourley

Bob Gourley is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of OODA LLC, the technology research and advisory firm with a focus on artificial intelligence and cybersecurity which publishes OODALoop.com and CTOvision.com. Bob is the author of the book The Cyber Threat. Bob has been an advisor to dozens of successful high tech startups and has conducted enterprise cybersecurity assessments for businesses in multiple sectors of the economy. He was a career Naval Intelligence Officer and is the former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency.