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Scythe CEO Bryson Bort on Enhancing Security with Realistic Adversary Emulation

Bryson Bort is the Founder of SCYTHE, a start-up building a next generation attack emulation platform, and GRIMM, a boutique cybersecurity consultancy. He is widely known in the cybersecurity community for helping advance concepts of defense across multiple critical domains. He is the co-founder of the ICS Village, a non-profit advancing awareness of industrial control system security. Bryson is also a Senior Fellow for Cybersecurity and National Security at R Street and the National Security Institute and an Advisor to the Army Cyber Institute.

In this OODAcast we examine approaches Bryson has seen make positive differences in evaluating and mitigating risks to enterprises, specifically in the domain of adversary emulation.

The discussion covers:

  • A practitioner’s view of the state of cybersecurity
  • The demise of the perimeter as a security control
  • What leaders need to know to mitigate risk
  • Attack, Detect and Response tools and how their automation can help continuously mitigate risks
  • Mitre ATT&CK and how to use it to help frustrate adversaries
  • Assisting Blue Teams, Purple Teams and Red Teams with tooling
  • The use of cyber threat intelligence to inform automated adversary emulation

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The Attack, Detect, Response Paper

For details on the ADR paper we reference see: Attack, Detect and Respond

 

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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. Bob is the co-host of the popular podcast The OODAcast. 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.