Jeff Mann

Jeff Mann

Information Security Curmudgeon

Jeff is a respected Information Security advocate, advisor, evangelist, international speaker, keynoter, former host of Security & Compliance Weekly, co-host on Paul’s Security Weekly, Tribe of Hackers (TOH) contributor, including Red Team, Security Leaders, and Blue Team editions. Currently serving in a Consulting/Advisory role for Online Business Systems. Over 40 years of experience working in all aspects of computer, network, and information security, including cryptography, risk management, vulnerability analysis, compliance assessment, forensic analysis and penetration testing. Certified National Security Agency Cryptanalyst. Designed and fielded the first software-based cryptosystem ever produced by NSA. Inventor of the “whiz” wheel, a cryptologic cipher wheel used by US Special Forces for over a decade. Honorary lifetime member of the Special Forces Association. Previously held security research, management and product development roles with the National Security Agency, the DoD and private-sector enterprises. Pioneering member of the first penetration testing “red team” at NSA. For the past twenty-eight years has been a pen tester, security architect, consultant, QSA, and PCI SME, providing consulting and advisory services to many of the nation’s best known companies.

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New year. New risks. New priorities. Your personal resolutions may be defined, but your organization’s risk resolutions might be a bit more ambiguous. Do you start from scratch? Or continue to focus on unresolved issues from 2023? With continued budget cuts, growing third-party relationships, and disruptive technology (hint. hint. AI), secur...
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