Edward Snowden and the Insider Threat – Steven Bay – ESW #170
Edward Snowden is a prime example of an Insider Threat. Steven Bay was his manager at the time as says: "My missing employee, Edward Snowden, revealed himself to be the person behind the Top Secret NSA leaks that rocked the country in the preceding days. I felt my life came tumbling down around me. My worst day had come. I had to act - I had to lead. " We discuss insiders and why they are so dangerous and gain unique insights into the Edward Snowden story. The lessons learned we can apply to both identify and protect ourselves from such threats.
Steven Bay has over 16 years of cybersecurity experience, spanning the military, government, consulting, and enterprise security. For 10 of those years he supported the National Security Agency both as a member of the military and a contractor. In 2013 he hired Edward Snowden to a contract position in Hawaii and was his manager when Snowden fled the country with top secret NSA data. Following this he moved into commercial cybersecurity where he provide IR and Threat Intelligence services to Fortune 500 companies, served as a CISO, and today is the Director of Security Operations at Security On-Demand. He also is keynote speaker where shares his story and lessons learned from his Snowden experience at industry groups, corporate events, and student groups.