Five by Five: Why the Cyber Defense Matrix Gets Great Reception – PSW #695
Five years after Sounil Yu originally introduced the Cyber Defense Matrix at the 2016 RSA conference, he just wrapped up the third workshop based on the framework. CDM has its own website, is an official OWASP project and has a forthcoming book. We talk to Sounil today to learn more about where the CDM came from, why people find it so useful and where it might be headed in the future.
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Sounil Yu is the CISO and Head of Research at JupiterOne. He created the Cyber Defense Matrix and the DIE Triad, which are reshaping approaches to cybersecurity. He’s a Board Member of the FAIR Institute; co-chairs Art into Science: A Conference on Defense; is a visiting fellow at GMU Scalia Law School’s National Security Institute; teaches at Yeshiva University; and advises many startups. Sounil previously served as the CISO-in-Residence at YL Ventures and Chief Security Scientist at Bank of America. Before Bank of America, he helped improve information security at several Fortune 100 companies and Federal Government agencies. Sounil has over 20 granted patents and was recognized as one of the most influential people in security in 2020 by Security Magazine, Influencer of the Year in 2021 by SC Awards, and a 2021 Top 10 CISO by Black Unicorn Awards. He has an MS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BA in Economics from Duke University.