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ATT&CK & CTID, Part 1 – Richard Struse – SCW #71

Richard Struse, Director of The Center for Threat-Informed Defense from MITRE Engenuity joins the SCW crew for a two part interview!

-What is threat-informed defense and how does it relate to other aspects of cybersecurity?
-The importance of ATT&CK as a lens through which you can view your security posture.
-Center for Threat-Informed Defense R&D products aimed at helping defenders better assess the efficacy of the controls they have in place. Visit for all the latest episodes!

Full Episode Show Notes

ATT&CK & CTID, Part 1


Richard Struse

Richard Struse - Director, The Center for Threat-Informed Defense at MITRE Engenuity

Richard Struse is the founding director of The Center for Threat-Informed Defense, a collaborative public interest R&D initiative of MITRE Engenuity. Prior to co-founding the Center, he served as the Chief Strategist for Cyber Threat Intelligence at MITRE. In 2018, Mr. Struse was elected to serve on the board of directors of OASIS, a not-for-profit international standards and open-source organization where he also is the co-chair of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Technical Committee. Previously, Mr. Struse served as the Chief Advanced Technology Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) where he was responsible for technology vision, strategy and implementation. Mr. Struse is the creator of the STIX and TAXII automated information sharing initiatives which have been widely adopted across the public and private sectors. In October 2014, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson presented Mr. Struse with one of the department’s highest honors, the Secretary’s Award for Excellence, in recognition of his pioneering work on STIX and TAXII. Federal Computer Week recognized Mr. Struse as one of the “Federal 100” in recognition of his leadership role in the development of cyber threat intelligence technology standards. Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Struse was Vice President of Research and Development at VOXEM, where he was responsible for the architecture, design and development of a high?performance, extreme high?reliability communications software platform that is in use in telecommunications systems around the world. He began his technical career at Bell Laboratories.



Fredrick "Flee" Lee - CSO at Gusto


Fredrick "Flee" Lee is the Chief Security Officer at Gusto, where he leads information and physical security strategies including consumer protection, compliance, governance and risk. Before Gusto, Lee spent more than 15 years leading global information security and privacy efforts at large financial services companies and technology startups, most recently as Square's Head of Information Security. He previously held senior security and privacy roles at Bank of America, NetSuite and Twilio. Lee was born and raised in Mississippi and holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

Jeff Man

Jeff Man - #HackingisNotaCrime Advocate, Sr. InfoSec Consultant at Online Business Systems


Cryptanalyst, infosec analyst, pioneering ex-NSA pen tester, PCI specialist and certified security curmudgeon. Currently a Sr. InfoSec Consultant for Online Business Systems.

Josh Marpet

Josh Marpet - COO at Red Lion


COO of Red Lion IANS Faculty Blockchain Patent Holder MISTI Instructor Entrepreneurship Curmudgeon Board Member BSidesDE Board Member BSidesDC Ex-cop and Fireman

Scott Lyons

Scott Lyons - CEO at Red Lion


CEO at Red Lion


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