CyLab Seminar: Cyberwar - You're Doing It Wrong!

Time: November 12, 2012 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: DEC@CIC, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh


CyLab is pleased to host Marcus Ranum, Chief Security Officer for Tenable. The talk is titled "Cyberwar: You're Doing It Wrong!"

The CyLab seminar takes place every Monday at noon during the semester, typically in the INI Distributed Education Center classroom at the Collaborative Innovation Center (DEC@CIC). Free pizza is provided for lunch.

Speaker: Marcus Ranum

Talk Abstract: No matter how you slice it, cyber war is technologically and militarily impractical. We've been talking about it a long time, but the discussion has been (and still is) misleading and inaccurate. Several issues (cyber crime, cyber espionage, cyber terror) are grouped under the rubric of cyber war, but they have different and sometimes conflicting agendas. This discussion looks past the hype of cyber war.
Speaker Bio: Marcus J. Ranum is a world-renowned expert on security system design and implementation. Ranum is a pioneer in security technology who was one of the early innovators in firewall, VPN and intrusion detection systems. Since the late 1980s, he has designed a number of groundbreaking security products including the DEC SEAL, the TIS firewall toolkit, the Gauntlet firewall and NFR's Network Flight Recorder intrusion detection system. He has been involved in every level of operations of a security product business, from developer, to founder and CEO of NFR. In SC Magazine's 20th Anniversary Edition, Mr. Ranum was named as one of the top industry pioneers over the last 20 years.

Since joining Tenable Network Security in 2004, Mr. Ranum has been Chief Security Officer at Tenable, maker of the world renowned Nessus Vulnerability Scanner and Unified Security Monitoring enterprise solution. At Tenable, Mr. Ranum is responsible for research in logging tools, product training and product/best practice evangelism. In addition, Marcus is instrumental in the design of Tenable's Unified Security Monitoring enterprise solution.

Prior to Tenable, Mr. Ranum had served as a consultant to many FORTUNE 500 firms and national governments, as well as serving as a guest lecturer and instructor at numerous high-tech conferences. In 2001, he was awarded the TISC "Clue" award for service to the security community, and the ISSA Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Ranum was most recently senior scientist at Trusecure Corp., an international risk management firm. He serves as a technology advisor to a number of start-ups, established concerns and venture capital groups.