Who Are the Bad Guys and What Do They Want?

Who Are the Bad Guys and What Do They Want?

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Recent breaches at the Internal Revenue Service are a stark reminder that cyber crime is alive and well. According to Center for Strategic and International Studies, cyber crime and cyber espionage cost the global economy between $375 billion and $575 billion annually, or roughly 1% of global income. So who are those guys and what do they want?

Based on interviews with several cyber security experts, this O’Reilly report provides a concise and highly informative look into various actors who populate this murky world. You’ll explore some of their methods and motivations, as well as new approaches from the both US government and private sector to help organizations manage cyber security more aggressively.

The threat from international criminals, state-sponsored hackers, terrorists, mischievous students, and even coworkers is continuing unabated. Get a copy of this report and find out what your organization can do to deal with this ongoing threat.

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Gregory Fell

Greg Fell is a general partner in The Investors Collaborative, a Boston-based venture capital group. He is the former chief strategy officer at Crisply, an enterprise SaaS company that pioneered the algorithmic quantification of work. Previously, he served as vice president and chief information officer of Terex Corp., a global manufacturer of industrial equipment.

Before joining Terex, Fell spent nearly 20 years with Ford Motor Company. He started as a developer, and worked his way through a variety of management roles supporting the global Engineering and Manufacturing functions of the company. He has domain expertise on CAD/CAM/CAE systems, lean manufacturing, and control systems.

Fell is a graduate of Michigan State University, and spent several years on staff in the College of Engineering as a Senior Research Programmer and Instructor.

Fell is active in the CIO community. He is the former Chairman of the Fairfield Westchester Society of Information Managers, a former Board Member with Junior Achievement, and has mentored high school students through the First Tee Program.

His book, Decoding the IT Value Problem (Wiley, 2013), is used widely by CIOs to calculate the economic value of IT projects.

Mike Barlow

Mike Barlow is an award-winning journalist, author and communications strategy consultant. Since launching his own firm, Cumulus Partners, he has represented major organizations in numerous industries.

Mike is coauthor of The Executive's Guide to Enterprise Social Media Strategy (Wiley, 2011) and Partnering with the CIO: The Future of IT Sales Seen Through the Eyes of Key Decision Makers (Wiley, 2007).

He is also the writer of many articles, reports, and white papers on marketing strategy, marketing automation, customer intelligence, business performance management, collaborative social networking, cloud computing, and big data analytics.

Over the course of a long career, Mike was a reporter and editor at several respected suburban daily newspapers, including The Journal News and the Stamford Advocate. His feature stories and columns appeared regularly in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Newsday and other major U.S. dailies.