E3.P2 - John Grim, Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center

Episode Information

Mathieu concludes his conversation with John Grimm, the head of research, development, and innovation at the Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center. In part two, Mathieu and John discuss the primary motives for cyber-espionage attacks and why fraud against senior executives is so prevalent.

About John:
John has over 18 years of experience leading investigations of data breaches and cybersecurity incidents within the government and civilian security sectors. John is the primary author of the Verizon Cyber-Espionage Report (CER), the Verizon Incident Preparedness and Response (VIPR) Report, the Insider Threat Report, and there Data Breach Digests.

Currently, as a Distinguished Architect, John leads the Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center (VTRAC) Research, Development, and Innovation effort. In this role, he focuses on all aspects of cybersecurity incidents, performing digital forensic examinations, advising on data breach containment and eradication efforts, and creating data breach response preparedness training and breach simulation exercises for customers worldwide.

Prior to joining Verizon, John served 12 years with the U.S. Army as a counterintelligence Special Agent investigating security-related incidents. John spent eight years of this time specifically focused on network intrusion investigations and digital forensic examinations.

Using his knowledge and practical hands-on experience, John has provided cybersecurity advice, assistance, and formalized instruction to both technical and non-technical audiences. John has also authored or contributed to various policies, processes, procedures, and guides for incident response, evidence handling, and digital forensic examinations.