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Examining the State of
Nation-state Cyberattacks

ThreatTalk season 3 episode 5

Nation-state threats are nothing new but, considering cyberactivity linked to the current crisis in Ukraine, we need to update our understanding of nation-state cyber threat potential, and the security strategies necessary to address them. Join host Bob Hansmann and his guests Ed Hunter, CISO for Infoblox, and Anthony Ciarochi, SecOps Manager for Infoblox, as they take us up a level on the current cyberthreat landscape.


Anthony Ciarochi, Manager of Security Operations, Infoblox

Anthony has been working in Cybersecurity and Incident Response for over 15 years. Before coming to Infoblox, he did time at Sun Microsystems, Intel Corporation, BMC Software and several small start-ups. In addition to Security Engineering, his background includes Unix System Administration, Sales Engineering and Nuclear Propulsion (US Navy). Anthony has studied at the University of California, Stanford University, and received his Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington. His time away from the computer is spent as a professional musician, raising tropical fish and riding motorcycles.

Bob Hansmann, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Infoblox

Bob has been at the bleeding edge of cybersecurity since the early days when firewall and desktop antivirus were the only solutions available. His background as a developer, researcher, product architect, product manager, and product marketer is ideal for extracting interesting details from our guests on the strategic, tactical, or technical aspects of cybersecurity.

Ed Hunter, CISO, Infoblox

Ed Hunter is an experienced security, risk and compliance professional with over 20 years of industry experience. Currently, Ed leads Information Security at Infoblox as CISO and is responsible for Security Operations and Compliance, including certification initiatives such as FedRAMP and SOC-2. Ed joined Infoblox from Palo Alto Networks where he created and led the security team there. In addition to building the security team, he established a leading edge Red Team and product security program including certifications such as SOC2. He also implemented many security improvements in policy, access control, vulnerability scanning/patching, log management and encryption. His experiences covers a vast range of industries from cybersecurity, space and defense, semiconductor, health technology and more at other companies such as Philips, Space Systems Loral, Trident Microsystems, NXP, EDS, IBM and Lotus Development and holds CISSP and CISA Certifications.

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