CISO Forum | Recorded Future
CISO Executive Series

Keep Your Friends Close and Your Adversaries Closer

Understanding threat actors and how to stop them

Tuesday June 22 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM ET | Virtual Event

In today’s world of aggressive uncertainty, every access point and connection creates an opportunity for adversaries. The more you know about the adversary, the better equipped you will be to preempt and disrupt cyber attacks before they do damage to your organization. This is where intelligence comes in, giving you the visibility you need to act at the speed of the adversary.

Join us on June 22nd for an exclusive gathering of CISOs as we unpack the trend of accelerating adversarial activity that’s disrupting organizations around the world. From ransomware to nation state to fraud, we’ll look at different types of threat actors; delve into their increasingly sophisticated methods; and discuss intelligence-led remediation strategies to preempt and disrupt the adversary before they disrupt you.


We’ll open up with a Q&A with Dan Garcia, Deputy CISO at Datto, Inc. and discuss his team’s approach for defending against threats and mitigating risk across the company.

Immediately following, we’ll transition to three small-group, interactive sessions, led by our senior intelligence professionals.


4:00 – 4:30 PM

Threats and Risk: How CISOs Define Success
Q&A with Dan Garcia, Deputy CISO, Datto and Levi Gundert, SVP of Global Intelligence and Customer Success, Recorded Future

As the leading provider of cloud-based software and security solutions purpose-built for delivery by MSPs, Datto’s solutions help its global ecosystem of partners serve over one million businesses around the world. During this session, we’ll sit down with Dan Garcia, Datto’s Deputy CISO, to discuss his team’s approach for defending against threats and mitigating risk, and how he defines success.

4:30 – 5:15 PM

Ransomware: Take Back Control
Discussion Leader: Allan Liska, Intelligence Analyst, Recorded Future

The threats and repercussions of ransomware are becoming more evident every day across all industries. Regardless of industry or the ability to actually pay a ransom, threat actors show no bias in their targets and campaigns, with thousands of ransomware attacks every year. This session will focus on different aspects of the ransomware ecosystem including preventive security strategies organizations can build to combat ransomware attacks, how intelligence plays a role, and remediation strategies.

4:30 – 5:15 PM

Nation State Threat Actors: What Does This Mean for Your Organization
Discussion Leader: Jason Steer, Principal Security Strategist, Recorded Future

So, China conducted a cyber campaign targeting the India power sector? Why should you care? While you may be paying close attention to your own threat landscape, taking a macro view of the world can help you understand trends and lessons that you can apply to your own organization. During this session, we’ll examine nation state threat actors and activity over the last year. What are the big nation-state players up to? How do nation-state campaigns differ? What are the MITRE attack persistence mechanisms used? What is the potential impact to our global supply chains? And most importantly, how can we apply these learnings to our own security practices?

4:30 – 5:15 PM

Payment Fraud: Operating with a Proactive Fraud-Mitigation Mindset
Andrei Barysevich, Co-Founder and CEO, Gemini Advisory

The global pandemic drove the acceleration of ecommerce, and with it, came a significant increase in breaches of online ordering platforms, resulting in hundreds of thousands of exposed credit cards. During this session, we’ll discuss payment fraud trends over the last year and why fraud-mitigation matters. Is payment fraud a gateway to ransomware? How do we disrupt the economics and turn the tables against cyber criminals? How do we start working as a community to eradicate fraud? Shifting fraud liability is not a viable long-term strategy. Criminals win regardless of who covers the losses.

5:15 – 5:30 PM

Closing Remarks

This event is by invitation only. Recorded Future reserves the right to decline admission.

Speakers & Discussion Leaders

Dan Garcia

Dan Garcia
Deputy CISO, Datto, Inc.

Dan Garcia serves as Deputy CISO and leads Datto’s cyber risk and third party risk management program and security architecture program. Since joining in the summer of 2018, Dan has been focused on securing Datto’s core and developing our cyber resilience strategy. As well as the development and execution of that strategy. He went on to develop enterprise architecture and lead a global Security Operations Center. This Operations Center served as an internal managed service provider to the MassMutual enterprise and included over 350 independent sales agencies across the U.S.

Levi Gundert

Levi Gundert
Senior Vice President of Global Intelligence and Customer Success, Recorded Future

Levi has spent the past 20 years in both the public and private sector, defending networks, arresting international criminals, and uncovering nation-state adversaries. He’s held senior information security leadership positions across technology and financial startups and enterprises. He is a trusted risk advisor to Fortune-500 companies, and a prolific speaker, blogger, and columnist.

Allan Liska

Allan Liska
Intelligence Analyst, Recorded Future

Allan has more than 15 years’ experience in Information Security and has worked as both a blue teamer and a red teamer for the intelligence community and the private sector. Liska has helped countless organizations improve their security posture using more effective and integrated intelligence. Liska is also one of the organizers of BSides Bordeaux and has presented at security conferences around the world on a variety of topics. He is the author of The Practice of Network Security, Building an Intelligence-Led Security Program, and Securing NTP: A Quickstart Guide and the co-author of DNS Security: Defending the Domain Name System and Ransomware: Defending Against Digital Extortion.

Jason Steer

Jason Steer
Principal Security Strategist, Recorded Future

Jason has over 20 years of information security experience, having worked at a number of successful technology companies over the past 15 years, including IronPort, Veracode, and FireEye. Jason also has experience as a media expert with the BBC, CNN, and Al Jazeera, and has worked with both the EU and U.K. governments on cybersecurity strategy.

Andrei Barysevich

Andrei Barysevich
Co-Founder and CEO, Gemini Advisory, a Recorded Future Company

Andrei specialises in threat analysis of cybercriminal communities and oversees proactive intelligence operations. Previously an independent e-commerce fraud researcher, and a private consultant for the FBI’s Cybercrime Unit, for the past 13 years he has been involved in multiple high-profile international cases investigating global reshipping, money laundering and fraud schemes.