Threat Intelligence Expert Perspective: Interview With Levi Gundert
By Greg Barrette on August 26, 2015
We interviewed Levi Gundert, who just joined Recorded Future as the Vice President of Threat Intelligence. Our wide-ranging discussion covered why he chose a career in cyber security with a focus on threat intelligence, what are the greatest cyber threats and challenges faced by the industry, his take on Recorded Future’s value, and finally what makes the threat intelligence expert tick.
Recorded Future (RF): Tell us a bit about your background in security. What inspired you to enter the cyber security world?
RF: Given the many career paths within IT security, how did you become a threat intelligence analyst?
RF: What can an aspiring threat intelligence analyst learn from your own career path that will inspire them?
RF: Let’s talk about you joining Recorded Future. Can you describe your role at Recorded Future?
RF: What motivated you to join Recorded Future, and why now?
RF: Fast forward 18 months. What is the biggest impact you’ve made on Recorded Future and threat intelligence as a discipline?
RF: Having used Recorded Future, how would you explain its value for customers and CISOs?
RF: It would be very helpful to hear about the challenges you see in the industry. Separating hype from reality, what cyber threats should companies be most worried about?
RF: What tools do you use to tackle this problem set?
RF: Could you describe the challenge you were facing (in IT security, as a business, and in the industry)?
RF: Why was this a problem?
RF: You are in a relatively unique position having worked both in a vendor and a customer organization. Having seen both sides what are your thoughts on how organizations should strategically think about threat intelligence?
RF: What do CISOs need to understand about threat intelligence?