Senior Director – CTU Cyber Intel Cell SecureWorks
Don Smith leads the CTU™ Cyber Intelligence Cell: a global team of experienced threat analysts who, through the application of established intelligence practices, deliver actionable and timely intelligence products on the threats most relevant to SecureWorks clients. Don also leads the CTU research team in EMEA.
Don joined SecureWorks in 2005 and, since then, has been instrumental in establishing a CTU presence in EMEA and building important relationships for SecureWorks in the region. His enthusiasm and threat expertise means that he regularly represents SecureWorks at industry events. Don has 28 years’ experience in the IT industry and was previously responsible for security architecture and operations for a multi-billion enterprise, where he took a lead role in successfully integrating 14 acquisitions.
Don’s first exposure to security was in 1991 responding to an intrusion at a UK University. He is a recognized subject-matter expert in many areas of cybersecurity and advises SecureWorks and SecureWorks’ clients globally. Don is the industry co-chair of the Strategic Cyber Industry Group in the National Cybercrime Unit at the National Crime Agency.
Responding to the ever evolving threat landscape
The Secureworks Counter Threat Unit constantly analyses threat data across our worldwide customer base and actively monitors the cyber threat landscape to provide a globalised view of emerging threats, zero-day vulnerabilities, and the evolving tactics and techniques of advanced threat actors. This session will provide the latest intelligence on the threat landscape, considering the criminal threat from ransomware as well as trends from hostile state actors. We will also cover practical measures your security team can use to keep you protected and how Secureworks can help your organisation accelerate threat detection and response.
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