In this episode of Security Nation, Jen and Tod chat with Michael Daniel, president and CEO of the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA), as well as a co-chair on the IST’s Ransomware Task Force. After discussing Michael's career in cybersecurity with the US government, they talk about what makes information sharing so hard in the security space and how the CTA has addressed this challenge in its efforts to promote better threat intelligence.

Stick around for the Rapid Rundown – with Tod on holiday (AKA vacation), Jen brings on Rapid7’s public policy guru Harley Geiger. They chat about the Cyber Incident Reporting Act, which is likely headed to a Senate floor vote and, if passed, would bring major changes to the reporting requirements around cybersecurity events for owners and operators of critical infrastructure.

Michael Daniel

Michael Daniel serves as the President and CEO of the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA), a not-for-profit that enables high-quality cyber threat information sharing among cybersecurity organizations. Prior to CTA, Michael served for four years as US Cybersecurity Coordinator, leading US cybersecurity policy development, facilitating US government partnerships with the private sector and other nations, and coordinating significant incident response activities. From 1995 to 2012, Michael worked for the Office of Management and Budget, overseeing funding for the US Intelligence Community. Michael also works with the Aspen Cybersecurity Group, the World Economic Forum’s Partnership Against Cybercrime, and other organizations improving cybersecurity in the digital ecosystem. In his spare time, he enjoys running and martial arts.

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