Sam Curry has 2+ decades as an entrepreneur, information security expert and executive at companies like RSA, Arbor Networks, CA, McAfee, Cybereason, and more. He is dedicated to empowering defenders in cyber conflict and fulfilling the promise of security, enabling a safe, reliable, connected world. He is a public speaker, holds multiple patents, hosts a podcast (Security All-In), sits on some select boards and publications, and is an InfoSec mentor.
Industry Expertise (2)
Information Technology and Services
Areas of Expertise (5)
Information Serucity Management
Mount Allison University: B.S., Physics/Languages 1994
University of Massachusetts: B.A., English 1996
Selected Media Appearances (6)
Cyber attacks against Australia are state-backed, PM says
Engineering & Technology online
Sam Curry, chief security officer at Cybereason, commented: “Foreign actors are regularly testing the resiliency of networks in both the public and private sector and this is nothing new to Australia. How they respond is important and they are likely prepared...
Assessing the health of the cybersecurity industry in the face of the pandemic
Sam Curry, CSO, Cybereason, discusses the economic impact that COVID-19 will have on the cybersecurity industry, in the short-, medium- and long-term...
COVID-19 Response: How to Secure a 100% Remote Workforce
Cybereason CSO Sam Curry is no stranger to crisis - he was on the team that responded to the historic RSA breach in 2011. But the COVID-19 pandemic brings an unprecedented challenge: How do you manage business continuity and reduce risk with a 100 percent remote workforce? Curry shares strategies and lessons learned...
Honda Hit by Ransomware: Attack Follows Major 2019 Data Breach
Sam Curry, chief security officer at Boston’s Cybereason, added: “With any cyber attack, the devil is in the details and that is certainly the case with Honda…. Today, the harsh reality is that strategic ransomware attacks are on the rise, and if the attackers are holding out for a hefty ransom they might have embedded themselves deeply enough inside Honda to create a challenge for remediation in the short term...
Mystery surrounds leak of four billion user records
Computer Weekly online
“Over the years, hundreds of billions of online accounts have been exposed, meaning that personal information on every human on the face of the earth has been stolen 20 times or more,” said Cybereason chief security officer Sam Curry...
#COVID19 Hospital Construction Firms Hit by Cyber-Attacks
Infosecurity Magazine Home online
“A wider variety of hacking tools that would typically be used by sophisticated groups are trickling down to smaller groups or individuals,” warned Sam Curry, chief security officer at Cybereason...
Selected Articles (4)
Pre-crisis, most assumed the reason we didn’t work from home en masse was because we didn’t know how to or that it would take too much investment. We now know that’s simply not true. A fully remote workforce is possible and probably has been for awhile. However, it does require a shift in IT structure, cultural norms and business and security practices.
Zoom’s popularity skyrocketed 20-fold in the last month, and along with it came a pile-on of criticism. Now the company is facing a lawsuit and is barred by some public and private entities. But does Zoom alone warrant this backlash? Would the hysteria be where it is today if Zoom didn’t jump from 10 million users in December to more than 200 million in March?
Unprecedented numbers of people are working from home for the forseeable future, and we're dealing with everything from childcare to simply trying to find a quiet space for a call or to get work done. Our homes have become our offices, and in the rush to keep things going, we're using new systems and adhering to security policies in a way that's spotty at best.
The security industry has used biological models as an analogy for what is happening on networks and in computers for decades, which is why we have the notion of a computer virus to begin with. It is ironic then, that the security industry is being dramatically affected by a real, biological virus and that what is happening in the world of biology is affecting cyber conflict and cyber markets.