Thursday, 31 August 2017

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It is a huge privilege to be granted an interview with "Mr. RAUL V. RODRIGUEZ" Criminal Intelligence Analyst at Interpol & Operative Counterterrorism Analyst.

So now without wasting the time, lets start interview with him and find out more !

As a renowned cyber security expert, can you give us a brief background on when and how your interest in cyber security sparked?

Mr. Rodiguez : Firstly, I believe we are all life-long students, especially when it comes to cyber security, and therefore I can’t call myself an expert nor do I believe anyone could consider himself/herself one either. We are basically professionals. In my case, since my work in counter terrorism and criminal analysis directly involves cyber security, the interest spark clicked real soon. I have always been interested in the field from a very young age. From designing websites, buying and selling domains to tracking down and analyzing relevant criminal data.

You are recognized for your works. In your personal point of view, what is your greatest contribution to the industry?

Mr. Rodiguez : I have focused my work on the combination of cyber security and psychology/sociology. Both represent a key area to the development of human tracking and biometrics.

What do you consider as the greatest incident of cyber attack, hacking, or other related issues that struck the world recently?

Mr. Rodiguez : In the second half of 2009, the Chinese Google launched three years earlier suffered from a series of cyber-attacks. Known as Operation Aurora, the attack stole intellectual property from Google. It didn’t target just Google as a reported 30 major companies also fell to the targeted malware attack. Reportedly coming out of China the attack looked to gain access to accounts of Chinese public activists. Google released a blog post in early 2010 stating that the attack didn’t achieve its objective and only two Gmail accounts had been partly accessed. All of the breaches came via users using Internet Explorer, and the German, French and Australian government advised people to use alternative browsers. The attack led Google to review its business operations in China stating “that it will have potentially far-reaching consequences”. The attack was traced back to two Chinese schools which have a partnership Baidu Google’s main search engine rival in China. 

How do you perceive the state of cyber security in the next 10 years? What should we prepare for?

Mr. Rodiguez : 10 years seems a pretty long scale to me. When we talk about “cyber”, we can’t think beyond 3-5 years. The development is going to be massive increasing the number of threats along the way. Power, money and politics, that’s what we have to be prepared to face.

Awards, Presentations all over the world, Publications etc,  is Information Security your profession or your passion ?

Mr. Rodiguez : I believe that when you work in such a sector, your profession becomes your passion and viceversa.

In terms of computer / web security, what are the countries that show preparedness for cyber terrorists?

Mr. Rodiguez : According to an ABI Research, ITU, Global Cybersecurity Index, published by the World Economic Forum in 2015, the USA, Canada and Australia seem to be better prepared when it comes to cyberattacks and cyberterrorism. However, in the last two years, Singapore, India, Malaysia and even Oman have taken huge steps forwards to update this classification.

Can you give us any hints about your topic ?

Mr. Rodiguez : Here is the abstract: 

Cybernatives": The most dangerous security threat* ISIS is not a terror organisation but a motive, an idea, a well-organised, cyber-savvy and experienced team with a clear purpose. However, where is the real threat? Out of our national boundaries? Invisible? Or maybe within our own national organisations? Mr. Raul V. Rodriguez, Criminal Intelligence Officer at Interpol, focused with expertise and professional dedication on a very controversial and obscure reality: cyberterrorism and fraud. He will be explaining the various factors which have become targets and strengths for ISIS and several other radical organisations worldwide, focusing on the Indian perspective.   How to prevent it? How to protect your organisation? What steps should law enforcement agencies take further? Is the "dark web" a mere distraction from the core activity?

Q 8. In what way NISS 2017 help attendees ?

Mr. Rodiguez : I am convinced is gonna be a game-changer summit for each attendee with no only knowledge but glorious networking sessions.


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