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Echelon Risk + Cyber Welcomes Shea Nangle as Director of Advisory Services
Echelon Risk + Cyber Welcomes Shea Nangle as Director of Advisory Services
Oct 19 / 2022

"This is an exciting time to be joining Echelon. Today we face an ever-evolving array of cyber threats, and Echelon is well-positioned to make the world a safer and more secure place," said Nangle. "I look forward to the opportunity to build out Echelon's Advisory Services offerings and apply my skills and experience to help Echelon's clients improve their security posture."

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Echelon Risk + Cyber Welcomes Kaushik Kiran as Director of vCISO and Cyber Strategy Services
Echelon Risk + Cyber Welcomes Kaushik Kiran as Director of vCISO and Cyber Strategy Services
Oct 06 / 2022

“Cybersecurity is increasingly becoming an integral part of business success. With my extensive experience across technology risk and CISO workstreams, I was looking for an opportunity to either lead or be part of a team that helps drive the strategic transformation of cyber initiatives,” said Kiran. “The opportunity at Echelon provides excellent synergy for my professional growth while allowing me to solve clients’ needs.”

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Data Regulations Follow – and Go Beyond – Europe’s GDPR
Data Regulations Follow – and Go Beyond – Europe’s GDPR
Sep 08 / 2022

Our Director of TPRM, Tom Garrubba, is quoted in an article by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) on how data regulations in Europe like GDPR have set high standards worldwide while privacy is still a debate in the US. “Now every other privacy regulation in the world has used GDPR as a foundation,” Tom said.

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Children's Online Privacy May Soon Get the Big Boost It Needs
Children's Online Privacy May Soon Get the Big Boost It Needs
Sep 06 / 2022

Tom Garrubba, our director of TPRM, recently got qouten on a article by LifeWire:

"The bill is heavy on ensuring the "health and well-being" of children, which is something that many parental organizations and privacy activists for years have been criticizing big tech for turning a blind eye to."

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Your Facebook App Might Still Track You, Even After Being Told Not to
Your Facebook App Might Still Track You, Even After Being Told Not to
Aug 18 / 2022

Tom Garruba, our director of Third Party Risk Management (TPRM), is quoted in a featured article by LifeWire on how your Facebook app can still track you, even after being told not to.

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Marriott hit by another data breach
Marriott hit by another data breach
Jul 12 / 2022

Tom Garruba, our Director of TPRM, is quoted in a featured article by SC Media on the second Marriott data breach.

"As an organizations security team continues to educate end-users on ways to identify phishing and other cyber threats, this latest report emphasizes the continued danger of social-engineering exploitations particularly as employees have begun a mass return to the office," Garrubba added.

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For the second time this year, Marriott has suffered a data breach
For the second time this year, Marriott has suffered a data breach
Jul 12 / 2022

Tom Garrubba, our director of Third Party Risk Management, gets quoted on a featured articles by SiliconANGLE:

“As an organization’s security team continues to educate end-users on ways to identify phishing and other cyber threats, this latest report emphasizes the continued danger of social-engineering exploitations particularly as employees have begun a mass return to the office.”

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LinkedIn May Reveal Crucial Details To Hackers
LinkedIn May Reveal Crucial Details To Hackers
Jul 07 / 2022

Forbes recently quoted Tom Garrubba, our director of TPRM, in a article that talks about the risks of revealing too much information on LinkedIn:

"All social platforms have the potential to be exploited by nefarious people and LinkedIn is certainly no exception," said Tom Garrubba, director of TPRM (Third Party Risk Management) professional services with Echelon Risk + Cyber.

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Why You Shouldn't Use Chrome's Updated Password Manager
Why You Shouldn't Use Chrome's Updated Password Manager
Jul 07 / 2022

Dahvid Schloss, our Offensive Security Lead, was quoted in this featured article by Lifewire:

"Password Managers enable you to create strong, complex passwords without having the memory of an elephant," said Schloss, "and most of them provide some level of breach monitoring to let you know when you need to change a site password."

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ZuoRAT Hijacks SOHO Routers From Cisco, Netgear
ZuoRAT Hijacks SOHO Routers From Cisco, Netgear
Jun 30 / 2022

"Once you are on the router you have a full trusted connection to poke and prod at whatever device is connected to it," Dahvid Schloss, offensive security team lead at Echelon, said via email. "From there, you could attempt to use proxychains to throw exploits into the network or just monitor all the traffic going in, out, and around the network."

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Echelon Risk + Cyber Welcomes Tom Garrubba as Director of Third-Party Risk Management Services
Echelon Risk + Cyber Welcomes Tom Garrubba as Director of Third-Party Risk Management Services
Jun 28 / 2022

“My entire career has been focused on operational risk, security, privacy, audit, resilience and compliance in various industries,” said Garrubba. “I look forward to helping Echelon clients in a variety of industries identify, assess and mitigate third-party risks to improve their risk posture.”

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International Law Enforcement Operation Takes Down Russian Botnet
International Law Enforcement Operation Takes Down Russian Botnet
Jun 21 / 2022

Tom Garrubba, our director of TPRM, is quoted in this article by SiliconANGLE that talks about how Botnets work and how dangerous they can be:

“Botnets are so dangerous because they control large swaths of vulnerable computer systems at a scale, unlike any other attack. Those infected computer pools can then be pointed at legitimate resources and cause havoc,” Garrubba added. “Botnets can perform very disruptive attacks like distributed denial of service or large-scale vulnerability exploitation to sell to initial access brokers who will later lend that access to ransomware gangs.”

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Why You Shouldn’t Store Sensitive Details in a Web Browser
Why You Shouldn’t Store Sensitive Details in a Web Browser
Jun 21 / 2022

Lifewire quoted our offensive security lead, Dahvid Schloss, in this featured article.

"The fact that the malware goes after Chrome, in particular, doesn't surprise Dahvid Schloss, Managing Lead, Offensive Security, At Echelon Risk + Cyber. In an email exchange with Lifewire, Schloss said the attack appears to exploit a long-standing issue in Chrome."

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9 tipos de virus informáticos y cómo hacen su trabajo sucio
9 tipos de virus informáticos y cómo hacen su trabajo sucio
Jun 21 / 2022

CSO Magazine entrevistó a Dahvid Schloss, jefe de seguridad ofensiva enb Echelon Cyber para un artículo destacado: 9 tipos de virus informáticos y cómo hacen su trabajo sucio.

"Si quieres tener una buena perspectiva de los diferentes tipos de malware,lo mejor es que hables con alguien que se gana la vida escribiendo. Esees el trabajo de Dahvid Schloss: es el jefe de gestión de la seguridad ofensiva en la empresa de servicios profesionales de ciberseguridad Echelon Risk + Cyber, donde trabaja en el malware destinado a emular a actores de amenazas reales para ejecutar plataformas de mando ycontrol en los compromisos de emulación adversaria y equipo rojo de su empresa. Desglosó los diferentes tipos de virus con los que trabaja según su función."

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9 types of computer virus and how they do their dirty work
9 types of computer virus and how they do their dirty work
Jun 13 / 2022

Dahvid Schloss was quoted in this CSO article where he explains the nine types of computer viruses and how they work.

"If you want a great perspective on the different types of malware, you could do worse than talk to someone who writes it for a living. That's Dahvid Schloss's job: he's the managing lead for offensive security at cybersecurity professional services firm Echelon Risk + Cyber, where he works on malware meant to emulate real threat actors to execute command-and-control platforms on his company's adversarial emulation and red team engagements. He broke down the different types of viruses he works with by their function."

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What Influencers Should Know About Digital Security
What Influencers Should Know About Digital Security
Apr 06 / 2022

Lily Clark is featured in this incfile blog for social media influencers on on how NOT to get hacked.

According to Lily, one of the main things that influencers can do to protect accounts is add two-factor authentication or multi-factor authentication (MFA). “Cracking passwords and finding passwords in breaches is easier than people realize, so that added layer of protection can prevent a lot of damage from threat actors,” she explains.

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Companies Going to Greater Lengths to Hire Cybersecurity Staff
Companies Going to Greater Lengths to Hire Cybersecurity Staff
Apr 06 / 2022

Echelon's Dan Desko and Lily Clark are quoted in this article about finding creative ways to fill cybersecurity roles.

“On the talent development side of the house, we look for those who exhibit the underlying values that we see as critical for a firm like us, and couple that with a strong ability to learn," says Echelon Risk's Desko. "Once we find those people, we help turn them into cyber superstars.”

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Why SASE—an emerging cybersecurity term—is crucial for protecting your company's work-from-home data and systems
Why SASE—an emerging cybersecurity term—is crucial for protecting your company's work-from-home data and systems
Apr 06 / 2022

Paul Matvey speaks about the importance of Zero Trust and SASE on remote work environments.

"You may find that you already have many of the required components in place, and now need to apply some elbow grease to orchestrate them together," Paul Matvey, a cybersecurity manager at Echelon, said.

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Echelon Risk + Cyber Joins CrowdStrike’s Elevate Partner Program
Echelon Risk + Cyber Joins CrowdStrike’s Elevate Partner Program
Mar 01 / 2022

Echelon Risk + Cyber announced it has joined the CrowdStrike Elevate Partner Program. Echelon will combine their expert advice and full suite of cybersecurity services with CrowdStrike's industry-leading endpoint protection platform to help customers stop breaches.

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Echelon team uses cyber skills to aid mass Afghanistan evacuation
Echelon team uses cyber skills to aid mass Afghanistan evacuation
Oct 08 / 2021

Veterans, volunteers and government workers and officials all worked together to create a virtual global network that provided secure communications, open-source intelligence and logistical aid to usher vulnerable and endangered individuals out of the country.

Cybersecurity skills proved to be quite valuable to the operation, according to CEO and managing partner Dan Desko, and Dahvid Schloss, offensive security lead.

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Pittsburgh cybersecurity company helps Afghan refugees in ‘Digital Dunkirk’
Pittsburgh cybersecurity company helps Afghan refugees in ‘Digital Dunkirk’
Aug 30 / 2021

From behind a keyboard, there’s a nationwide effort called “Digital Dunkirk,” and the goal is to help people escape Afghanistan.

The Echelon team usually spends their time helping companies with the tools they need to stay safe when it comes to hackers and ransomware attacks. But over the last few weeks, they’ve also had another mission — to get Afghans safely out of Afghanistan.

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Events

Upcoming Events

Dec 14 2022
PLI's Fundamentals of Privacy Law 2022

Tom Garrubba, Director of TPRM, will lead a panel on Third Party & Vendor Privacy. If you're attending, see you there!

Past Events

Dec 5 2022
Pittsburgh Information Security Awareness Day 2022
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Join us with Horizon3.ai on this year's Pittsburgh Information Security Awareness Day 2022. We will present two new talks with Horizon3.ai's team: Credentials Are The New RCE & Mitigating (Radio) Active Directories. Come and say hi at our stand, see you there!

Nov 17 2022
2022 Accounting CPE Conference
Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania

Paul Matvey, Cybersecurity Manager, will present at the 2022 Accounting CPE Conference.

Nov 16 2022
7th Annual Northwest Ohio Cybersecurity and Risk Management Summit
Maumee, Ohio

Tom Garrubba, Director, Echelon Risk + Cyber, will present his talk The Role of Internal Audit in Third-Party Risk Oversight at the 7th Annual Northwest Ohio Cybersecurity and Risk Management Summit. See you there!

Nov 8–9 2022
CefPRO Third Party Risk Management USA: Cross Industry

Tom Garrubba, Director of TPRM at Echelon Risk, will be attending at this CefPRO's Third Party Risk Management USA: Cross Country. If you're attending, reach him there!

Oct 27–28 2022
2022 Global Resilience Foundation Summit On Security & Third-party Risk

Tom Garrubba, Director of TPRM at Echelon Risk, will be attending at this year's edition of the Global Resilience Foundation Summit On Security & Third Party Risk. If you're attending, reach him there!

Sep 24 2022
BSides Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina

Dahvid Schloss, our Managing Lead, Offensive Security, will present his talk about common mistakes most blue teams make and how to level up people, tools and processes in the face of ever-evolving threats

Sep 9 2022
Triangle InfoseCon
Raleigh, North Carolina

Jeff Hoge will present his talk Zero Trust's 800-63 lb. Gorilla were he will explain how passwords are still a critical part of most organizations’ security infrastructure, and different techniques on how to employ controls like privileged access management (PAM), password auditing techniques, user training, and more to strengthen password security.

Aug 27–28 2022
Blue Team Con 2022

Ross Flynn will speak about how cyber employees from non-traditional backgrounds can help mature a cybersecurity program.

Aug 15–16 2022
[DefCon Training] Zero 2 Emulated Criminal: Intro to Windows Malware Dev

Step up your emulated criminal game with a practical, hands-on introduction to malware development. Join Dahvid Scholoss at Zero 2 Emulated Criminal: Intro to Windows Dev on this year's Defcon Training Sesions.

Jul 28 2022
Triad NC ISSA Monthly Meeting
Greensboro, North Carolina

Jeff Hoge is presenting his talk Instituting a Boredom-Free Cyber Awareness Culture on the Triad NC ISSA Monthly Meeting where he talk will about how companies need to devote resources to build their culture through boredom-free security awareness training.

Jul 8 2022
B-Sides PGH
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ross Flynn speaks about how cyber employees from non-traditional backgrounds can help mature a cybersecurity program.

Jun 6–9 2022
RSA Conference 2022

Dahvid Schloss and Paul Matvey attend the RSA Conference 2022 on San Francisco to learn, network, and interact with this world-leading cybersecurity event.

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