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Courtney Falk

Senior Research Analyst

Courtney Falk is a senior research analyst for Optiv’s Global Threat Intelligence Center (gTIC). Courtney analyzes tools, standards and intrusion sets in order to improve state of the art threat intelligence and help Optiv clients stay ahead of potential attacks.

 

Russian Information Operations: Understanding One of the Most Prolific of Threat Actors

· By Courtney Falk ·

Today’s businesses are underestimating the enemy. A lack of knowledge about threat actors, and their intent, as well as an inability to thwart them has left businesses at risk. The ability to see things from the eyes of the enemy can help organizations understand threat actor intent and, therefore, build stronger cyber resilience. Optiv is launching a new resource to help readers obtain a clearer view of the current cyber security landscape from the perspective of threat actors.

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The Risk of Cryptocurrencies

· By Courtney Falk ·

Cryptocurrencies are a libertarian ideal: a monetary system outside the control of big government. The modern digital world provides the necessary components for a cryptocurrency to succeed. Computing power has advanced sufficiently to lower the processing burden of cryptography. Now systems are both powerful enough and affordable enough that there is a sufficiently large audience for a cryptocurrency system. But where cryptocurrencies solve some of the fundamental problems of centralized currencies, they also introduce some new problems while still falling victim to other, age-old problems.

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The Most Important Threats for Your Organization to Watch

· By Courtney Falk ·

The Optiv Cyber Threat Intelligence Estimate 2017 is a yearly report that reviews important events of the past calendar year, and uses them to make projections for the coming year. Professionals from Optiv’s Cyber Threat Intelligence practice and the Global Threat Intelligence Center (gTIC) collaborated to identify the most important threats to watch.

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