CSO Tim Bandos Steps Down to Pursue Other Interests
Secret CSO Tim Bandos, Digital Guardian, Computer Security. Tim Bandos, Computer Security’s first director has stepped down to pursue other interests, leaving many wondering what the new boss will do. Computer security blog The Shadow Brokers (TCS) has reported that Tim Bandos, a former head of the Computer Emergency Response Team and the Secret State Department’s cyber-defense team, left to “pursue other interests that he might have. ” According to TCS, Bandos’ departure was announced earlier this week, but he has not yet posted his new full-time gig posting the reasons he is leaving, the website reported. Bandos is also running as a candidate for U. Senate in California, the website said. Read the full article here.
Computer security community members reacted with shock and surprise on Friday.
A few hours after publishing a story about Bandos’ announcement, the Shadow Brokers — a group of U. and European computer security researchers who have been involved in some of the most high-profile computer attacks — announced that an anonymous Twitter account claimed to be one of Bandos’ associates had also announced his departure.
“Tim Bandos has officially announced that he will no longer be the CSO for the CIA,” the Shadow Brokers said on their message board on Friday, according to a screenshot. The organization has not revealed what kind of job Bandos will do, or which role he will hold.
A CIA spokesperson told ZDNet that it was not making any announcements at this time.
“Tim took on very important leadership roles at the CIA, and he dedicated his career to carrying out those roles,” the CIA spokesperson said. “He will be a great asset to all CIA employees who work to keep America safe and secure.
It was not clear who Bandos’ successor would be, with many wondering if he would be taking a new position within the CIA or elsewhere within the federal government. Others said they didn’t know.
“I don’t have a clue who Tim might be replacing him with,” said Mark Ames, the founder of the Dark Reading project and one of the principal authors of the Shadow Brokers’ report.
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“The purpose of Digital Guardian is to provide a platform for members of the internet, including individuals, non-profit organizations, and corporates, to make a direct connection to their respective governments and civil society. Our goal is to enable the people to work together to protect and nurture their own privacy and rights and encourage people to use all forms of media to provide their own transparency into government policies.
The first Digital Guardian program was launched by the CSO and digital privacy and civil rights advocate Tim Bandos, in February 2010. It gave a way to people to share their stories with government at the federal level. Tim Bandos, Co-Founder, CEO and Director of the Digital Privacy Center is a former federal privacy commissioner and a former senior advisor to the President of the United States. Tim Bandos has extensive experience in privacy, civil liberties and the digital realm. He is the cofounder with a partner of the Digital Privacy Center. Tim Bandos is the co-founder and CEO of the Digital Guardian, a nonprofit that began its mission in partnership with the Department of Justice in February, 2010. Tim Bandos is the co-founder, CEO and director. Tim Bandos is the co-founder and CEO of the Digital Guardian, a nonprofit that began its mission in partnership with the Department of Justice in February, 2010. Tim Bandos has extensive experience in privacy, civil liberties and the digital realm. He is the cofounder with a partner of the Digital Privacy Center.
What Have You Learned in 15 Years of Cyber Security?
Tim Bandos, founder of the influential Cybersecurity Institute and chair of the IEEE Computer Society’s Security Technology Working Group, and Bruce Schneier, founder and managing director of the independent security firm Rapid7, discussed their latest project, which called itself the Secret Communications Organization (SECO). The SECO project focused on building an entirely new internet-connected security architecture called SECO, a system that relies purely on security-critical hardware from companies like Dell and Intel. The SECO project had the added benefit of being free, open source, and completely decentralized – and is all the more impressive given that it was initially launched by Tim Bandos, who has over thirty years of experience in computer security. After the presentation, Ben Fry, research associate at the University of Michigan’s Information School, presented some of the technical challenges of building SECO and the lessons he’s learned the last fifteen years. The full text of the talk here.
• Be able to protect their data with secure software.
• Have a single point of entry, and single point of failure.
• Have a secure connection that’s only controlled by a single trusted third party.
A key idea that Bandos’s team took to heart was that because of its decentralized status and because of that decentralized security architecture, the SECO project could not be compromised or circumvented by hackers.
• One of the goals was to make the communications link between computers be “transportable”.
• The SECO team created a “protocol for internet access” that’s completely decentralized (which means that any computer in the world could connect to it and be served up a web page).
• Each computer would then have a “distributed trust” to protect its communications link.
• The software running on each computer can trust all the computers on the internet with a single public key. The software can also communicate with each other about trust.
• The software running on a distributed system can “trust” the software running on other distributed systems. This concept is what allows the SECO project to effectively operate without any centralized control (except for “the cloud”).