DirtySecurity: Garret Grajek - Who Does Your Computer Think You Are?

Here’s a question for our hacker friends, the whitehats, the greyhats, and the black hats: Are currently available identity validation tools actually effective in thwarting credential-based attacks?  The likely answer? Hardly, if at all.

Where do authentication processes come up short? We decided to get the lowdown from a man who has made his career in creating and improving access and authentication controls.

On this week’s episode of Dirty Security, Edward Preston gets the skinny on BlackBerry Cylance's VP of Identity Garret Grajek on the company’s latest innovation: CylancePERSONA™. They talk about all that is right and wrong in the world of authentication, and how artificial intelligence is changing what’s wrong while improving what’s right.


About Garret Grajek

Garret Grajek is the VP of Identity at BlackBerry Cylance. He is a certified security engineer with almost 30 years of experience in information security. Garret is recognized in the industry as a security visionary in identity, access and authentication matters. He holds 8 patents involving x.509, mobile, SSO, federation and multi-factor technologies. He has worked on security projects for major commercial accounts including Dish Networks, Office Depot, TicketMaster, Oppenheimer, E*Trade, HP.com and public sector accounts as GSA, U.S. Navy, EPA an USUHS.

Garret started his career as a security programmer at the likes of Texas Instruments, IBM and Tandem Computers. He went on to do distinguishing field security work for RSA, Netegrity and Cisco before being a founder and creator of SecureAuth IdP, a 2-Factor/SSO offering.

About Edward Preston

Edward Preston (@eptrader) has an eclectic professional background that stretches from the trading floors of Wall Street to data centers worldwide.

Edward started his career in the finance industry, spending over 15 years in commodities and foreign exchange. With a natural talent for motivating, coaching, and mentoring loyal, goal-oriented sales teams. Edward has a track record for building effective sales teams who have solid communication lines with executive management.