Mark Elliott currently works as founder and CEO of Comar Cyber a human factors cyber security training and consulting company that offers training at the intersection of cyber operations, human intelligence, and counterintelligence. Prior to that, he served as a career CIA Case Officer specializing in human intelligence (HUMINT) collection and cyber operations in various locations. Early in his career he served as a State Department Foreign Service Officer, and later as a tech entrepreneur during the first dot-com bubble.
Mark has over two decades of experience assessing and mitigating risk in international cyber and intelligence operations. He has served at the operator and manager level leading staff in international security and cyber defense operations in high-threat and austere overseas environments. He has worked across human & technical intelligence, military, and law enforcement disciplines. Mark has training and experience in identifying and countering nation-state cyber threats to protect enterprise and operational systems. During his career he worked to improve national level security for foreign partners in Europe and South Asia and Latin America.
Some great books on Cyber Risks and Information Security discussed on The International Risk Podcast today include:
“You’ll See This Message When It’s Too Late” https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/youll-see-message-when-it-too-late
“How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk” https://www.howtomeasureanything.com/cybersecurity/
Free Resources on Cybersecurity: https://www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity