Rick Holland

CISO and Vice President, Strategy
Rick Holland
Rick has more than 15 years’ experience working in information security. Before joining Digital Shadows, he was a vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, providing strategic guidance on security architecture, operations, and data privacy. Rick also served as an intelligence analyst in the US Army. He is currently the co-chair of the SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit and holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Texas, Dallas. Rick regularly speaks at leading security conferences across the globe and has been interviewed by industry and business media including BBC News, CNN, Dark Reading, Motherboard, NPR, The Register and Wall Street Journal.

Recent Posts by Rick Holland

Equifax Breach: The Impact For Enterprises and Consumers

September 8, 2017

What we know about the Equifax breach On September 7th, credit reporting agency Equifax announced “a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting …

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WannaCry: The Early 2000s Called, They Want Their Worms Back

May 12, 2017

Earlier today it was revealed that the United Kingdom’s National Health Service was targeted by ransomware known as “WannaCry.” Sixteen …

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Two Ways to Effectively Tailor Your Intelligence Products

January 17, 2017

In my previous blog, “Trump and Intelligence: 6 ways to deal with challenging intelligence consumers,” I focused on six ways …

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Trump and Intelligence: 6 Ways To Deal With Challenging Intelligence Consumers

January 4, 2017

It is no secret the President Elect Trump is skeptical of the Intelligence Community (IC). He has openly questioned Russia/US …

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You Should Consider Forecasts, Not Predictions

December 9, 2016

Well it’s that time of year again. Sorry, not the Lexus December to Remember Sales Event (don’t you just love those commercials), …

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Digital Risk Monitoring Is A Service, Not a Distinct Capability

October 11, 2016

Digital Shadows was recently recognized as a leader in the Forrester Wave on Digital Risk Monitoring. Digital risk monitoring is …

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Digital Risk Monitoring Can Negate ‘Indicators of Exhaustion’

September 26, 2016

When I first joined Digital Shadows in January, I wrote about the current state of threat intelligence and how “Indicators …

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5 Takeaways From The “Building A Strategic Threat Intelligence Program” Webinar

July 26, 2016

Last week, the great Mike Rothman (of Securosis fame) and I did a webinar titled: “Building a Strategic Threat Intelligence …

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5 Key Lessons From The FDIC’s Breach Disclosure Debacle

July 18, 2016

Last week, the United States House Science, Space and Technology Committee released the scathing results of the committee’s investigations into …

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10 ways to prepare for credential leak incidents

June 30, 2016

From LinkedIn to MySpace, threat actors like Peace of Mind and Tessa88 have been selling credentials in various criminal dark …

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