CMU Silicon Valley welcomes Kenji Takahashi

Date/Time: April 19, 2016, 1:30 pm (PT) / 4:30 pm (ET) 

Location: CMU Silicon Valley Campus: Bldg 23, Rm 118

Open to Carnegie Mellon students, faculty, and staff only

Global Cyber Threat Intelligence

As cybersecurity attacks become intensified, we are losing our grounds against attackers. Apparently, attackers outsmart victims with richer sets of information, resources, and talents. This talk discusses how we can turn our reactive security approach into proactive one by using threat intelligence that is created and shared globally. In the talk, I highlight recent findings from the collaboration on threat intelligence between NTT Group and its partners. Also, the talk covers our effort on threat intelligence enabled security, including Global Threat Intelligence Platform (GTIP). GTIP is a platform to provide security experts with a single view of global threat landscape so that the experts can proactively protect their systems and businesses. Gathering the data from multiple sources, GTIP analyzes and delivers the intelligence in a timely and contextualized manner. The talk concludes with future direction for threat intelligence enabled security, including broader intelligence sharing and aggressive use of machine learning.

Kenji Takahashi has over 30 years of experience in research and development on information and communication technology for NTT Group. Kenji successfully launched and led open innovation projects with start-up companies, academia, and open source and standard communities as well as NTT Group companies. One of the projects resulted in the world’s first Open Flow-based global network service offerings. Kenji led many NTT R&D projects both in the US and Japan, including cloud computing, software engineering, digital identity management, a collaboration environment, and ubiquitous computing. For his pioneering work in federated identity management, he received the Kiyasu Achievement Award from Information Processing Society of Japan. He received BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Tokyo Institute of Technology.