Tom Kellermann

Tom Kellermann
Chief Cybersecurity Officer for Carbon Black Inc.
VMware

Tom Kellermann is the Chief Cybersecurity Officer for Carbon Black Inc. Prior to joining Carbon Black, Tom was the CEO and founder of Strategic Cyber Ventures. On January 19, 2017, Tom was appointed the Wilson Center’s Global Fellow for Cyber Policy in 2017.

Tom previously held the positions of Chief Cybersecurity Officer for Trend Micro; Vice President of Security for Core Security and Deputy CISO for the World Bank Treasury.

In 2008 Tom was appointed a commissioner on the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President of the United States. In 2003 he co-authored the Book “Electronic Safety and Soundness: Securing Finance in a New Age.”

Kellermann believes, "In order to wage the counter-insurgency we must spin the chess board. The killchain is obsolete - we must measure success of disruption of attacker behavior. Understanding root cause is paramount. Combination of TTPs define intent. Cyber is All about context and intent/cognition."

Recent Events and Presentations

May 27, 2020

ITIF hosted a video webinar to discuss the cybersecurity risks facing workers, students, and organizations during the pandemic and how policymakers can help them become more resilient and better prepared to face future challenges.