CTO, Intelligence Director, R-CISC
Dan Holden is the CTO and intelligence director at R-CISC, the retail ISAC, where he focuses on new technology and service development as well as threat intelligence production and exchange. Previously he was the chief technology strategist and director of ASERT, Arbor’s Security Engineering and Response Team at Arbor Networks. There, Holden was responsible for future product direction and security threat intelligence integration. He led the team who oversees the ATLAS global security intelligence database, and are responsible for threat landscape monitoring and Internet security research including the reverse engineering of malicious code. He also managed the development and delivery of security content and countermeasures for Arbor’s industry leading DDoS technologies. Prior to Arbor, Holden was director of TippingPoint’s DVLabs and a founding member of IBM/ISS X-Force. While at TippingPoint, he grew the DVLab’s organization into a mature security research and development team delivering security content, intelligence portals, and reputation technology as well as overseeing the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) program. Holden helped build and define X-Force over the course of 12 years in various capacities ranging from development to product management. He has been in the security industry for over two decades specializing in risk assessment and mitigation, security research, and technology incubation. Holden is a frequent speaker at major industry conferences and has been quoted and featured in many top publications, radio and television.