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Increase operational knowledge of Advanced Persistent Threat campaigns with comprehensive, actionable intelligence reports.

Cyber Threat Data Feeds

Reinforce network defense operations with geographically unique data that provides insight into cyber threats & targeted attacks.

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Data Collection and Global Research Team

KGSS is the exclusive channel for Kaspersky Lab data and solutions to the United States Government. KGSS has access to both consumer security software and organization-wide endpoint protection that provides 400 million collection points powering the data feeds. With significant market share in regions known for being the origination point of especially virulent malware, the KGSS data feeds provide unique and timely insight into what's happening in these regions. With 40 of the world's most elite security researchers, the global research team responsible for uncovering the information and compiling the reports bring a combined level of expertise unmatched by any security company in the world. Team members possess extensive backgrounds focusing on Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), critical infrastructure and banking threats, as well as other sophisticated attacks.

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    in the Russian Federation allowing for an increased number of unique data sources

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    in the majority of the Middle East positioning us ahead of other providers

  • of the world's most elite security researchers

    including many who were the first to discover key APT campaigns

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    are home to collection points powering the cyber intelligence feeds and reports

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Meet Our Team

  • Cynthia James | General Manager

    Cynthia is the General Manager of KGSS and is responsible for the vision and creation of strategic partnerships that provide unique cybersecurity services and solutions to U.S. government, U.S. government contractors and the U.S. National Critical Infrastructure sector. She leads the talented team of developers and cybersecurity experts at KGSS and is committed to helping organizations protect critical infrastructure and sensitive information.

    Cynthia brings more than 25 years of experience in technology management and cybersecurity to the KGSS team. Prior to joining KGSS, Cynthia served as the Global Director of Business Development for Kaspersky Lab, where she spent eight years engaging and managing OEMs and ISVs. During this tenure, she integrated customized malware data feeds into a multitude of product lines of multinational companies like Blue Coat, Juniper, LANDESK and Kaseya.

    In addition to her extensive industry experience, Cynthia is a CISSP with a Master’s degree in Cybersecurity Strategy and Information Management from George Washington University, and is the author of “Stop Cybercrime from Ruining Your Life! Sixty Secrets to Keep You Safe”.

    Cynthia James | General Manager
  • Carol Sapienza | Operations Officer

    Carol is KGSS’s Operations Officer and is responsible for managing and maintaining the operating environment and logistics.  She coordinates communication, scheduling, transportation and just about everything else that keeps KGSS running smoothly.

    Carol has spent the majority of her professional career on a variety of classified contracts supporting the Department of Defense and other members of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Her familiarity and expertise of government operations makes her an invaluable member of the KGSS team. Carol holds an undergraduate degree in English and French from Ladycliff College.

    Carol Sapienza | Operations Officer
  • Christopher Pavona | Senior Developer

    Chris is the newest addition to the KGSS Team and serves as Software Developer responsible for the Threat Intel Reports Portal and Threat Data Feeds Cloud services.  Although new to the cyber security realm, Chris brings large-scale software development experience and expert problem-solving ability to the table in order to provide highly adaptable, efficient solutions.

    Before joining KGSS, he developed code for targeting, sensor, and navigation systems of the MQ-8B/C Firescout UAV and served as an Electronics Technician in the Navy in both the Communications and RADAR/Navigation realms.  Chris was a member of the USS Bainbridge crew responsible for the rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips of the M/V Maersk Alabama from Somali pirates.

    Christopher Pavona | Senior Developer
  • Gabriel Bernadett-Shapiro | Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst

    Gabriel merges open-source intelligence and analytic methodologies with KGSS data to create a holistic understanding of cyber threat groups.  A Bay Area native, he was formerly a researcher at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution where he examined the emergence of ISIS in Yemen and provided briefings to a JSOC Senior Fellow. Gabriel holds a Masters in Public Diplomacy and International Relations from the University of Southern California.

    Prior to his foray in cybersecurity, his research examined the role of communication networks in violence reduction, the application of propaganda campaigns in engaging post-conflict communities, and the use and effectiveness of propaganda tactics over social media platforms.

    Gabriel enjoys rock climbing, biking, and spending as much time outdoors as the weather permits.

    Gabriel Bernadett-Shapiro | Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
  • Eric Jaw | Senior Malware Analyst

    Eric is a self-taught engineer, specializing in information security and data visualization. He previously supported network security efforts across several federal government agencies; deploying and evaluating cutting-edge security appliances, conducting malware research and analysis, and building team resources for improving organizational cyber maturity. Eric leads KGSS technical research projects focusing on big data visualization and computational learning theory.

    Eric holds a degree from the University of Maryland, speaks fluent Mandarin, and it is his firm belief that there is nothing more nostalgic than that blissful sound of a connecting 56K modem, roller ball mice, and Windows 3.1.

    Eric Jaw | Senior Malware Analyst
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