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Inside the Mind of a Cyber Criminal

Dec 14, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Cyber criminals have a longstanding reputation of being loners who work out of their mom's basement with hoodies on, but cyber analysts know this isn't the case. Over the last decade, cyber experts have observed an uptick of cyber crime-as-a-service, in which criminals operate in larger, business-like crime units. But what if cyber criminals have a personality profile that organizations can look out for?

This week, SC Media released the article, "Inside the mind of a cybercriminal: do digital law breakers have a personality type," in which they interviewed experts in the cyber space. GroupSense CEO Kurtis Minder was featured in the article alongside industry experts like Joe DiMaggio. Read the full article here.

"With those clues in hand, organizations may better understand the motives behind individual attackers and may even empathize with cyber offenders during the conversation. Kurtis Minder, a CEO and co-founder of GroupSense who has spent years negotiating with ransomware groups, told SC Media this approach could lead to a more successful negotiation.

For organizations that have not started profiling, DiMaggio suggested they can begin by analyzing top cybercriminal groups in their industry.

"Start to expand beyond the zeros and ones, and pick the top five [cybercriminal groups] in your vertical and spend time understanding who they are, where they come from, and what their beliefs are," DiMaggio said."

About Kurtis Minder

061422-KurtisMinder09Kurtis Minder is the CEO and co-founder of GroupSense, a leading provider in Digital Risk solutions. Kurtis built a robust cyber reconnaissance operation protecting some of the largest enterprises and government organizations.

Kurtis has been the lead negotiator at GroupSense for ransomware response cases. He has successfully navigated and negotiated some of the largest ransomware, breach, and data extortion cases world-wide.

With over 20 years in the information security industry, Kurtis brings a unique blend of technical, sales and executive acumen.


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