Nick Selby

Nick Selby is Director of Secure Ideas Response Team, an enterprise cyber security incident response service providing emergency network breach recovery services to Global 2000 and Fortune 500 Clients. He is an expert in information security processes and programs, including penetration testing, intelligence and intelligence operations, traffic analysis, intrusion detection and prevention, log management and security event and information management. He specializes in realization of the realm of the possible, and advises clients throughout the United States, mainly in heavily regulated industries. Selby is also a sworn police detective serving at a police agency in Texas, for which he conducts investigations into cyber crime, financial crimes leveraging the Internet, and child exploitation and trafficking.

Selby is the lead author of Cyber Survival Manual: From Identity Theft to Cyberterrorist Attacks (2017, Weldon Owen). He is author of the law enforcement data analysis book, In Context: Understanding Police Killings of Unarmed Civilians (2016, CIAI/Calibre Press). He is co-author of Blackhatonomics: An Inside Look at the Economics of Cybercrime (2012, Syngress), and technical editor of Investigating Internet Crimes: An Introduction to Solving Crimes in Cyberspace (2013, Syngress).

Selby has been a security consultant and adviser to commercial organizations in the United States, Europe, and Russia, and advised several agencies of the United States government and the European Union, the latter on aspects of digital identity, persona, and cyber-crime. Selby founded the Information Security Practice at The 451 Group (now 451 Research) in 2005, where he worked until 2009. From 2006 to 2011, as a Faculty member at IANS, Selby led working sessions at all annual IANS forums, and chaired formal and informal meetings with information security leaders from throughout the F100 and F500, including financial services, manufacturing, oil and gas, defense, and medical firms. As a cyber security consultant at 451, then TRM Partners and N4Struct, and now in Secure Ideas, Selby consults large end users on sophisticated attack and security incident response, data leakage and classification, penetration testing operations and program development, intelligence gathering and analysis, intelligence operations and benchmarking performance of security organizations within very large enterprises.

In 2012, Selby co-founded StreetCred Software, Inc., which provides technology to law enforcement agencies. StreetCred was selected by Code For America as part of its 2013 Accelerator program cohort. He is co-inventor of two pending US patents: 14/946,714, “Predictive Analytics Processing System and Method”, the main processes utilized by StreetCred Warrants; and 14/946,656, “Database Query, Analysis, and Reporting System and Method,” the main processes used by StreetCred Clarity.

Place Your Right Hand On This Glass

One of the hassles of the Yahoo! breach was clearly the coming-home-to-roost quality of the mega-stupid 90’s era “something about you” secret questions, a relic of the “portal” fantasy-based business model, under which you were expected to voluntarily subvert the freedoms of the Internet by turning over all your new-found freedom by allowing one company …

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Statement by Nick Selby on Bishop Fox / Muddy Waters Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statement by Secure Ideas Response Team Director Nick Selby on the Report Issued Today by Security Consultancy Bishop Fox Media Contact: Ben Singleton JACKSONVILLE, FL, OCT 24. Today, a technical report was released by the technology consultancy Bishop Fox, that was based on research  conducted by a team of which I was …

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