Oliver Tavakoli

Chief Technology Officer at Vectra AI

Oliver Tavakoli is chief technology officer at Vectra. Oliver is a technologist who has alternated between working for large and small companies throughout his 25-year career – he is clearly doing the latter right now. Prior to joining Vectra, Oliver spent more than seven years at Juniper as chief technical officer for the security business. Oliver joined Juniper as a result of its acquisition of Funk Software, where he was CTO and better known as developer #1 for Steel-Belted Radius. Prior to joining Funk Software, Oliver co-founded Trilogy Inc. and prior to that, he did stints at Novell, Fluent Machines and IBM. Oliver received an MS in mathematics and a BA in mathematics and computer science from the University of Tennessee.

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Oliver Tavakoli

Russian Wiper Malware is Novel – Protecting Against it Need Not Be
February 25, 2022
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Oliver Tavakoli
Russian Wiper Malware is Novel – Protecting Against it Need Not Be

While this wiper malware is new, it reuses much of the playbook employed by Russian state actors and ransomware gangs - fighting back requires us to sharpen the tools we already have.

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Office 365 Threats and Inversion of the Corporate Network
January 6, 2021
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Oliver Tavakoli
Office 365 Threats and Inversion of the Corporate Network

The number of threats targeted towards Office 365 users and other similar platforms will undoubtedly continue to grow in 2021. Learn from our CTO, Oliver Tavakoli, what your company can do to prepare for the rise of targeted SaaS threats in 2021.

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The Year in Review—and the Year to Come
November 30, 2020
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Oliver Tavakoli
The Year in Review—and the Year to Come

Vectra CTO Oliver Tavakoli looks back on a disruptive 2020 and shares his view of what 2021 holds for security practices.

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Why It's Okay to Be Underwhelmed by Cisco ETA
June 26, 2017
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Oliver Tavakoli
Why It's Okay to Be Underwhelmed by Cisco ETA

Cisco recently announced the term “intent-based networking” in a press release that pushes the idea that networks need to be more intuitive. One element of that intuition is for networks to be more secure without requiring a lot of heavy lifting by local network security professionals.

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Heartbleed on the Inside
May 2, 2014
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Oliver Tavakoli
Heartbleed on the Inside

Learn why Heartbleed can have longer term implications and why it may be just a matter of time before we see targeted attacks that utilize Heartbleed as one of the weapons in the attackers' arsenal to acquire key account credentials and use those credentials to get to the crown jewels.

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