Igor Baikalov

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igor-baikalov_securonixAs Chief Scientist at Securonix, Igor leads cyber security research and threat analysis to develop a comprehensive portfolio of adaptive, risk-based behavior models of cyber-attacks, and to further advance Securonix’ signature-less threat detection capabilities through the innovative application of machine learning and anomaly detection techniques. Previously at Bank of America, Igor focused on creating novel solutions for predictive analytics, risk-based access governance and proactive data protection. A scientist by trade and innovator by heart, Igor is an author of nine scientific publications and ten commercial patents. He holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from UCLA, M.S. in Biophysics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and maintains CISSP certification.



Articles by Igor Baikalov

Trump On Cybersecurity

Following the news about the Donald Trump’s statements on the importance of strengthening US cybersecurity, Igor Baikalov, Chief Scientist at Securonix commented below. Igor Baikalov, Chief Scientist at Securonix: “To defend against somebody and to launch ‘crippling counter-cyberattacks’, we better be sure who this somebody is. Attribution remains the most difficult aspect of the cyber …

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SWIFT Network Attacks

Following the news about the SWIFT network attacks, Igor Baikalov, Chief Scientist at Securonix commented below. Igor Baikalov, Chief Scientist at Securonix: “I find it highly amusing that there’s even a discussion of who is responsible for the security of a SWIFT terminal – SWIFT itself, the financial institution, or the local banking regulator? It …

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Experian breach hits 15mil T-Mobile customers

Experian breach hits 15mil T-Mobile customers

Experian, a vendor which processes T-Mobile’s credit applications, has been breached, putting 15 million T-Mobile customers at risk. Innocent users have had personal information such as their name, address, and date of birth exposed to the criminals. In addition, encrypted fields in the hacked databases including “social security number and ID number (such as driver’s …

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OPM Breach Reveals 5.6 Mil Fingerprints Stolen

OPM Breach Reveals 5.6 Mil Fingerprints Stolen

The Office of Personnel Management announced that 5.6 million people are now estimated to have had their fingerprint information stolen – originally thought to be about 1.1 million. About 21.5 million individuals had their Social Security Numbers and other sensitive information affected by the hack. Security Experts from STEALTHbits, Lastline, Tripwire, Lieberman and Securonix have …

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JP Morgan breach

Security Expert Reacts to Arrests Made in JP Morgan breach

Igor Baikalov, former head of security intelligence for Bank of America, who is now chief scientist for Securonix, commented on the news of the arrest of several individuals in association with the JP Morgan Chase data breach. Igor Baikalov, Chief Scientist for Securonix : “There’s a clear trend of increasing complexity of digital crime. It’s no …

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UCLA Health Sys & healthcare data breaches

Expert comments on UCLA Health Sys & Healthcare Data Breaches

Cybersecurity experts are reacting to today’s news that the UCLA Health System is exploring a possible data breach : Richard Blech, CEO, Secure Channels (www.securechannels.com): “Isn’t it a tad simplistic to assume that hackers got in and took nothing? Wouldn’t it make more sense to assume that if the hackers bothered to hack…they probably took …

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breach at CVS

Experts React to New of New Retail Breach at CVS

It was announced that pharmacy chain CVS has taken down its online photo center CVSphoto.com, replacing it with a message warning that customer credit card data may have been compromised. The incident comes just days after Walmart Canada said it was investigating a potential breach of customer card data at its online photo processing store. …

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NYSE computer problems

Tech Experts Comment on UA, NYSE Computer Problems

Reflecting on this morning’s computer problems that grounded flights on United, halted trading on the NYSE, and took The Wall Street Journal website offline for a short period, cybersecurity experts commented : Jonathan Sander, Strategy & Research Officer at STEALTHbits Technologies (www.stealthbits.com): “United Airlines and NYSE both made strong statements via Twitter that their outages …

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OPM breach

Security Experts React to New OPM Breach News

The U.S. government Office of Personnel Management data breach was much larger than previously thought – that every federal employee’s social security number along with other personnel records data (all unencrypted) has been exposed – led to the following reaction from global cybersecurity experts. Igor Baikalov, Chief Scientist, Securonix (www.securonix.com): “And yet another breach disclosure. …

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