Ben Johnson

Ben-JohnsonBen Johnson is co-founder and chief security strategist for Carbon Black. In that role, he uses his experience as a cofounder and chief technology officer for Carbon Black, which merged with Bit9 in February 2014, to drive the company’s message to customers, partners, the news media and industry analysts.

Johnson, who was directly responsible for the powerful functionality of the Carbon Black endpoint threat detection and response (ETDR) solution, has extensive experience building complex systems for environments where speed and reliability are paramount.

His background also includes a great deal of technical “agility,” having worked on advanced operational teams supporting U.S. national security missions and writing complex calculation engines for the financial sector.

Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University.

Twitter: @chicagoben

Articles by Ben Johnson

Over Half Of UK Universities Hit By Ransomware

SentinelOne FoI request released, finding that over half of UK universities have been hit by ransomware in the past year, whilst Bournemouth University alone has been hit 21 times. Ben Johnson, Chief Security Strategist at Carbon Black commented below.  Ben Johnson, Chief Security Strategist at Carbon Black: “When it comes to ransomware, universities are just as lucrative …


New Windows Zero Day Exploit For Sale At $90,000 On The Dark Web

Following the news that new Windows zero-day exploit that’s up for sale on the dark web for $90,000. Carbon Black’s chief security strategist provides below an insight on this news. Ben Johnson, chief security strategist, Carbon Black:   “Zero-day exploits such as this are particularly problematic, as traditional security solutions like anti-virus rely on blacklisting – they have …


Super Paranoid Malware Furtim Goes to Extreme Lengths to Remain Undetected

Security expert Ben Johnson from Carbon Black commented below on the reports about Furtim – a new strain of ‘paranoid’ malware that is taking extreme pains to avoid detection – least of which being to scan its intended target for any traces of 400 different security solutions before it sticks its head over the parapet …