Andre' Ara Karamanian

Security Consultant

Strategic Security Research Organization

Dr. Andre Karamanian, CCIE No. 10228, is currently a security consultant at Cisco. He has worked in the field of security for approximately 14 years. He is highly credentialed with many industry certifications, regularly speaks at conferences, publishes, and has multiple patents. His current research is a collaboration which examines the influence of culture on cyber behaviors, with Dr. Char Sample from CMU Cert. He most recently spoke at the International Conference on Cyberwar at Purdue. He is also developing a generalized framework for applying behavioral analysis of cyber behavior in a quantitative, operational model. His dissertation was a normative study addressing the problems in securing a location-based infrastructure. He and his wife Kathleen live in Durham NC, along with 2 cats, 2 dogs.


May 20, 2014


Cupcakes and Cyber Espionage

5 min read

This blog will suggest a change of strategy in how we address the threat of cyber espionage. One which leverages traditional tactics of counter-intelligence and uses a new approach different than the Lockheed Martin Cyber Kill Chain approach to security, which seeks to disrupt the chain of attack as quickly as possible. Rather than simply […]

May 2, 2014


Sensitive Data Exfiltration and the Insider

2 min read

The Insider Lifecycle Traditional security is designed to keep outsiders from getting in. What happens when the enemy is an insider? A new paradigm must be explored, where the focus needs to shift inward and how data is going outbound. Identifying anomalies in data exfiltration is critical to how to spot the insider. The insider […]