Author Archives: Harry Sverdlove


Harry Sverdlove, Bit9′s Chief Technology Officer, draws from nearly two decades of application design and analysis with industry-leading IT enterprises to add a new layer of technical expertise and strategic vision to Bit9′s Trust-based Security Platform. Prior to joining Bit9 Sverdlove was principal research scientist for McAfee, Inc., where he supervised the overall architecture of crawlers, spam detectors and link analyzers. He joined McAfee through its 2006 acquisition of SiteAdvisor Inc., where he was chief scientist and developed systems for testing, detecting and analyzing any Windows-based application. Prior to SiteAdvisor, Sverdlove ran his own consulting company specializing in Windows automation and spam detection. He also was director of engineering at Compuware Corporation (formerly NuMega Technologies). Prior to NuMega, Sverdlove was principal architect for Rational Software, where he designed the core automation engine behind Rational Robot. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

All posts written by Harry Sverdlove

Information Sharing: Walking a Tightrope or Tightening the Rope?

By: March 31, 2015

Technology and politics make strange bedfellows. Rarely do politicians understand the capabilities or nuances of the cyber landscape, and rarely do technologists understand (or care to understand) the compromises of politics. But in a world of cyber espionage and cyber… Read More

CTO Corner: A “FREAK” Accident or Totally Foreseeable?

By: March 4, 2015

Researchers have discovered a security hole impacting millions of web sites and web servers. Like the recent Heartbleed, Shellshock and POODLE vulnerabilities, this is another flaw that impacts core components of what make up the modern Internet. There are a… Read More

CTO Corner: Creation of CTIIC Demonstrates Heightened Importance of Cyber Security

By: February 11, 2015

The U.S. government is establishing a new federal agency tasked with correlating threat intelligence information and providing analysis of cyber-security risks. The new agency, known as the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC), was officially announced Tuesday. The CTIIC will… Read More

Five Information Security Predictions for 2015 from CTO Harry Sverdlove

By: January 9, 2015

(Editor’s Note: this article also appears on It’s that time of the year, when information security professionals do their best Carnac impressions and give us insight into the year ahead. Looking back, 2014 has been a brutal year for… Read More

CTO Corner: Diversity is not Obscurity

By: November 4, 2014

A few weeks ago, I wrote about applying biological principles to cyber security. Just last week, at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJD Live Global Technology Conference, Dan Kaufman, head of innovation at DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) agreed. “Cyber… Read More

China Syndrome: Collaborating Against a Common Enemy

By: October 28, 2014

A report authored by cyber security firm Novetta has just been released with participation from a coalition of security vendors—including Bit9 + Carbon Black. The report provides valuable insight into the threat actor, dubbed Axiom, who is responsible for many… Read More