Counter Threat Unit Lead
Ben Goerz leads the Counter Threat Unit at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, where he specializes in Threat Hunting and Threat Intelligence. He also works closely with the Incident Response Team, fighting attackers first-hand.
Kimberly-Clark – maker of Kleenex, Kotex, Huggies, Cottonelle, Scott, and more – is a perennial Fortune 200 company with more than 80 highly-automated manufacturing facilities around the world.
Ben’s research interests include threat hunting methods and beyond-the-border response methods (psychological deterrence, infrastructure takedowns, etc.).
Ben holds an MS in Information Technology Management and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Security tools and policies are good, but can contribute to a false sense of safety, especially in “highly secure” ICS environments. Threat Hunting can deliver a shocking dose of reality by discovering unknown threats… especially those that shouldn’t possibly be there. Kimberly-Clark has been on a 3-year journey of hunting threats within its ICS environment. […]