Risk Management: Dr. Cohen does risk
management consulting and analysis and helps enterprise develop risk
management processes. This includes work done through
Fearless Security as part of
assessment processes, Management
Analytics in consulting
Research as an analyst, as part of angel investment
analysis, and in other activities.
Research and Development: Dr. Cohen has
been a researcher for many years. The best compendium of this work can
be found at All.Net under "Research",
"Forensics", "Protection", and in other areas. This includes the
development of fundamental results, reduction to practice and
codification in patents, implementation in products, and offering
to, through, and in businesses.
CyberSecurity and Information
Protection: Dr. Cohen is a globally recognized expert in
information protection and cybersecurity. He is an ISC2 Fellow, has won
international awards, given keynote speeches at major conferences in this field,
acted on advisory boards for many companies, is a recognized industry analyst
in security strategies, and his work in this area is reflected in many of his other
businesses, and other aspects of his work.
Computer Viruses and Defenses: Dr. Cohen is best
known in the information protection community for his seminal work on
"computer virus" potential capabilities and defenses. He wrote much of
the original work in this field in the 1980s.
Information Assurance: Dr. Cohen identified and
defined the term "information assurance" as part of his work on
critical infrastructure protection in the early 1990s.
Deception for Protection: Dr Cohen did seminal
work on deception for information protection, holds several key patents
in this area, and has developed and taught university courses in deception
and counterdeception. This also led to the advancement of digital forensics
work related to inconsistency analysis as a counter-deception method.
Related publications: Dr. Cohen has published scores of
peer reviewed papers and several books in this area, and has done
research in 4 decades related to these issues. The best place to look
for this work in summary is at All.Net.
He has written a monthly short article on these subjects since the 1990s.
All.Net provides a great
deal of additional information. You might also want to look at videos,
short courses, and related materals.
Business Spinoffs: Dr. Cohen uses
Management Analytics, among other things, to create technologies,
methods, systems, and conditions to start up venture after venture.
Those ventures that grow to the point where they involve others
are usually spun off into separate businesses that succeed or fail on
their own merits.
Litigation Support: Dr. Cohen performs
litigation support on select high-valued legal matters and has a team
that supports the legal process with specialized experts in select
Expert Witness: Dr. Cohen has been qualified
as an expert in Federal, State, and Local jurisdictions for criminal
and civil matters. He has testified in court and in depositions. More
details are available at
Digital Forensics: Dr. Cohen has done
significant research in the field of digital forensics and has worked
as a digital forensics expert including in some cases as an expert
witness. Research results may be found under "Forensics" at
All.Net. He has presented results in
peer reviewed journals and conference papers, in several books, and
has been a keynote speaker at related conferences on 4 continents.
Digital Diplomatics: Dr. Cohen is
working toward developing a theory and practice of digital diplomatics
usable within the legal systems of the world for authentication of
digital records. This is closely related to his work with the
InterPARES Trust and Federally sponsored research relating to the use
of redundant information for integrity and the development of analysis methods
to make determinations about consistency and inconsistency of such records.
Angel Investment and Entrepreneurship
Activities: Dr. Cohen's activities in these areas started from the
1970s. He current activities predominantly involve university
programs, advisory boards, developing online information services,
and as a member and now chapter president of Keiretsu Forum.
Keiretsu Forum Chapter President:
Fred is President of the Pebble Beach chapter of
Keiretsu Forum, the largest angel
investment group in the world, with more than 2500 members in 45
chapters with 134 corporate fundings totaling over $70M and real
estate fundings of 27 companies exceeding $13M in 2015. The Pebble
Beach chapter covers the Central Coast area of California, including
most of Santa Cruz and Monterey
Angel Investments: Fred is currently
invested in more than 45 angel fundings of portfolio companies, does
due diligence work for several companies a quarter, and speaks at
conferences about angel investing and the risks and rewards it brings.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Programs: Dr. Cohen works with and sponsors the California State University - Monterey Bay and
their IIED program to help build and support innovation and
entrepreneurship programs for students and enterpreneurs.
Exit: This started as a series of articles describing
successes and failures in startups and angel funded companies, each
with a lesson to be learned for the investor and the entrepreneur. It
has evolved into a service offering that provides free and for-fee
content to help startups succeed. This ranges from lifestyle and main
street businesses to grow-and-sell businesses that seek angel and
venture funding and eventually sell to large enterprises or go public.
Advisory Boards: Startups often ask for
the assistance of trusted advisors in all areas of business
development. Dr. Cohen participates on advisory boards of startups in
exchange for equity rather than cash, both to help those startups
succeed and to bring them into opportunities in the communities he
InterPARES Trust Research Team: Dr. Cohen
participates in the global effort of the University of British Columbia
to study archives and records management "in the cloud". This program
involves hundreds of researchers from 5 continents, meets all over the
world, and has joint research programs with scores of universities.
Dr. Cohen is a member of the North American and Transnational teams
and is currently leading 3 research efforts within the overall program,
representing Management Analytics in this program.
University - Monterey Bay: Dr. Cohen works closely with
the Dean of the School of Business and the Institute for Innovation
and Economic Development at CSU-MB to help support and advance their programs
and in support of the relationship with Keiretsu Forum Pebble Beach.