Technical Lead of Security Research & EMEA Lead for Talos (Cisco)
Martin is technical lead of security research, and EMEA Lead for Talos, Cisco’s threat intelligence and research organization. He seeks to improve the resilience of the Internet and awareness of current threats through researching system vulnerabilities and changes in the threat landscape. He has published widely on cyber security issues, and advises many organisations, including Europol as a member of their technical advisory board on cybercrime.
Martin started his career researching the genetics of human viruses, but soon switched paths to follow a career in IT. With 20 years of experience within the security industry, he is CISSP certified, a Chartered Engineer, and holds degrees from the universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Paris-Sud and Oxford.
The war in Ukraine has demonstrated the role that private sector cyber threat intelligence can play in defending critical national infrastructure. Equally, we have experienced how private sector enterprises in neighbouring countries can become embroiled in the wider cyber conflict.
This talk will review the past 18 months of cyber-attacks showing how cyber threat intelligence has helped to protect networks, where it has been lacking, and hint how the nascent profession will evolve in the near future.