Jamie Butler, former chief architect and chief researcher at Mandiant has been named chief scientist at cybersecurity vendor Endgame, where he will lead the company’s  research on advanced threats, vulnerabilities and attack patterns.

“At Endgame, we understand the critical role this research plays in our ability to protect national and commercial interests,” Endgame CEO Nate Fick said in a press release. “Jamie has proven that he has the expertise and forward-looking approach to make significant contributions to the security community.”

With 17 years of operating system security experience, Butler has held research leadership positions at a number of prominent security companies and organizations, including a stint as a computer scientist at the National Security Agency. 

He is the co-author of the bestselling book, Rootkits: Subverting the Windows Kernel and is a frequent speaker at security conferences, serving as a Review Board Member for Black Hat.