Chart Topping Threats – How Attacks will Rage in 2021 – Artsiom Holub, Austin McBride – ESW #227

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Artsiom Holub
Senior Security Analyst at Cisco Umbrella

Artsiom Holub is a Senior Security Analyst on the Cisco Umbrella Research team. Throughout the course of the day, he works on Security Threat Reports for existing and potential clients, works closely with the Customer Support Team, finds new threats and attacks by analyzing global DNS data coming from Cisco Umbrella resolvers, and designs tactics to track down and identify malicious actors and domains. Frequent presenter at major cybersecurity conferences including RSA, Black Hat and THEFirst. Currently focused on analysis and research of various cybercrime campaigns, and building defensive mechanisms applying OSINT and HUMINT approaches powered with ML.

Austin McBride
Data Scientist at Cisco Umbrella

Austin McBride is a Data Scientist at Cisco Umbrella who identifies unclassified threat vectors, discovers emerging trends in malware distribution, and analyzes and evaluates the impact of security threats on customers. His current research focuses on the significance of cryptocurrency in the ever-evolving threat landscape, which abets malicious actors to remain anonymous while purchasing infrastructure and avariciously amassing profit which has been unprecedented in traditional financial markets in recent history. Austin speaks at international and national conferences and regularly contribute to the Cisco Umbrella Security Blog. His background is in data mining, analytics, security research, and data visualization.


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