A Day in the Life of a Threat Researcher – Ismael Valenzuela – PSW #759

As Vice President of Threat Research & Intelligence at BlackBerry, Ismael Valenzuela leads threat research, intelligence, and defensive innovation. Ismael has participated as a security professional in numerous projects around the world for over the past two decades. In this episode, Ismael discusses his journey to become a top cybersecurity expert. We also explore the cybersecurity trends he and his team are seeing, and how cyber attackers are gaining a foothold and maintaining persistence.

Segment Resources:

https://www.blackberry.com/us/en/company/research-and-intelligence

https://blogs.blackberry.com/en/2022/09/the-curious-case-of-monti-ransomware-a-real-world-doppelganger

https://blogs.blackberry.com/en/2022/06/symbiote-a-new-nearly-impossible-to-detect-linux-threat

Full episode and show notes

Guest

Ismael Valenzuela
Ismael Valenzuela
Vice President of Threat Research & Intelligence at Blackberry

Ismael Valenzuela is Vice President of Threat Research & Intelligence at BlackBerry, where he leads threat research, intelligence, and defensive innovation. Ismael has participated as a security professional in numerous projects across the globe for over 20+ years, which included being the founder of one of the first IT Security consultancies in Spain.

As a top cybersecurity expert with a strong technical background and deep knowledge of penetration testing, security architectures, intrusion detection, and computer forensics, Ismael has provided security consultancy, advice, and guidance to large government and private organizations, including major EU Institutions and US Government Agencies.

Host

Paul Asadoorian
Paul Asadoorian
Founder at Security Weekly
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