Security Research, Deception

Ransomware Research, Threats, and Futures – Assaf Dahan – PSW #686

March 12, 2021

Assaf Dahan, Sr Director, Head of Threat Research at Cybereason, discusses current trends in ransomware research. What happens when we’re not watching or watching the wrong indicators? And threat actor handoff off pillaging to Cyber Merenaries. Visit for all the latest episodes!

Full Episode Show Notes

Ransomware Research, Threats, and Futures


Assaf Dahan

Assaf Dahan - Sr Director, Head of Threat Research at Cybereason

Assaf has over 15 years in the InfoSec industry. He started his career in the Israeli Military 8200 Cybersecurity unit where he gained extensive experience in offensive security. Later in his career he led Red Teams, developed penetration testing methodologies, and specialized in malware analysis, reverse engineering and threat intelligence.


Lee Neely

Lee Neely - Senior Cyber Analyst at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Lee Neely is a senior IT and security professional at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with over 25 years of experience. He has been involved in many aspects of IT from system integration and quality testing to system and security architecture since 1986. He has had extensive experience with a wide variety of technology and applications from point implementations to enterprise solutions. Lee has worked with securing information systems since he installed his first firewall in 1989.

Paul Asadoorian

Paul Asadoorian - Founder at Security Weekly


Paul Asadoorian is the founder of Security Weekly, which was acquired by CyberRisk Alliance. Paul spent time “in the trenches” implementing security programs for a lottery company and then a large university. Paul is offensive, having spent several years as a penetration tester. As Product Evangelist for Tenable Network Security, Paul built a library of materials on the topic of vulnerability management. When not hacking together embedded systems (or just plain hacking them) or coding silly projects in Python, Paul can be found researching his next set of headphones.



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