Rising Star - Marc Laliberte
Rising Star - Marc Laliberte

Category: Rising Star

Name: Marc Laliberte       

Title: Information Security Threat Analyst 

Company: WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Profile: Marc Laliberte started off slowly as a Level-1 technician, but inside of his first year he blossomed into one of the industry's most prolific researchers and writers.

Laliberte made a direct impact on WatchGuard Technologies and the security industry as a whole when in his first year he helped co-author the company's first Internet Security Report. This report included an educational technical analysis of the malware used in the Mirai botnet and the attack on the DNC. Through additional research papers, Laliberte has identified and responsibly reported several vulnerabilities in IoT devices, directly improving the security of IoT consumers and the industry.

Inside WatchGuard, Laliberte now servers as a mentor and advocate for information awareness. His co-workers often consult him for input when developing solutions or troubleshooting complex security challenges. Laliberte has also developed several internal tools that aid in generating threat intelligence for the company. His thought leadership has also impacted the industry at large, as Laliberte speaks at several information technology conferences..

What colleagues say: “With his keen intellect and drive to educate, we really wanted to get Marc interacting with customers, partners and the media. Over the last year, he's hit the ground running and has been a regular contributor in the security scene. His willingness to go above and beyond his primary role to provide cybersecurity education to others outside the company truly sets Marc apart. He is a rising star and we expect the industry will see even bigger things from him in the future.”

-  Michelle Welch, vice president of marketing, WatchGuard