Presentation Description - Thursday January 9, 9:30 am to 10:15 am
Getting Inside the Mind of a Cyber Hacker
Hackers are the new superheroes. They have seemingly magical powers that most people can’t comprehend. Where there are superheroes, there are also supervillains, and in the world we live in, there’s a war of escalation going on. Unprecedented developments in both the complexity and scale of hacking have reformed the economic, political & social environment we live in.
Take a journey to learn how the mind of a hacker works and how it can be deployed for both breaking the things we use every day and building the new technologies we need to advance into the future.
"To catch cyberattacks in real time we need to understand how organized criminals groups operate these days," he explains. "The day of the lone wolf hacker in a basement are long gone — we are dealing with highly sophisticated groups."
- Etay Maor
Etay Maor is an accomplished cybersecurity profession with a track record both as an individual contributor and as a team and group manager. Passionate about security, threat intelligence, education and teamwork.
Prior to IntSights Etay was previously an executive Security Advisor at IBM Security, where he led security and fraud fighting awareness and research. He specialized in cyber crime, watching active hack attacks and helping corporations defend against them.
Previously, Maor was the Head of Cyberthreat Research at RSA Labs where he managed malware research and intelligence teams and was part of cutting-edge security research.Etay Maor landed at IBM when the company bought his former employer in 2013, Israeli security firm Trusteer, for a reported $800+ million.
He also studies how different malicious groups use the internet and their own off-the-grid version of it known as the "dark net." He has vast experience in studying and analyzing cyber threats, correlating trends, events and changes in technology and taking complex technical security issues and presenting and explaining them in a clear and understandable manner.
As a recognized industry speaker he has dozens of speaking and key note appearances in security industry events, including:
RSA USA, RSA Asia, RSA Europe, FS-ISAC, GovWare Singapore, Disruptive Innovation in Security, Technology Madrid, IBM Impact, IBM Pulse, DCOI (Defensive Cyberspace Operations & Intelligence) and many more academic master courses, volunteer work with schools and media interviews and publications.