Presentation by: Randy Pargman, Vice President of Threat Hunting & Counterintelligence at Binary Defense
Randy will be sharing practical information and stories from the operation of a cybersecurity threat research lab, from dark net interactions, monitoring threat actors operating in the environment, using the lab for student intern projects, Microsoft EDR and EDR-bypass research, developing new custom detections, and more. The discussion will also cover some initial tips for how to create a shared-distributed research lab of your own.
In Randy’s role at Binary Defense, he leads the Threat Hunting team in reverse engineering malware and developing new techniques for detecting signs of emerging threats and attacker behavior that evade or defeat traditional security solutions. He also leads the Counterintelligence and Intelligence Operations Teams in researching threat actors, finding threat information on Darknet hidden websites, criminal forums, dump sites and social media platforms.
Joining Binary Defense in 2019, Pargman had previously spent 15 years at the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Senior Computer Scientist with the Cyber Task Force based in Seattle, Washington as well as the global Cyber Action Team.