Cisco Talos Blog

April 29, 2024 08:00

James Nutland studies what makes threat actors tick, growing our understanding of the current APT landscape

Nutland says he goes into every engagement or new project with a completely open mind and a blank slate — using his background investigating terror operations to find out as much as he can about a particular adversary’s operation.

March 4, 2024 08:00

Heather Couk is here to keep your spirits up during a cyber emergency, even if it takes the “Rocky” music

. The bulk of her career was with a manufacturing company working as a security and email administrator, but she uses her criminal justice degree daily now with Talos IR helping to track down bad actors or helping customers understand adversaries’ motivation and tactics.

October 9, 2023 08:00

How looking at decades of spam led Jaeson Schultz from Y2K to the metaverse and cryptocurrency

“I’m completely interested in the creative ways computers can break down,” Schultz jokes.

September 11, 2023 08:00

You can try to hide your firmware from Kelly Patterson, but she’ll find it (and break it)

Patterson and her teammates are responsible for helping to disclose and patch more than 200 security vulnerabilities a year, some of which affect devices used in thousands of households around the world.

July 10, 2023 08:00

Gergana Karadzhova-Dangela wants to send the ladder back down to the next generation of incident responders

Karadzhova-Dangela's family put her on a plane to Massachusetts without a return ticket and it wasn't until the IT job gave her enough disposable income to afford plane tickets back and forth to Bulgaria that she could see her family.

June 5, 2023 07:00

How Joe Marshall helps defend everything from electrical grids to grain co-ops across multiple continents

Marshall is a senior security strategist for Talos’ Strategic Communications team, specifically focusing on industrial control systems.

May 8, 2023 08:00

Researcher Spotlight: Jacob Finn creates his own public-private partnership at Talos

Today, Finn combs through Talos’ various intelligence sources, open-source research, partner resources, and Cisco product telemetry to track major attacker trends and emerging threats.

April 10, 2023 07:00

Researcher Spotlight: Giannis Tziakouris first learned how to fix his family’s PC, and now he’s fixing networks all over the globe

As a senior incident responder, Giannis helps Cisco Talos Incident Response customers secure and respond to security incidents across the world.

March 13, 2023 08:00

Researcher Spotlight: How David Liebenberg went from never having opened Terminal to hunting international APTs

When Dave Liebenberg started his first day at Talos, he had never even opened Terminal on a Mac before — let alone written a Snort rule or infiltrated a dark web forum.