Cisco Talos Intelligence Blog

November 29, 2022 08:11

Researcher Spotlight: How working for Talos started out as an ‘accident’ for Ashlee Benge before coming a second career

Talos’ lead of data strategy and insights has a lot of weight on her shoulders currently, but it’s nothing she’s not used to

October 31, 2022 14:10

Researcher Spotlight: How Azim Khodjibaev went from hunting real-world threats to threats on the dark web

Most of the time, Khodjibaev is combing through various dark web forums, ransomware group chats, Russian-speaking websites and other sources trying to learn of attackers’ next moves.

October 3, 2022 10:10

Researcher Spotlight: Globetrotting with Yuri Kramarz

“You have completely different angles in preparing different customers for defense during major global events depending on their role, technology and function,” Kramarz said.

September 6, 2022 08:09

Researcher Spotlight: How Asheer Malhotra looks for ‘instant gratification’ in threat hunting

The India native has transitioned from a reverse-engineer hobbyist to a public speaker in just a few years.

August 1, 2022 08:08

Researcher Spotlight: You should have been listening to Lurene Grenier years ago

The exploit researcher recently rejoined Talos after starting her career with the company’s predecessor Lurene Grenier says state-sponsored threat actors keep her up at night, even after years of studying and following them. She’s spent her security career warning people why th

July 5, 2022 09:07

Researcher Spotlight: Around the security world and back again with Nick Biasini

Nick Biasini’s seen it all. Going on a nearly 20-year security career, he’s been a part of some of Cisco Talos’ largest undertakings in the company’s history. From an attack on the global Olympic Games, to a wireless router malware that affected hundreds of thousands of devices

May 31, 2022 09:05

Researcher Spotlight: Martin Lee, EMEAR lead, Talos Strategic Communications

Who knew you could connect Moses to threat intelligence? When the security community usually thinks about the origins of cybersecurity and threat intelligence, the conversation may quickly center around the codebreakers in World War II or the Creeper software developed in the 19

April 25, 2022 08:04

Researcher Spotlight: Liz Waddell, CTIR practice lead

How this Talos team member’s love of true crime led to a life in cybersecurity Liz Waddell is usually there on someone’s worst day of their professional lives.  Chief technology officers and chief information security officers can hope all they want that the day they get hit wit