Christiaan Beek, Lead Scientist & Sr. Principal Engineer, is part of McAfee’s Office of the CTO leading strategic threat intelligence research within McAfee. He coordinates and leads passionately the research in advanced attacks, plays a key-role in cyberattack take-down operations, and participates in the NoMoreRansom project. In previous roles, Beek was Director of Threat Intelligence in McAfee Labs and Director of Incident Response and Forensics at Foundstone, McAfee’s forensic services arm. At Foundstone, he led a team of forensic specialists in Europe, the Middle East and Africa during major breaches. Beek develops threat intelligence strategy, designs threat intelligence systems, performs malware and forensic analysis and pentesting, and coaches security teams around the globe. He is a passionate cybercrime specialist who has developed training courses, workshops and presentations. He speaks regularly at conferences, including BlackHat, RSA, BlueHat and Botconf. Besides conferences, he also frequently teaches at universities, police academies and public schools to recruit, mentor and train the next generation of cybersecurity specialists. Beek contributed to the best-selling security book Hacking Exposed and holds several patents.