Craig Williams research over the past decade has included running the Cisco malware lab and trying to outwit the very security products he has helped Cisco to design.
New areas of network protection, including the utilization of new evasion techniques and threats, have emerged directly from Mr. Williams’ work. Today, as a Director of the Cisco Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group (Talos) – Outreach team, Mr. Williams is focused on building next-generation security products covering web and email security, threat defense systems, and security management systems. Through his work and involvement with Cisco Talos – Outreach, he looks to give back to the Internet and security community by helping to bring attention to the breadth and depth of Cisco’s threat research.
Mr. Williams is also working to extend Cisco’s threat defense technologies to a wider range of networking products, broadening the controls and countermeasures that are utilized by existing technologies, and extending coverage across more protocols. His expertise includes designing IPS/IDS signatures, penetration testing, reverse engineering, vulnerability research, botnets, and attack obfuscation.
As director of the Talos – Outreach team, Craig helps to guide some of the most experienced and knowledgeable threat researchers and analysts at Cisco – and in the industry. Their collaborative research and analysis work is intended not only to continually enhance the quality and efficacy of Cisco’s security products, but also, provide actionable intelligence that helps all Internet users defend against both known and emerging network threats.