Christiaan Beek is the Lead Scientist & Sr. Principal Engineer of the Enterprise Office of the CTO. He is leading the strategic threat intelligence research with a focus on inventing new technology, research techniques and models. Visionary and serving leadership is at the core of his day-to-day job, getting the best out of people and collaborate to make the (cyber) world safer and a better place.

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 and envision threat intelligence systems and new research techniques. Christiaan speaks regularly at conferences, including BlackHat, RSA, BlueHat and Botconf. Besides contributed to the best-selling security book "Hacking Exposed", he wrote a comic book about Ransomware, is a contributor to the MITRE ATT&CK framework and holds multiple patents.

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McAfee Enterprise ATR

Nation States Will Weaponize Social and Recruit Bad Guys with Benefits in 2022

McAfee Enterprise and FireEye recently released its 2022 Threat Predictions. In this blog, we take a deeper dive into the...

McAfee Enterprise ATR

Operation ‘Harvest’: A Deep Dive into a Long-term Campaign

A special thanks to our Professional Services’ IR team, ShadowServer, for historical context on C2 domains, and Thomas Roccia/Leandro Velasco...

McAfee Labs

DarkSide Ransomware Victims Sold Short

Over the past week we have seen a considerable body of work focusing on DarkSide, the ransomware responsible for the...

McAfee Labs

Additional Analysis into the SUNBURST Backdoor

Executive Summary There has been considerable focus on the recent disclosures associated with SolarWinds, and while existing analysis on the...

McAfee Labs

Operation North Star: Behind The Scenes

Executive Summary It is rare to be provided an inside view on how major cyber espionage campaigns are conducted within...

McAfee Labs

Operation North Star: Summary Of Our Latest Analysis

McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research (ATR) today released research that uncovers previously undiscovered information on how Operation North Star evaluated its...

McAfee Labs

Securing Space 4.0 – One Small Step or a Giant Leap? Part 1

McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) is collaborating with Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and its Blackrock Castle Observatory (BCO) and...

McAfee Labs

Securing Space 4.0 – One Small Step or a Giant Leap? Part 2

McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) is collaborating with Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and its Blackrock Castle Observatory (BCO) and...

Endpoint Security

MITRE APT29 Evaluation – Importance of Prevention in Endpoint Security

In our recent Racing with Cozy Bear blog, we covered the concept of Time Based Security and highlighted the value...

McAfee Labs

COVID-19 Threat Update – now includes Blood for Sale

Although the use of global events as a vehicle to drive digital crime is hardly surprising, the current outbreak of...

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