Darren is a Security Researcher on the McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) team. With a focus on red teaming and with a particular interest in Active Directory attacks, Darren is passionate about breaking networked things to help make defensive blue teams stronger. Having transitioned to ATR from McAfee product engineering, red team work also feeds directly into enhancing our products. Prior to McAfee, Darren spent eight years working in various penetration testing and security consultancy roles. In aid of the Irish security community, Darren helped with leadership of the Dublin OWASP chapter, before initiating the Cork chapter in 2014.
Darren holds two security-related MSc's, one taught and one by research, from Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland, along with various industry qualifications.