Valentine joined the McAfee ATR team in May 2020 as an operational intelligence analyst. With experience in both red and blue teaming, she uses her acquired skills to analyse and evaluate threat intelligence and build graphical representations that change the way we approach problems. Valentine is a regular speaker at industry conferences on topics ranging from Kubernetes to offensive security. She is also chairwoman of the WICCA foundation, an educational community for women in cybersecurity based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. After working hours, Valentine is a fiction writer and a self-proclaimed Sci-Fi know-it-all.

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McAfee ATR Thinks in Graphs

0. Introduction John Lambert, a distinguished researcher specializing in threat intelligence at Microsoft, once said these words that changed perspectives: “Defenders think in lists. Attackers think in graphs.” This is true and, while it remains that way, attackers will win most of the time. However, the true power of graphs ...

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Babuk Ransomware

Executive Summary Babuk ransomware is a new ransomware threat discovered in 2021 that has impacted at least five big enterprises, with one already paying the criminals $85,000 after negotiations. As with other variants, this ransomware is deployed in the network of enterprises that the criminals carefully target and compromise. Using ...

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