Author: Christiaan Beek

Christiaan Beek Christiaan Beek is the Director of Threat Intelligence, Malware Operations at McAfee Labs. In his previous role at McAfee, he was the director of the Incident Response and Forensics for the McAfee Foundstone team in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Beek is an active member of MFCIRT, performing reverse-engineering of malware, digital forensics, forensic data mining, as well as coaching security teams around the globe. He is a passionate instructor and cybercrime specialist who has developed multiple training courses, workshops, and presentations. Beek is a contributor to the best–selling security book "Hacking Exposed."

By Raj Samani (@Raj_Samani) and Christiaan Beek (@ChristiaanBeek), In the McAfee Labs Report published in November 2014, Senior Vice President Vincent Weafer commented that 2014 will be remembered as “the year of shaken trust”.  Indeed almost every single threat measured saw notable increases in Q3 which pointed to a rather ominous 2015.  There was however […]

Protecting customers take precedence over seeking headlines – this was the title of a recent blog by our very own Christiaan Beek into the priorities of the team.  Yet, within 72 hours we were awoken with news of a recently discovered espionage campaign using a toolkit under the name of Regin. McAfee is aware of […]

This week we announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) that combines our skills in the war against cybercrime. This agreement demonstrates our commitment to addressing the growing menace that each and every one of us faces in the digital world today. As our dependence on the […]

Beyond the relentless headlines of data breaches, credit card theft, and many other cybersecurity-related stories lies a very simple explanation. Sometimes it’s as simple as an employee clicking on a link within an email, or a user of a popular cloud service using 123456 as the password. So with recent headlines reporting the widespread theft […]

By Brad Antoniewicz and Raj Samani Headlines across multiple media outlets are sounding the alarm on a new vulnerability affecting Linux and Unix systems. Nicknamed “Shellshock,” the vulnerability is said by some to have wider reach and impact than the recent Heartbleed vulnerability in April that, by some estimates, affected over million Internet-accessible systems.  For […]