H9. M-Trends 2019: Trends Behind Today’s Most Impactful Cyber Breaches and Cyber Attacks
Thursday, June 6, 2019
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Explore the latest developments behind today’s attacker techniques, behaviors, and motivations sourced from this year’s M-Trends 2019 Report, our annual publication based on FireEye Mandiant’s frontline investigations of the most interesting and impactful cyber attacks in 2018.
Join us for this session, as Dustin Nowak, Principal Consultant at FireEye Mandiant shares highlights and case studies from this year’s edition, including:
- Evolving attack trends in today’s threat landscape
- New advanced persistent threat (APT) groups that emerged in 2018
- Hidden risks found across M&A business activities
- Best practices lessons learned from the front lines of incident response
Dustin Nowak is a Principal Security Consultant at FireEye Mandiant. Currently he leads engagements evaluating clients ability to perform Incident Response and security operations, and integrate the security program with the business. Prior to Mandiant, Dustin was a lead Incident Responder for CenturyLink, the third largest telecommunications provider in the US. The Mandiant and CenturyLink positions have garnered him broad experience across some of the largest commercial security incidents recently published in the media.
Dustin’s career began in the Air Force after graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in 2003. Over the course of an 8 year military career he traveled to 8 countries, providing security engineering and architecture leadership to support the Global War on Terror. He also completed his Master’s degree in Computer Science with a focus on Artificial Intelligence. Upon separating from the Air Force, he transitioned to direct support of government cyber-security operations in Northern Virginia. This experience exposed him to sophisticated, cutting-edge state actor techniques, tools and procedures. He is passionate about sharing the knowledge and experience he has gained to grow cyber security awareness.