Austin McBride

Threat Analytics Researcher, Cisco Umbrella (formerly OpenDNS)

Austin McBride is a Threat Analytics Researcher at Cisco Umbrella who analyzes and evaluates the impact of security threats on customers, identifies unclassified threat vectors and discovers emerging trends in malware distribution. His current research focuses on the significance of cryptocurrency in the ever-evolving threat landscape, which abets malicious actors to remain anonymous while buying infrastructure and avariciously amassing profit that has been unprecedented in traditional financial markets in recent history. His background is in data mining, analytics, security research and data visualization. He has also previously worked at UBS as a Securities Trader. McBride regularly speaks at international security conferences and lives in San Francisco with his wife and their dog Spock.