Christiaan Beek

Director IR & Forensics EMEA

McAfee Strategic Services – Foundstone Services

Christiaan Beek is currently the director of Incident Response & Forensics EMEA for McAfee with extensive experience in performing Information Security Assessments, Penetration Testing, Reverse Engineering malware, Forensics and Incident Response. He is responsible for McAfee’s Cyber Defense Centre in Dubai.

During his career, he has performed numerous forensic investigations from system compromise, theft, child pornography, malware infections, Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) and mobile devices. He has also participated as an expert witness for the Dutch Department of Justice in high-profile investigations leading a team of computer forensics specialists assisting police with evidence recovery.

He has taught several classes for the Dutch Department of Justice, European Intelligence Agencies and Private Sector about digital evidence, incident response,cloud security, cybercrime and basic reverse engineering malware. Christiaan is the author and lead-instructor of the class ‘Malware Forensics and Incident Response’ (MFIRE). This class is taught all over the world on conferences or private classes with Law Enforcement.

In 2010 and 2011 Christiaan spoke at the BlackHat conferences in Barcelona,Las Vegas and Abu Dhabi . He has spoken at several international conferences and writes for several online magazines. In 2012, he coauthored the APT chapter in the 7th edition of Hacking Exposed

Speech Topic & Synopses
Are APT’s really that advanced

A lot has been told and written about APT’s. But in reality how advanced are these attacks? From a daily practice, Christiaan will discuss some of the methods and techniques that attackers are using to infiltrate into companies networks. Moreover, why does detection fails? What are the questions you have to ask yourself to defend your company better against these threat.