Michael Sikorski

Michael Sikorski, VP & CTO, Unit 42 at Palo Alto Networks: Michael leads engineering, product and threat intelligence at Unit 42. As part of his role, he leads the global team responsible for detecting and identifying threat actors and groups conducting cybercrime and cyberespionage operations. Michael joined Unit 42 from Mandiant where he led the team of analysts that discovered and reverse engineered the SolarWinds backdoor. He founded the Mandiant FLARE Team, one of the first comprehensive malware teams, and analyzed the malware for the well-known APT1 report. Michael is an industry expert in reverse engineering and wrote the best selling book, Practical Malware Analysis. He also spent 5 years at the NSA and teaches cybersecurity at Columbia University.

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