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Jibran Ilyas

Adjunct Lecturer


2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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M.S. in MSIT, Business / IT, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

B.A. in Network Security, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Research Interests

My research interests include hunting Memory (RAM) for Cyber Threat Actors to speed up Enterprise Incident Response. The goal of the research is to quickly scan thousands of end points and servers to detect unauthorized activity via behavioral profile of the cyber criminals and provide a timely response to minimize the leak of critical data.

Selected Publications

    Co-Author of Malware Freakshow (BlackHat Whitepaper)

    Co-Author of Trustwave’s Global Security Reports from 2011 to 2013

    Lead Researcher on Visa Data Security Alert on Memory Dumper Malware

    Researcher on Evolution of POS Malware

Lectures and Presentations

Speaker at Department of Homeland Security “Technical Threat Intelligence Exchange”

2015 Speaker at University of Chicago, Tech Talk “Anatomy of a Data Breach, a view from the Trenches”

2014 Speaker at CAMPIT Enterprise Risk / Security Management

2013 (Malware Risk Assessment) Speaker at HITEC Hospitality Technology Show

2013 (Security Hospitality PII) Speaker at Cyber Secure Pakistan

2013 (Forensics Case File) Presenter at Chase/MasterCard Merchant Seminar (Trustwave Global Security Report)

Co-presented at Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Consortium

2011 (POS Forensic Investigations) Trainer at United States Secret Service (Incident Response and Digital Forensics)

Presented at HITEC World Largest Hospitality Technology Show (Hospitality Attacks and Malware)

Speaker at SecTor and DEF CON 2011 (Malware Freakshow 3)

Speaker at SOURCE Barcelona (BlackHats don’t always win)

Speaker at BlackHat, SecTor and DEF CON 2010 (Malware Freakshow 2)

Speaker at DEF CON 2009 (Malware Freakshow)