Craig Williams has always had a passion for learning how things operate and circumvent security measures. His deep interest in security technology led to a career at Cisco, which began with research into vulnerabilities, threats, and network detection techniques. His research over the past decade has included running the Cisco malware lab and trying to outwit the very security products he has helped Cisco to design. Among Mr. Williams’ significant contributions to Cisco is an issued patent, “enhanced server to client session inspection,” which involves obfuscated traffic inspection. He is also the proud recipient of a Google “Bug Bounty”.
As Manager of the Talos Outreach team, Craig helps to guide some of the most experienced and knowledgeable threat researchers and analysts at Cisco and in the industry. Their collaborative research and analysis work is intended not only to continually enhance the quality and efficacy of Cisco’s security products, but also, provide actionable intelligence that helps all Internet users defend against both known and emerging network threats.