Christopher Elisan

Christopher Elisan is a seasoned technologist in the cyber security industry. Currently, Elisan is the Vice President of Threat Intelligence at PolySwarm. Before that, he was Director of Intelligence at Flashpoint leading a talented team of Intelligence professionals. He is an experienced and proven leader with an excellent technical background in threat intel, reverse engineering, malware research, and incident response. His career started at Trend Micro as one of the pioneers of TrendLabs where he honed his skills in malware reversing and in managing multiple research and development teams. After Trend Micro, he was hired by F-Secure to build and establish F-Secure’s Asia R&D where he spearheaded projects in vulnerability discovery, web security and mobile security. After F-Secure, he joined Damballa as their resident malware subject matter expert and reverse engineer. He served as a point of contact for other technologists and media wanting to know more about new and emerging cyber threats. He then joined RSA as Principal Malware Scientist and Sr. Manager who leads a team of highly skilled malware reversers and researchers. He serves not only as a leader but also as a technical coach that is responsible for the growth and development of the team. He speaks at conferences around the world and frequently provides expert opinion about malware, botnets and advance persistent threats for leading industry and mainstream publications. Elisan is a published author and has published three books to date. His latest work is Hacking Exposed: Malware Rootkits and Botnets 2ed.