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About the Speaker
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    Austin McBride
    Threat Data Scientist, Cisco Umbrella

    Austin McBride is a Threat Data Scientist at Cisco Umbrella who identifies unclassified threat vectors, discovers emerging trends in malware distribution, and analyzes and evaluates the impact of security threats on customers. His current research focuses on the significance of cryptocurrency in the ever-evolving threat landscape, which abets malicious actors to remain anonymous while buying infrastructure and avariciously amassing profit that has been unprecedented in traditional financial markets in recent history. His background is in data mining, analytics, security research and data visualization. McBride regularly speaks at international security conferences and lives in San Francisco with his wife and their dog Spock.