Researching BAHAMUT: “The coolest job in all of security”

Just two individuals led BlackBerry’s research into the BAHAMUT hack-for-hire cyberespionage group. What’s it like to have what Infosec founder Jack Koziol described as “the coolest job in all of security”? And what type of skills and career path does someone need to land such a role? BlackBerry’s VP of Research Operations Eric Milam answers those questions in this clip from the Cyber Work podcast.

– Watch the full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsFT0X7Tf9Y
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– Download the report, BAHAMUT: Hack-for-hire masters of phishing, fake news and fake apps: https://www.blackberry.com/us/en/forms/enterprise/bahamut-report
– View transcripts and additional episodes: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/podcast

Eric Milam is the VP of Research Operations at BlackBerry where he and his team track malware threats and threat actors. During his time at BlackBerry, he discovered and published the details of numerous emerging threats and malware variants actively being exploited in the wild. Prior to joining BlackBerry, Eric was a highly regarded penetration tester and frequent conference speaker, widely known for his red-teaming exploits.

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