Vitor Ventura is a Cisco Talos security researcher. As a researcher, he investigated and published various articles on emerging threats. Most of the day Vitor is hunting for threats, investigating them, reversing code but also looking for the geopolitical and/or economic context that better suits them. Vitor has been a speaker in conferences, like VirusBulletin, NorthSec, Recon, Defcon’s Crypto and Privacy Village, BSides Lisbon among others.
Prior to that he was IBM X-Force IRIS European manager where he was lead responder on several high profile organizations affected by the WannaCry and NotPetya infections, helping to determine the extent of the damage and to define the recovery path. Before that he did penetration testing at IBM X-Force Red, where Vitor led flagship projects like Connected Car assessments and Oil and Gas ICS security assessments, custom mobile devices among other IoT security projects. Vitor holds multiple security related certifications like GREM (GIAC Reverse Engineer Malware), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager).