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Kevin Albano

X-Force IRIS Global Lead for Threat Intelligence, IBM

Kevin Albano has more than 17 years of experience working in information technology, law enforcement and security consulting. Throughout his career, he has focused on investigating computer network intrusions, notifying impacted organizations and disrupting the largest cyber espionage campaigns. At IBM, Kevin is responsible for threat intelligence collections, managing advanced threat research and directing information analysis – all focused on helping customers understand their cyber threat risk and make decisions to protect their organization. Prior to IBM, Kevin held prominent roles at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Mandiant. As a Special Agent at the Los Angeles FBI Field Office, Kevin developed the investigative process for examining computer network attack operations. Kevin joined Mandiant from the FBI to help defend commercial and government entities against cyber espionage. Kevin has also made significant contributions to the Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) Standards Organization ISAO 300-1.

Written By Kevin Albano

The Full Shamoon: How the Devastating Malware Was Inserted Into Networks

X-Force IRIS researchers found that the Shamoon malware operators relied on weaponized documents that leveraged PowerShell to infiltrate targeted networks.

Positioning Security Intelligence in Front of Incident Response

IBM is working to help companies address the challenges they face when adopting a more proactive approach to incident response.