Head of Research, IBM Security X-Force
John (@TactiKoolSec) is the Head of Research for IBM Security X-Force where he leads a team of security researchers working towards solution development, trend analysis, detection engineering, and integrating partner technologies into X-Force’s ecosystem.
As a researcher within X-Force, John focused his efforts on tracking and modeling adversary operations to develop immersive simulation exercises to help drive improvements in the areas of incident response, threat hunting, and detection engineering. Prior to joining X-Force John was a defensive cyber operations researcher working with the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force to develop and incident response capabilities.
John has spoken at multiple events including Black Hat, SANS Threat Hunting Summits, ISC2 Security Congress, and Fulbright Commission Cybersecurity Exchange.