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Liam O'Murchu

Symantec
Liam O’Murchu is a director with the Security Technology and Response group with Symantec. Over the past 15 years O’Murchu has investigated and responded to the most sophisticated cyber attacks to ever emerge, from professional cyber-criminals targeting financial institutions, to government backed threats targeting critical infrastructure. His analysis of Stuxnet uncovered its true objective, to disrupt uranium enrichment in Iran. The analysis detailed how sophisticated attacks on critical infrastructure are carried out in the modern era. The analysis is featured in the book, "Countdown to Zeroday" by Kim Zetter and the "Zerodays" feature film documentary by Academy award winner Alex Gibney, which was shortlisted for best documentary at the Academy Awards in 2017.

A frequent speaker on T.V., radio and in printed press, O'Murchu has continued to analyze threats from election hacking to financial heists to espionage and to represent that research to the public. Most recently O’Murchu testified at the trial of a group of malware authors he tracked for 12 years, where the authors were found guilty of 21 counts of computer abuse and financial fraud charges. He continues to work closely with law enforcement to identify and apprehend malware authors.

In 2012 O'Murchu was awarded the ISSA’s President’s Award honoring exceptional contributions to the security community.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, May 16
 

4:30pm PDT