<html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html charset=utf-8"></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space;" class=""><br class=""><div><br class=""><blockquote type="cite" class=""><div class="">Begin forwarded message:</div><br class="Apple-interchange-newline"><div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px;" class=""><span style="font-family: -webkit-system-font, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, sans-serif; color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 1.0);" class=""><b class="">From: </b></span><span style="font-family: -webkit-system-font, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, sans-serif;" class="">"McNevin, Gabriella Diamond" &lt;<a href="mailto:gmcnevin@bu.edu" class="">gmcnevin@bu.edu</a>&gt;<br class=""></span></div><div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px;" class=""><span style="font-family: -webkit-system-font, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, sans-serif; color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 1.0);" class=""><b class="">Subject: </b></span><span style="font-family: -webkit-system-font, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, sans-serif;" class=""><b class="">ECE Seminar Speaker Israel Barak, Mar. 15 at 2 pm in PHO 339</b><br class=""></span></div><div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px;" class=""><span style="font-family: -webkit-system-font, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, sans-serif; color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 1.0);" class=""><b class="">Date: </b></span><span style="font-family: -webkit-system-font, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, sans-serif;" class="">March 7, 2017 at 11:40:05 AM EST<br class=""></span></div><div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px;" class=""><span style="font-family: -webkit-system-font, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, sans-serif; color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 1.0);" class=""><b class="">To: </b></span><span style="font-family: -webkit-system-font, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, sans-serif;" class="">"<a href="mailto:ece-faculty@bu.edu" class="">ece-faculty@bu.edu</a>" &lt;<a href="mailto:ece-faculty@bu.edu" class="">ece-faculty@bu.edu</a>&gt;, ece-undergrad &lt;<a href="mailto:ece-undergrad@bu.edu" class="">ece-undergrad@bu.edu</a>&gt;, ece-researchstaff &lt;<a href="mailto:ece-researchstaff@bu.edu" class="">ece-researchstaff@bu.edu</a>&gt;, "<a href="mailto:ecegrad-students@bu.edu" class="">ecegrad-students@bu.edu</a>" &lt;<a href="mailto:ecegrad-students@bu.edu" class="">ecegrad-students@bu.edu</a>&gt;<br class=""></span></div><div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px;" class=""><span style="font-family: -webkit-system-font, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, sans-serif; color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 1.0);" class=""><b class="">Resent-From: </b></span><span style="font-family: -webkit-system-font, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, sans-serif;" class="">&lt;<a href="mailto:trachten@bu.edu" class="">trachten@bu.edu</a>&gt;<br class=""></span></div><br class=""><div class=""><div class="WordSection1" style="page: WordSection1; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);" class=""><o:p class="">&nbsp;</o:p></div><div align="center" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" id="bodyTable" style="width: 1020px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250); border-collapse: collapse; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td width="100%" valign="top" id="bodyCell" style="width: 1020px; padding: 0in;" class=""><div align="center" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="width: 1020px; border-collapse: collapse;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" id="templatePreheader" style="background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250); padding: 6.75pt 0in; background-size: cover; background-position: 50% 50%; background-repeat: initial initial;" class=""><div align="center" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="600" style="width: 6.25in; border-collapse: collapse;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td width="600" valign="top" style="width: 6.25in; padding: 0in; max-width: 600px !important;" class=""><div align="center" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="width: 600px; border-collapse: collapse;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 0in;" class=""></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr><tr class=""><td valign="top" id="templateHeader" style="background-color: white; padding: 6.75pt 0in 0in; background-size: cover; background-position: 50% 50%; background-repeat: initial initial;" class=""><div align="center" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="600" style="width: 6.25in; border-collapse: collapse; max-width: 600px !important;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td width="600" valign="top" style="width: 6.25in; padding: 0in; max-width: 600px !important;" class=""><div align="center" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="width: 600px; border-collapse: collapse; max-width: 600px !important;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 0in; min-width: 100%;" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="width: 600px; border-collapse: collapse;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 0in; min-width: 100%;" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left" width="100%" style="width: 600px; border-collapse: collapse;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 0in;" class=""><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; text-align: center;" class=""><a href="http://www.bu.edu/eng/departments/ece" target="_blank" title="BU Dept. of ECE Seminar Series, Colloquium" style="color: purple; text-decoration: underline;" class=""><span style="color: purple; text-decoration: none;" class=""><img border="0" width="600" height="238" id="_x0000_i1081" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/5fe393d565e9e279d363c6af2/images/56893eaa-df7e-443e-aa91-52210ff37463.jpg" class=""></span></a><o:p class=""></o:p></div></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr><tr class=""><td valign="top" id="templateUpperBody" style="background-color: white; padding: 0in; background-size: cover; background-position: 50% 50%; background-repeat: initial initial;" class=""><div align="center" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="600" style="width: 6.25in; border-collapse: collapse; max-width: 600px !important;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td width="600" valign="top" style="width: 6.25in; padding: 0in; max-width: 600px !important;" class=""><div align="center" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="width: 600px; border-collapse: collapse; max-width: 600px !important;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 0in; min-width: 100%;" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="width: 600px; border-collapse: collapse;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 6.75pt 0in 0in; max-width: 100%; min-width: 100%;" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left" width="100%" style="width: 600px; border-collapse: collapse; margin-left: -2.25pt; margin-right: -2.25pt;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td width="600" valign="top" style="width: 6.25in; padding: 0in; word-break: break-word;" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left" width="100%" style="width: 600px; border-collapse: collapse;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 0in 13.5pt 6.75pt;" class=""><div class=""><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: 18pt;" class=""><strong class=""><span style="font-size: 18pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: rgb(21, 51, 75);" class="">Operation Escalation: How Targeted Cyber Attack Actors Leverage Darknet Black Markets to Gain Access into Enterprise Networks</span></strong><o:p class=""></o:p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr><tr class=""><td valign="top" id="templateColumns" style="background-color: white; padding: 0in; background-size: cover; background-position: 50% 50%; background-repeat: initial initial;" class=""><div align="center" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="width: 600px; border-collapse: collapse; max-width: 600px !important;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 0in; max-width: 600px !important;" class=""><div align="center" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="600" style="width: 6.25in; border-collapse: collapse; max-width: 600px !important;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td width="300" valign="top" style="width: 225pt; padding: 0in; min-width: 100%;" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left" width="300" style="width: 225pt; border-collapse: collapse;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 0in; min-width: 100%;" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="width: 300px; border-collapse: collapse;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 6.75pt;" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left" width="100%" style="width: 282px; border-collapse: collapse;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 0in 6.75pt;" class=""><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; text-align: center;" class=""><img border="0" width="264" height="265" id="_x0000_i1082" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/5fe393d565e9e279d363c6af2/images/8d46f9dc-8120-41fc-856f-27d2a02d440b.jpg" class=""><o:p class=""></o:p></div></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table><div class=""><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';" class="">&nbsp;<o:p class=""></o:p></div></div><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="width: 300px; border-collapse: collapse; min-width: 100%;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 6.75pt 0in 0in; max-width: 100%; min-width: 100%;" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left" width="100%" style="width: 300px; border-collapse: collapse; margin-left: -2.25pt; margin-right: -2.25pt; max-width: 100%; min-width: 100%;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td width="300" valign="top" style="width: 225pt; padding: 0in; word-break: break-word;" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left" width="100%" style="width: 300px; border-collapse: collapse;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 0in 13.5pt 6.75pt;" class=""><div class=""><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: 18pt;" class=""><span style="font-family: Helvetica; color: rgb(32, 32, 32);" class="">&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/BU_ece" target="_blank" style="color: purple; text-decoration: underline;" class=""><span style="color: rgb(43, 170, 223); text-decoration: none;" class=""><img border="0" width="35" height="35" id="_x0000_i1083" src="http://gallery.mailchimp.com/5fe393d565e9e279d363c6af2/images/4a7bd449-7785-4d32-af04-b25f7b8df3a2.png" class=""></span></a>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/BUece/" target="_blank" style="color: purple; text-decoration: underline;" class=""><span style="color: rgb(43, 170, 223); text-decoration: none;" class=""><img border="0" width="35" height="35" id="_x0000_i1084" src="http://gallery.mailchimp.com/5fe393d565e9e279d363c6af2/images/4f53280e-68ef-43e8-b706-2887afd6f454.png" class=""></span></a>&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1898316" target="_blank" style="color: purple; text-decoration: underline;" class=""><span style="color: rgb(43, 170, 223); text-decoration: none;" class=""><img border="0" width="35" height="35" id="_x0000_i1085" src="http://gallery.mailchimp.com/5fe393d565e9e279d363c6af2/images/626a1494-09e4-40cc-81bc-3f7a98b3bfaf.png" class=""></span></a>&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="http://www.bu.edu/eng/files/2017/03/IsraelBarakLowRes-01-01.jpg" style="color: purple; text-decoration: underline;" class=""><span style="color: rgb(43, 170, 223); text-decoration: none;" class=""><img border="0" width="35" height="35" id="_x0000_i1086" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/5fe393d565e9e279d363c6af2/images/73dfc727-8cbe-4264-bed9-782c9e9f2a37.jpg" class=""></span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bu.edu/eng/departments/ece/events/" target="_blank" style="color: purple; text-decoration: underline;" class=""><span style="color: rgb(43, 170, 223); text-decoration: none;" class=""><img border="0" width="35" height="35" id="_x0000_i1087" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/5fe393d565e9e279d363c6af2/images/9681df36-745b-4d50-aab4-4dacaa43bb4e.jpg" class=""></span></a></span><o:p class=""></o:p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td><td width="300" valign="top" style="width: 225pt; padding: 0in; min-width: 100%;" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left" width="300" style="width: 225pt; border-collapse: collapse;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 0in;" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="width: 300px; border-collapse: collapse;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td style="padding: 0in;" class=""><div align="center" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="width: 300px; border-collapse: collapse;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 0in;" class=""></td><td valign="top" style="padding: 0in; min-width: 100%;" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left" width="100%" style="width: 300px; border-collapse: collapse; min-width: 100%;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td style="padding: 6.75pt 13.5pt;" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="width: 264px; background-color: rgb(21, 51, 75); border-collapse: collapse; min-width: 100%; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 13.5pt;" class=""><div class=""><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: 18pt;" class=""><strong class=""><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: rgb(242, 242, 242);" class="">Israel Barak</span></strong><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: rgb(242, 242, 242);" class=""><br class=""></span><em class=""><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: rgb(242, 242, 242);" class="">Chief Information Security Officer</span></em><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: rgb(242, 242, 242);" class=""><br class="">Cybereason</span><o:p class=""></o:p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table><div class=""><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';" class="">&nbsp;<o:p class=""></o:p></div></div><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="width: 300px; border-collapse: collapse; min-width: 100%;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td style="padding: 0in;" class=""><div align="center" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="width: 300px; border-collapse: collapse;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 0in;" class=""></td><td valign="top" style="padding: 0in; min-width: 100%;" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left" width="100%" style="width: 300px; border-collapse: collapse; min-width: 100%;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td style="padding: 6.75pt 13.5pt;" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="width: 264px; background-color: rgb(21, 51, 75); border-collapse: collapse; min-width: 100%; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 13.5pt;" class=""><div class=""><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: 18pt;" class=""><strong class=""><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(242, 242, 242);" class="">Mar. 15, 2017 (Weds.), 2:00 pm</span></strong><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: rgb(242, 242, 242);" class=""><br class=""></span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(242, 242, 242);" class="">8 St. Mary’s St., PHO 339</span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: rgb(242, 242, 242);" class=""><br class=""></span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(242, 242, 242);" class="">Faculty Host: Ari Trachtenberg<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: rgb(242, 242, 242);" class=""><br class=""></span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: rgb(242, 242, 242);" class="">Light refreshments will be available at 1:45 pm.</span><o:p class=""></o:p></div></div><div class=""><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: 18pt;" class=""><strong class=""><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: rgb(242, 242, 242);" class=""><a href="http://www.bu.edu/eng/departments/ece/events/" style="color: purple; text-decoration: underline;" class=""><span style="color: rgb(255, 215, 0); font-weight: normal;" class="">View all upcoming events</span></a></span></strong><o:p class=""></o:p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr><tr class=""><td valign="top" id="templateLowerBody" style="border-style: none none solid; border-bottom-color: rgb(234, 234, 234); border-bottom-width: 1.5pt; background-color: white; padding: 0in 0in 6.75pt; background-size: cover; background-position: 50% 50%; background-repeat: initial initial;" class=""><div align="center" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="600" style="width: 6.25in; border-collapse: collapse; max-width: 600px !important;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td width="600" valign="top" style="width: 6.25in; padding: 0in; max-width: 600px !important;" class=""><div align="center" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="width: 600px; border-collapse: collapse; max-width: 600px !important;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 0in; min-width: 100%;" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="width: 600px; border-collapse: collapse;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 6.75pt 0in 0in; max-width: 100%; min-width: 100%;" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left" width="100%" style="width: 600px; border-collapse: collapse; margin-left: -2.25pt; margin-right: -2.25pt;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td width="600" valign="top" style="width: 6.25in; padding: 0in; word-break: break-word;" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left" width="100%" style="width: 600px; border-collapse: collapse;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 0in 13.5pt 6.75pt;" class=""><h1 style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 24pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: 24.4pt;" class=""><strong class=""><span style="font-size: 19.5pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: rgb(21, 51, 75);" class="">Abstract</span></strong><span style="font-size: 19.5pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: rgb(32, 32, 32);" class=""><o:p class=""></o:p></span></h1><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 7.5pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: 18pt;"><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: rgb(32, 32, 32);" class="">Detected breaches are often classified by security operation centers and incident response teams as either "targeted" or "untargeted." This quick classification of a breach as "untargeted," and the following de-prioritization for remediation, often misses a re-classification and upgrade process several attack groups have been conducting. As part of this process, assets compromised as part of broad, untargeted "commodity" malware campaigns are re-classified based on the organizational network they're part of to determine their potential value in the market. The higher value ones are upgraded and taken out of the "commodity" campaign to prepare them for a sale, to buyers planning a targeted attack. Organizations overlooking this often miss the opportunity to eliminate the threat prior to its escalation.<br class=""><br class="">This session will cover the analysis of endpoint and network data captured during these re-classification operations, demonstrating the techniques and procedures used by some of the attack groups as they migrate compromised endpoints from the "commodity" threat platform to the valuable-target's platform. What measures can be taken to detect that a commodity threat is going through a migration process? How can this be leveraged to increase the efficiency of the incident response process?</span><o:p class=""></o:p></p></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table><div class=""><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';" class="">&nbsp;<o:p class=""></o:p></div></div><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="width: 600px; border-collapse: collapse; min-width: 100%;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 6.75pt 0in 0in; max-width: 100%; min-width: 100%;" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left" width="100%" style="width: 600px; border-collapse: collapse; margin-left: -2.25pt; margin-right: -2.25pt; max-width: 100%; min-width: 100%;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td width="600" valign="top" style="width: 6.25in; padding: 0in; word-break: break-word;" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left" width="100%" style="width: 600px; border-collapse: collapse;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 0in 13.5pt 6.75pt;" class=""><h1 style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 24pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: 24.4pt;" class=""><strong class=""><span style="font-size: 19.5pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: rgb(21, 51, 75);" class="">Bio</span></strong><span style="font-size: 19.5pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: rgb(32, 32, 32);" class=""><o:p class=""></o:p></span></h1><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 7.5pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: 18pt;"><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Helvetica; color: rgb(32, 32, 32);" class="">Israel Barak is the CISO at Cybereason, a fast-growing cybersecurity company headquartered in Boston. Mr. Barak is a cyber defense and warfare expert, with his extensive background established at the Israeli Defense Forces and the Government of Israel. As Cybereason’s CISO, Israel is at the forefront of the company’s security innovation, as well as research and analysis of current and evolving advanced threats.&nbsp; Mr. Barak founded and headed the Israeli Defense Forces red team unit, as well as established and operated various cyber warfare teams. As part of his various roles, Mr. Barak developed cyber warfare infrastructure and proprietary technologies, including leading development of proprietary cryptographic solutions, research and analysis of security vulnerabilities, information security products and technologies, and managed enterprise-wide large scale development and implementation projects of cyber technologies. Mr. Barak spent years training, guiding and professionally mentoring new personnel, providing in-depth cyber expertise as it relates to cyber warfare, cyber security, and threat actor’s tactics and procedures.</span><o:p class=""></o:p></p></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr><tr class=""><td valign="top" id="templateFooter" style="background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250); padding: 6.75pt 0in; background-size: cover; background-position: 50% 50%; background-repeat: initial initial;" class=""><div align="center" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="600" style="width: 6.25in; border-collapse: collapse; max-width: 600px !important;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td width="600" valign="top" style="width: 6.25in; padding: 0in; max-width: 600px !important;" class=""><div align="center" class=""><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="width: 600px; border-collapse: collapse; max-width: 600px !important;"><tbody class=""><tr class=""><td valign="top" style="padding: 0in;" class=""></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table></div><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin: 0in 0in 12pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; text-align: center; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250); background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"></p><br class=""><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';" class=""><o:p class="">&nbsp;</o:p></div></div></div></blockquote></div><br class=""><div class="">
<span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-decorations-in-effect: none; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;  "><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-decorations-in-effect: none; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;  "><div style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; " class=""><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-decorations-in-effect: none; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;  "><div style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; " class=""><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-decorations-in-effect: none; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;  "><div style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; " class=""><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-decorations-in-effect: none; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;  "><div style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; " class="">---</div><div style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; " class="">Prof. Ari Trachtenberg &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;ECE, Boston&nbsp;University<br class=""><a href="mailto:trachten@bu.edu" class="">trachten@bu.edu</a>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://people.bu.edu/trachten" class="">http://people.bu.edu/trachten</a></div></span></div></span></div></span></div></span></span>
</div>

<br class=""></body></html>