Trust nothing: A life in infosec is a life of suspicion


Like many before him, Amit Serper started his cybersecurity career in one of Israel’s intelligence agencies. Nine years later, he left for the private sector: he joined Cybereason, a cyber security company started by former colleagues which specializes in endpoint (EDR) and managed detection and response (MDR).

When he started there as a senior security researcher, then progressed to different research roles. Today, he’s the company’s head of security research, leading Nocturnus, its advanced global research team.

“I’ve been a security researcher for the past 15 years. In my career I’ve done anything from exploitation, low level operating system research and malware analysis and reverse engineering,” he told Help Net Security.

The main lesson he learned throughout all those years is that, in the infosecurity field, one must always doubt everything.

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