Andre Ludwig has an extensive background in various areas of cyber security, including security engineering, malware analysis, incident response, reverse engineering, exploit detection and analysis, distributed systems design for custom network sensing, and cutting-edge defensive research and development. Andre’s career has spanned multiple sectors, such as core internet infrastructure, government contracting, government research and development, law enforcement and counterintelligence, and commercial security product development. Andre has served as CEO of the Honeynet Project and CTO of the Global Cyber Alliance.
Andre’s accomplishments include the creation and adoption of the domain industry’s first malicious domain identification/validation process for the removal of malicious domains (exploit kit sites, malware c2, phishing domains). Andre was one of the founders of the world’s first large-scale malware interdiction effort (Conficker working group), later chronicled in the book, “Worm: The First Digital World War” by Mark Bowden. Andre has also assisted Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit with various malware takedown efforts over the last ten years. Andre has led two major efforts to globally interdict FBI-attributed nation-state actors in Operation SMN and Operation Blockbuster, both of which have been referenced in global news sources.
Andre is an expert consultant in threat intelligence, advanced attack detection techniques, malware analysis, the application of distributed systems, and machine learning in the area of network defense and insider threat detection.