Michael Sikorski is the Director and Founder of the FireEye Labs Advanced Reverse Engineering (FLARE) Team. He leads the team through his extensive experience in reverse engineering malware. He provides oversight to all research projects and manages the analysis process used by the team. Mike created a series of courses in malware analysis and teaches them to a variety of audiences including the FBI, NSA, and Black Hat. He is the co-author of the book “Practical Malware Analysis,” which is published by No Starch Press. Mike came to FireEye through its acquisition of Mandiant, where he worked for seven years. Prior to Mandiant, Mike worked for MIT Lincoln Laboratory and the National Security Agency. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Department of Computer Science.
- Director, FLARE Team