Cybercrime , Forensics , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

Know Your Attacker

Shape Security's Dan Woods on How to Learn from Your Adversary
Dan Woods, vice president of attack forensics, Shape Security

After a career in law enforcement at the local, state and federal levels, Shape Security's Dan Woods has learned a lot about fraud and fraudsters. He offers insight on how to get to know attackers and put that knowledge to work.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent New York City Fraud Summit, Woods discusses:

  • What drives fraudsters;
  • Lessons learned from attacks;
  • Strategies for better understanding adversaries.

Before joining Shape Security, where he serves as vice president of attack forensics, Woods served as assistant chief agent of special investigations at the Arizona attorney general's office, where he investigated complex fraud. Prior to that, he spent 20 years with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and intelligence organizations, including the FBI, where he specialized in information operations and cybercrime.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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