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Who Is Tom Liston?

Tom Liston is a senior member of the Cyber Network Defense team at DarkMatter, LLC - a UAE based security consultancy. He is the author of the open-source network-protective software, LaBrea, which developed the idea of network “tarpitting” into usable software for trapping scanners and network-based malware. Tom is also an incident handler for the SANS Institute’s Internet Storm Center where he provides expertise in network security, reverse engineering of malicious software, and is a founding member of the ISC’s malware analysis team. Tom has developed several security tools that have been both publicly released through the Internet Storm Center and used privately by network security personnel and virus researchers. His past includes a stint as the Principal Information Security Architect for Warner Brothers Entertainment and ten years as a Senior Security Consultant for InGuardians, Inc., breaking into Fortune 500 organizations and assisting them with increasing their security. Additionally, he is the co-author (with Ed Skoudis) of the second edition of the security classic Counter Hack Reloaded: A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Attacks and Effective Defenses.

If, for whatever reason, you feel an overwhelming need to contact me, I can be reached at Google’s cloud-based email service using ‘tliston.phone’ as the email account name.