Christiaan Beek is a security threat expert with more than 20 years’ experience leading and contributing to cybersecurity research, intelligence gathering, and data science. As Senior Director of Threat Analytics at Rapid7, Christiaan is leading the company’s strategic intelligence research with a focus on gathering threat data, inventing new research techniques, data correlation/visualization and publications.
Before joining Rapid7, Christiaan led strategic intelligence research at Trellix/McAfee. Prior to that, he led the EMEA incident response teams at Foundstone. Christiaan contributed to the best-selling security book "Hacking Exposed," wrote a comic book about ransomware, is a contributor to the MITRE ATT&CK framework, open-source projects and holds multiple patents.
Christiaan is a visionary leader who serves on security startup boards, advising these companies on strategy and technology. He also regularly speaks at industry events such as RSA, BlackHat, and BlueHat, and his expert commentary has been featured in many news outlets and prime time news shows.
Outside of work, Christiaan enjoys studying theology, reading, hiking, and barbequing. Find Christiaan on Twitter at @ChristiaanBeek.