About me

Hello! I'm Chris Boyd, a 7 time Microsoft MVP in Consumer Security and former Director of Research for FaceTime Security Labs. I've presented at RSA, InfoSec Europe and SecTor, and have been thanked by Google for my contributions to responsible disclosure in their Hall of Fame.
I've been credited with finding the first rootkit in an Instant Messaging hijack, the first example of a rogue browser installing without permission, the first DIY Botnet creation kit for Twitter, and lots of other things.

I work for Malwarebytes as a Lead Malware Intelligence Analyst, and you can see my research on the award winning Malwarebytes Lab blog. My primary areas of research are gaming, deepfakes, privacy, EULAs, phishing, crypto scams, social engineering, and VR/AR.

I've previously worked for:

FaceTime Security Labs
Sunbelt Software
GFI Software
ThreatTrack Security Labs

Prior to working full-time in security from 2006, I painted pictures, made films, conducted orchestras, and a lot more.

I also spent roughly 10 years of my life dealing with the UKs hostile environment, and 5 years of that battling through the Home Office's spouse visa requirements so my wife could be granted Indefinite Leave to Remain. That was no fun at all.

Anyway, here's me with a chimpanzee.

Obligatory Twitter link.
My old Mastodon profile.

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