Austin McBride

Threat Analytics Researcher

Cisco Umbrella

Austin McBride is a Threat Analytics Researcher at Cisco Umbrella who analyzes and evaluates the impact of security threats on customers, identifies previously unclassified threat vectors, and discovers emerging trends in malware distribution.

His current research focuses on the significance of cryptocurrency in the ever-evolving threat landscape, which abets malicious actors to remain anonymous while buying infrastructure and avariciously amassing profit that has been unprecedented in traditional financial markets in recent history.

Additionally, Austin presents at national security conferences, develops tools for threat analysis, and is a regular contributor of the Cisco Umbrella Security Blog.

Austin’s background is in data mining, analytics, security research, and data visualization. He has also previously worked at UBS as a securities trader.

Austin lives in San Francisco with his wife and their dog Spock.


April 17, 2018


Send Cryptojacking Packing

2 min read

Although the cryptocurrency market may have lost ~70% of market cap from a high of $835B, it hasn’t stopped malicious actors, ravenous for the next bull run, from mining cryptocurrency....