Dean De Beer

Principal Engineer

Advanced Threat Solutions – AMP Threat Grid

Dean is an entrepreneur and security technologist with a background in malware analysis, incident response and threat intelligence. He is the Principal Engineer for ThreatGRID where he leads the Research and Engineering teams. Through guiding the technical direction of the ThreatGRID platform, Dean focuses on developing solutions for Intelligence and Response Automation to defend against Advanced Threats. He came to Cisco as part of the ThreatGRID acquisition in June of 2014. Dean was co-founder and CTO of ThreatGRID, the first unified malware analysis and threat intelligence solution that helps organizations defend against advanced cyber attacks.

Prior to founding ThreatGRID, Dean was involved in building, training and leading incident response and threat analysis teams for a wide variety of client organizations in the financial, federal and energy sectors. He also regularly speaks on security, malware and intelligence related topics at industry conferences.


March 31, 2020


Buyers Beware: Scamming Is Rife, Especially In a Time of Crisis

4 min read

In the midst of this global health crisis, bad actors are capitalizing on people’s fears. Read how Dean De Beer, Cisco product line CTO, used Cisco security tools to quickly investigate a COVID19-themed scam.

February 28, 2019


Happy Birthday, Threat Response: Only a year old, but boy have you seen some things!

5 min read

Released only a year ago, Threat Response is used in 3,600+ SOCs, and has added value in organizations without full SOCs. More impressive: the rate of innovation within the application.

February 16, 2015


Moving from Indicators of Compromise to Actionable Content – Fast

3 min read

Advanced threats are continuously evolving and so must our ability to detect, understand, and stop them. Indicators of Compromise are vital to this process. At Cisco, our approach to developing Indicators of Compromise and interpreting them is continuously evolving to empower you with the best intelligence to thwart stealthy attacks. Not only the Indicators themselves, […]