Veronica Valeros

Lead Threat Researcher

Cognitive Threat Analytics

Veronica is a hacker, researcher and intelligence analyst from Argentina. Her research has a strong focus on helping people and involves different areas from wireless and bluetooth privacy issues to malware, botnets and intrusion analysis. She has presented her research on international conferences such as BlackHat, EkoParty, Botconf and others. Since 2013 she is part of the Cognitive Threat Analytics team (Cisco Systems) where she specialises on malware network traffic analysis and threats’ categorisation at big scale. An important part of her role consist in collaborating with other teams in order to find and confirm new threats.

Veronica is the co-founder of the MatesLab hackerspace based in Argentina. She is also part of Security Without Borders and volunteers in several free software projects including Stratosphere IPS.

Her research is available at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Valeros_Veronica.


January 19, 2017


Closing One Learning Loop: Using Decision Forests to Detect Advanced Threats

6 min read

This blog post was authored by Veronica Valeros and Lukas Machlica Malicious actors are constantly evolving their techniques in order to evade detection. It is not only the sophistication or the rapid...

December 14, 2016


In plain sight: Credential and data stealing adware

7 min read

Adware has been around for a while now. In principle, displaying advertising in order to finance your software is not necessarily something bad. Users are used to seeing advertising everywhere: newspapers, magazines, and websites. When...

September 19, 2016


Cognitive Threat Analytics: Turn Your Proxy Into Security Device

8 min read

This post was authored by Veronica Valeros, Petr Somol, Martin Rehak and Martin Grill, on behalf of the whole CTA team. Some of us still intuitively believe that our extensively...

February 10, 2016


DNSChanger Outbreak Linked to Adware Install Base

4 min read

[Ed. note: This post was authored by Veronica Valeros, Ross Gibb, Eric Hulse, and Martin Rehak] Late last autumn, the detector described in one...