Christopher Smoak is a Research Scientist and Division Chief in the Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. He has over twelve years of security-related experience ranging from building defensible systems to advanced malware and exploitation research. Mr. Smoak directs research efforts geared towards automated, dynamic malware analysis to help detect and mitigate compromises. Within this realm, he has worked to facilitate and empower organizations to derive and share threat intelligence. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Information Security from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds the CISSP certification. Mr. Smoak has been consulted as a subject matter expert in information security for both televised and print media in the US and Europe.