Marcus Hutchins

NEW EXCLUSIVE
  • Globally Recognized Security Researcher and Cybersecurity Expert
  • Known for Stopping the 2017 WannaCry Ransomware Attack - one of the largest cyberattacks in history
  • Blogger and Educator, MalwareTech



Globally recognized cybersecurity expert Marcus Hutchins is known for stopping one of the largest cyberattacks in history, the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack. As the viral software was infecting and destroying the data of hundreds of thousands of computers across the planet, Marcus found and triggered the secret ‘kill switch’ within its code, ending the global threat and ‘saving the internet’. From an early age, Marcus demonstrated a gift for the complex self-education needed in a developing field like cybersecurity. He wrote an anonymous blog, MalwareTech, which featured deep analysis of hacks and techniques for reverse-engineering and earned him the attention of international cybersecurity firms. Marcus now works as a lead security analyst specializing in tracking both criminal and state sponsored hacking groups, leveraging his unique experience in cyber communities to prevent international attacks.

Marcus and his story were featured on the cover of Wired Magazine’s June 2020 issue, titled “The Confessions of Marcus Hutchins, the Hacker Who Saved the Internet.” When he was arrested by the FBI for cybercrimes committed before his cybersecurity career and stunning WannaCry victory, the presiding judge weighed his prior conduct against “what some have described as the work of a hero, a true hero,” and he was released with a sentence of time served. Now, Marcus maintains several media channels where he teaches cybersecurity to a wide audience – encouraging audiences to stay curious, commit to hard work, while sharing his incredible story and invaluable insights about the future of cybersecurity for individuals and organizations alike.

 

Add to my speaker list
Marcus Hutchins headshot
Marcus Hutchins photo 3
Marcus Hutchins photo 2
Podcast - Tips for Getting Started Learning Cybersecurity | Marcus Hutchins [7:41] - Get Sharable Link
Explore Talks By Marcus Hutchins
Expand all >

A Cybersecurity Expert’s View on Web3

Cybersecurity expert Marcus Hutchins has worked in the crypto and Web3 spaces for years, while becoming internationally respected for his work stopping one of the largest cyberattacks in history. With his significant background and expertise in hacking, cybersecurity, and identifying potential attac ...

Cybersecurity expert Marcus Hutchins has worked in the crypto and Web3 spaces for years, while becoming internationally respected for his work stopping one of the largest cyberattacks in history. With his significant background and expertise in hacking, cybersecurity, and identifying potential attacks, Marcus shares insights about the possibilities – both positive and negative – of Web3 and the future of the internet.

The Future of Cybersecurity: Saving the Internet

Known for stopping one of the largest cyberattacks in history, expert Marcus Hutchins offers riveting takeaways about the future of cybersecurity for both individuals and organizations alike. With his background in hacker and cyber communities, and professional experience as a globally respected cyb ...

Known for stopping one of the largest cyberattacks in history, expert Marcus Hutchins offers riveting takeaways about the future of cybersecurity for both individuals and organizations alike. With his background in hacker and cyber communities, and professional experience as a globally respected cybersecurity expert, Marcus is able to unpack complex concerns, and illuminates cutting-edge technology and its implications for audiences of all kinds.

Learn more about Marcus Hutchins
Follow   Instagram  Twitter  YouTube 
Tweets by Marcus Hutchins
(+)
Programming Ideas
(+)
Articles
(+)
Biography

Marcus Hutchins is a globally recognized security researcher known for stopping the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack, one of the largest cyberattacks in history. He works as a lead security analyst specializing in tracking both criminal and state sponsored hacking groups. His story was featured on the cover of Wired Magazine's June 2020 issue. Outside of his job, Marcus also maintains several media channels where he teaches cybersecurity to a wide audience.