“The future of TrickBot is malware-as-a-service: providing some kind of framework for other threat actors, so that they can access the victim’s system or install other modules from other threat actors.” Bert Steppé – Researcher at F-Secure
Source: F-Secure Blog
F-Secure Researcher Bert Steppé didn’t begin his professional life as a cyber security researcher. Until 3 years ago, he was living in Belgium and working as a software developer for a car company. But he didn’t want to spend the rest of his life developing software. His interests lay more in research and analysis. After trying to find a cyber security job in Belgium, Bert realized that opportunities there were limited. So he turned his attention elsewhere. He eventually found an open position with F-Secure – a company that he was familiar with thanks to some of the noteworthy research churned out by F-Secure Labs. The job sounded good. And the opportunity to work in Finland intrigued him.
So he took the plunge, packed up and moved. It was a huge switch – a new job, a new country, a new way of life, all within a few weeks time. But he has no regrets. Now, he puts his reverse engineering talents to work as a member of F-Secure Labs’ Threat Intelligence team. Bert and his colleagues’ mission is to learn about the threats facing F-Secure’s customers. Their insights help F-Secure develop new, better ways to protect both organizations and individuals.