Carl Woodward

Carl builds the future with the Office of the CTOs Innovation Pipeline Team in McAfee. He is a security veteran with 5 years Top Secret UK Government experience, 5 years with his own company Sanctuary Software Limited, and over 6 years with McAfee. Carl is currently focused on rapid prototyping of cloud and client technologies, next generation enterprise malware detection/isolation, trustworthy computing and Closed Operating Systems. He is a sought after expert in Windows internals, reverse engineering, advanced issue resolution, technical mentoring, mergers and acquisitions (MnA) tech evaluation/due diligence. Carl holds a B.Sc. in Molecular Biology from the University of Liverpool, and an M.Sc. in Information Technology from the University of Nottingham. Carl is passionate about delivering next generation security technology in the form of Operating System-less security, trustworthy Personal Assistants, trust and isolation in BYOD, and safe data sharing. Carl is a mentor to a number of engineers and is passionate about encouraging diversity and equal opportunity within McAfee, and developing engineers into technical leaders.
This post summarizes the significant efforts of a McAfee threat research team that has been relentless in its efforts to gain a deeper understanding of the WannaCry ransomware. We would like to specifically acknowledge Christiaan Beek, Lynda Grindstaff, Steve Grobman, Charles McFarland, and Kunal Mehta for their efforts. Ransomware follows a relatively simple model: data ...
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Google Dorking is a search technique that enables hackers to gain access to information that corporations and individuals did not intend to make publicly available. Using this technique, hackers are able to identify vulnerable systems and can recover usernames, passwords, email addresses, and even credit card details. Used effectively, Google Dorking is a valuable hacking ...
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