Cedric Cochin

Cedric Cochin is a Senior Security Architect, CyberThreat SME; and a Senior Principal Engineer on McAfee’s Future Threat Defense Technologies team. He 20 years of experience in information security. Cochin’s primary mission is to provide expertise to McAfee teams and serve as an expert on cybersecurity threats, understand the threat landscape and technologies to defeat threats, and to guide and facilitate the development of security solutions. He drives innovation and the authoring of proofs of concept to address complex and modern threats.
Summary and Introduction: The recent changes in Windows 10, aiming to add case sensitivity (CS) at directory level, have prompted our curiosity to investigate the potential to use CS as a mean of obfuscation or WYSINWYG (What You See is NOT What you Get). While CS was our entry point, we then ventured into other ...
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Process Reimaging Overview The Windows Operating System has inconsistencies in how it determines process image FILE_OBJECT locations, which impacts non-EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) Endpoint Security Solution’s (such as Microsoft Defender Realtime Protection), ability to detect the correct binaries loaded in malicious processes. This inconsistency has led McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research to develop a new ...
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