Minh Tran Sr. Security Researcher, FortiGuard

Minh is a Sr. Security Researcher at Fortinet Inc., where he focuses on security researches on a broad range of topic including malware research and vulnerability research. His current research interests are IoT security and endpoint security. Some of his publications can be found on Fortinet’s blog (https://www.fortinet.com/blog/search.html?author=Minh+Tran)

Before Fortinet, Minh was a Sr. Malware Research Engineer at Palo Alto Networks Inc. in the US, where he spent three and a half years working on the WildFire project. His work focused on malware analysis, improving the detection rate of WildFire while minimizing false positive (FP) rate.

Before that, Minh was a PhD candidate at North Carolina State University (NCSU), working on multiple topics related to computer security, including malware analysis, client-side exploitation and web security. Minh earned his Master of Science in Computer Science from NCSU in 2011 thanks to a scholarship from the same university.

Before joining the PhD program, he spent four years building security software in the industry. In his spare time, he enjoys hacking tech stuff and managing his own investment fund. He can be reached at https://www.linkedin.com/in/minhtq/

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