Simon is a Principal Researcher in Palo Alto Network's Unit 42 research group. He draws upon a quarter-century of international experience in the fields of malware & infrastructure \ analysis, networking, and information security, including several years in the Microsoft Security Response Center. He was involved in founding Microsoft's CSS Security & Internet Crime \ Investigation teams, and the International Botnet Task Force. A native of New Zealand, Simon is based out of Seattle, USA. He keynoted the inaugural ArcticCon in 2017, and is honored to return to speak again this year.