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Robert McArdle


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External Lecturer

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Brief Biography

Robert is an external lecturer on the UCD CCI's MSc in Forensic
Computing and Cybercrime Investigation, where he teaches Hacking and Malware Investigations.

Outside of UCD, Robert is currently working as the manager of Trend Micro's Advanced Threat Research team in Europe, where he is involved
in analysing the latest malware threats, specialising in researching the future threat landscape, criminal underground and coordinating investigations with international law enforcement. He is also an external lecturer on Malware Analysis for Cork Institute of Technology

LinkedIn: http://ie.linkedin.com/in/robertmcardle
Twitter: @bobmcardle

Research Interests

Robert is interested in all areas of Cybercrime research, especially on future evolutions and bleeding edge techniques. Some examples of his recent research areas include:

  • Investigating how HTML5 can be used to create botnets in the browser
  • Detection and analysis of targeted attack campaigns / advanced persistent threats (APT)
  • Developing Open Source Intelligence tools.


HTML5 Attack Scenarios: http://www.trendmicro.com/cloud-content/us/pdfs/security-intelligence/reports/rpt_html5-attack-scenarios.pdf

IXESHE: An APT Campaign: http://www.trendmicro.com/cloud-content/us/pdfs/security-intelligence/white-papers/wp_ixeshe.pdf