This is the homepage of Michael Ligh. I am a reverse engineer who specializes in vulnerability research and malware cryptography. I began my career working for a security-focused ISP for financial institutions. Later, I joined one of the nation's largest health care providers to locate and exploit flaws in their information infrastructure. I've developed forensic password recovery tools that are currently in use by law enforcement agencies around the world. I've worked with the (iDefense) intelligence group on the malicious code operations team for 3 years and have served as Chief of Special Projects at MNIN Security for about 8 years. I'm a co-author of (Malware Analyst's Cookbook), a developer of (The Volatility Project) and Director of Malware Research at (Terremark Worldwide).
Information on this web site is mostly from work that I did between 2003-2007. After that, I started dispersing articles on various other blogs and code repositories. If you're looking for something recent, please see one of the following:
My email address is michael*ligh @ mnin*org. Remove the spaces and replace the asterisks with periods in order to use it. I also have a:
Please use my (PGP Key) for any sensitive matters.