Monnappa K A

Information Security Investigator, Cisco Systems

Monnappa K A works for Cisco Systems as an information security investigator focusing on threat intelligence, investigation, and research of cyber espionage and advanced cyber attacks.

He is the author of the best selling book “Learning Malware Analysis”. He is also the review board member for Black Hat Asia, Black Hat USA, Black Hat Europe and BSides Singapore. He is the creator of Limon Linux sandbox and winner of Volatility plugin contest 2016.

Monnappa is the co-founder of the cybersecurity research community “Cysinfo” ( His fields of interest include malware analysis, reverse engineering, memory forensics, and threat intelligence.

He has conducted training sessions at Black Hat, HITB, BruCON, FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams), SEC-T, OPCDE, and 4SICS-SCADA/ICS cybersecurity summit. He has also presented at various security conferences including Black Hat, FIRST, SEC-T, 4SICS-SCADA/ICS summit, DSCI, National Cyber Defence Summit and Cysinfo meetings on various topics which include memory forensics, malware analysis, reverse engineering, and rootkit analysis.

He has also authored various articles in eForensics and Hakin9 magazines. You can find some of his contributions to the community in his YouTube channel (, and you can read his blog posts at

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