Photon Research Team

Photon is Digital Shadows’ external facing security research team, comprised of security researchers, security practitioners and intelligence analysts. Photon is dedicated to researching trends in the threats organizations face from cyber criminals and accidental data exposure.

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    Digital Shadows Photon Research Team

    Photon is Digital Shadows’ external facing security research team, comprised of security researchers, security practitioners and intelligence analysts. Photon is dedicated to researching trends in the

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  • SANS DFIR Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit 2019 – Extracting More Value from Your CTI Program

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