Monnappa K A

Monnappa K A works for Microsoft as a Principal Threat Hunter focusing on threat hunting and research of 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.

Co-founder of the cybersecurity research community “Cysinfo” (, Monnappa is the creator of Limon Linux sandbox and winner of the Volatility plugin contest 2016.

He has conducted training sessions on malware analysis, reverse engineering, and memory forensics 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 related to 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