Jeff Edwards is a research analyst on NETSCOUT's ASERT team. His duties include analyzing emerging threats to Internet security, reverse engineering malicious code and communications protocols, developing policies for attack mitigation, and contributing to the continual improvement and automation of Arbor's internal threat analysis software infrastructure. As a former FBI Special Agent assigned to the Detroit Cybercrime Squad, Jeff investigated network intrusions, botnets, DDos attacks, and various other computer-related federal crimes. Jeff's background also includes an assignment to an FBI lab in Quantico, VA where his duties included forensic examinations, data recovery, and reverse engineering involving diverse kinds of digital evidence. Outside of his law enforcement service, Jeff has approximately 10 years experience as a professional software developer at several Silicon Valley startup companies. Jeff holds an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Purdue University.