Mark Vincent Yason is a security researcher on IBM's X-Force Advanced Research team. Mark's current focus area is vulnerability and exploit research. He analyzes known vulnerabilities, discovers new vulnerabilities, studies exploitation techniques, and creates detection guidance/algorithms that are used in the development of IDS/IPS signatures. He also previously worked on malware research that naturally involved some degree of software protection research. He authored the paper, "The Art of Unpacking" and co-authored the papers, "Reversing C++", "Playing In The Reader X Sandbox" and "Digging Deep Into The Flash Sandboxes", all of which were previously presented at Black Hat.