Michael Sikorski is a Technical Director and Manager of the FireEye Labs Advanced Reverse Engineering (FLARE) Team. He leads the Malware Analysis Team through reverse engineering malware as a primary analyst and manages the overall workflow and process used by the team. Mike created a series of courses in malware analysis and teaches them to a variety of audiences including the FBI, NSA, and Black Hat. He is co-author of the book "Practical Malware Analysis," which is published by No Starch Press. Mike came to FireEye through its acquisition of Mandiant, where he worked for seven years. Prior to Mandiant, Mike worked for MIT Lincoln Laboratory and the National Security Agency. He is a graduate of the NSA's three-year Systems and Network Interdisciplinary Program (SNIP), Johns Hopkins University, and Columbia University.