A life-long learner himself, Evan stresses the need for continued learning and skill advancement to his students as well. "There are many sources of information to help with improving malware analysis skills," he says. "I share these sources with the class, so they know where to go to continue improving their skills."
Evan's work in digital forensics, computer security, and expert witness work have allowed him to write expert reports, affidavits, and testify in depositions, federal hearings, and a trial. He also mentors local high school CyberPatriot teams, which have gone to the CyberPatriot National Finals three times.
Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Evan is also experienced in many computer languages including Java, Pascal, C/C++, assembly language, and Python. He has presented at BSides Orlando, SANS@Night, OWASP AppSec USA and the (ISC)2 Security Congress, and has earned 18 GIAC certifications, including the prestigious GIAC Security Expert (GSE) certification.
Evan has a bachelor's degree in computer science from Brigham Young University, a master's in business administration from Rollins College, and has completed coursework for a Ph.D. in computer information systems, which he will earn upon completion of his dissertation.
Evan stays busy and working in security doesn't leave much time for hobbies, but in his downtime he enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with his wife.
ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS BY EVAN DYGERT:
The State of Malware Analysis: Advice from the Trenches, September 2019
Shortcuts for Understanding Malicious Scripts, October 2018