John Dwyer, Head of Research, IBM Security X-Force, poses in a light blue blazer in an office space. He has short blond hair.

John Dwyer

Head of Research, IBM Security X-Force

John Dwyer is the head of research for IBM Security X-Force, where he leads a team of security researchers focused on the areas of adversary trend analysis, threat hunting, detection engineering, incident response technology, and integrating partner technologies into X-Force's ecosystem.

As a researcher within X-Force, Dwyer focused his efforts on tracking and modeling adversary operations to develop immersive simulation exercises to help drive improvements in the areas of incident response, threat hunting, and detection engineering. Prior to joining X-Force, he was a defensive cyber operations researcher working with the US Army and US Air Force to develop incident response capabilities.

Dwyer has spoken at multiple events, including Black Hat, SANS Threat Hunting Summits, ISC2 Security Congress, and Fulbright Commission Cybersecurity Exchange.

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