As a senior threat hunter, Ashleigh Moriarty is passionate about helping Dark Labs stay ahead of the adversary. She continually sharpens her skills to think like an attacker and strategize like a defender. Her goal: Help each client become a target that’s too tough to tackle.
What is your typical day like?
No two days are the same, and that’s one of the things I enjoy the most. Some days, I’m hunting through data—artificial intelligence and data science help us find anomalies faster. Other days, I help clients train their own threat hunting teams or expand our tech stack of more than 600 analytics showing potential adversary behavior.
How are you making a difference?
Adversaries are good at hiding in the noise. We constantly discover new threats, updating our clients’ systems in real time; that makes the adversaries work harder. If they find it’s too difficult to enter a network or stay there undetected, they’re more likely to go elsewhere.
How are you creating the future?
We’re doing things no one else is. We’re pushing the boundaries—not just providing a tool but helping clients find any malicious activity in their environment. Adversaries are always maturing; so are we.
As an architect of the future, what do you see happening next?
I’m excited that companies are finally understanding how critical cybersecurity is. We’re expanding globally, and I see us continuing to change the playing field everywhere we go.