Steve Santorelli, Director of Analysis and Outreach
Steve Santorelli became a police officer in 1994, working in London, UK. He worked his way up through various detective grades and branches until he joined Scotland Yard’s Computer Crime Unit in 2000. During the following 5 years he specialized in malware and botnet cases and reached the rank of Detective Sergeant. Steve received several awards and commendations from various international law enforcement agencies and judges. He was also an associate instructor for the CISSP certification. Steve then left law enforcement to join the Microsoft Internet Crimes Investigation Team, based in Redmond, USA. He spent the next 2 years investigating botnet cases which were then referred out to law enforcement officers around the world for further work and arrests. During this time, he also developed the International Botnet Task Force, a unique group of industry and law enforcement from 35 countries, dedicated to working together to combat botnets and ruin the lives of bot herders. He was also the lead investigator on the Zotob case.
Steve left Microsoft in 2007 to join Team Cymru, in order to work with leading internet security researchers. Still actively involved in investigations, he is currently a Team Cymru Fellow. This role enables him to use and contribute to Team Cymru’s unique position and insight, in order to improve lives around the world. You can read more about him in a magazine article at: https://bitly.com/1PeVyrp