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Oleg Kolesnikov

Part-Time Lecturer


Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Oleg Kolesnikov, 301 ME
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • MS in Information Security, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • BS in Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology


In addition to working as a part-time lecturer at Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science, Oleg Kolesnikov currently serves as Director of Threat Research/Security Analytics for Securonix, where he is responsible for detecting Advanced Cyber Threats using Machine Learning/Anomaly Detection and Behavior Analysis. He has 15+ years of experience in the area of information security, including senior technical, research, and executive roles at Top Layer, ISS X-Force, and Berkeley Lab, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. His publications include papers in the areas of anomaly detection, software security, network security, and intrusion detection and prevention in such conferences as IEEE Security & Privacy and USENIX Security. He holds multiple security industry certifications, including Incident Response (FireEye), Exploit Development (Blackhat), Unethical Hacking (Immunity), CICP (Core Impact), CISSP, etc. Oleg received his MS degree in information security from Georgia Tech. He is the author of two issued U.S. patents and a book in network security.

Field of research/teaching

Information Security

What is your educational background?

My educational background includes both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgia Tech.

What is your research focus?

My research focus is Information Security, including Network Security, Software Security, and System Security.

What courses/subjects do you teach?

Information Security