Marius Urkis

NRD CIRT lead, Cyber security incident response and forensics expert

Countries / regions of work experience

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Lithuania, Cyprus

Areas of expertise

  • SOC/CSIRT establishment and operations
  • National Critical Information Infrastructure Identification
  • Vulnerability and compliance management
  • Forensic investigations

Marius Urkis is a senior consultant – researcher, with 20 years of experience in the IT sector. At NRD Cyber Security he is responsible for commercial services for security incidents prevention, detection, triage and recovery, SIEM, vulnerability and compliance management, National defense intelligence solutions, Counter fraud management solutions, Intelligent Law Enforcement and Forensic investigations laboratory, among other things.

Mr Urkis is also main CIRT Technology Expert for NRD Cyber Security projects such as Implementation of national Computer Response Team (BtCIRT) in Bhutan as well as Development of Information Security Policies, standards, and National Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) in Bangladesh.

Prior to work at NRD Cyber Security, Mr Urkis was team lead at LITNET (Network of academic research and other nonprofit organizations) CERT for 14 years. He led the establishment and management of LITNET CERT, development and deployment of incident handling related processes, and deployment of security related tools. He also assisted in successful FIRST certification process for 4 CERT organisations.

His team responsibilities included IT security architecture development for the LITNET, including AUP, user access control, secure network infrastructure design, incident detection and response. Also technical solutions architecture and implementation to enforce polices across the network and applications.

For 4 years Mr Urkis was a developer at TERENA RTIR WG working group responsible for development of security incident management tools.

Marius Urkis has a Master’s degree in Applied Informatics from Kaunas University of Technology.

Publications and videos

  • Defining Lithuanian internet critical infrastructure, and its' model of monitoring, December 2012.