Sunday, April 24, 2011

Reasons to attend Security BSides St John's 2011 (part 2)

So you've heard about the Security BSides St John's 2011 event and wonder if you'll sign up to attend? Well if you do you'll be able to take in a variety of information security talks from leaders in the field, while  having the opportunity to meet other information security practitioners, and researchers. In this week's 'Reasons to attend Security BSides St John's 2011' I'm highlighting Ajay Sood's talk entitled "Modern Malware Exposed!":

Modern Malware Exposed!
Ajay K. Sood, Territory Manager for FireEye.

The evolution of malware has yielded some shocking results. Sophisticated botnets like Zeus/ZBOT have infiltrated numerous secure zones and established communication channels globally, giving botnet herders unprecedented access to systems and data which should be protected, were it not for the fact that these compromises are going largely unnoticed, despite current controls in place. The latest strains of modern malware have been architected to exploit stealthily via the browser and application, and leverage approved communication methods and channels to call back, which make solving the malware question all the more daunting. This presentation will take a look at the trend of modern malware, and what the challenges surrounding it are.

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