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11th EAI International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks

October 26–29, 2015 | Dallas, United States
Engin Kirda



"Evasive Malware in the Wild: Evolving to Evade Detection"



Evasive malware behavior is up 2000% in the past year, bypassing traditional firewalls, gateways and sandboxes. Organizations struggle as cybercriminals design sophisticated and stealthy malware to loop, cloak itself and morph to evade detection. In this talk, I aim to shed light on the latest behaviors, payloads and prevalence of evasive malware.



Engin Kirda is a computer science professor at Northeastern University in Boston. He is also the chief architect at global breach protection provider Lastline - which he co-founded in 2011. He has co-authored more than 100 published research papers. Before Northeastern, he held faculty positions at Institut Eurecom in the French Riviera and the Technical University of Vienna where he co-founded the Secure Systems Lab that is now distributed across multiple institutions in Europe and the U.S. Engin's recent research has focused on malware analysis and detection, web application security and practical aspects of social networking security - including the de-anonymization of social network users. He has served on program committees of numerous well-known international conferences and workshops. Engin chaired the flag ship security conference NDSS in 2015.


Joe St Sauver