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2017's Year of Infections, featuring The Grugq
This talk will review 2017's year of infections - including NotPetya, WannaCry and BadRabbit, how, and why these worms - even with limited mobility - became global epidemics. Their wide spread infection empirically demonstrates that there is a Shadow Internet of linked networks that provides pathways to compromise targets globally without targeting public facing Internet systems.
Attacks leveraging these hidden pathways can be extremely destructive (such as NotPetya), or provide a surreptitious entry vector into supposedly safe networks. Attendees will learn the surprising lessons demonstrated by unleashing autonomous destructive worms into the wild — the perimeter isn't just porous, it is non-existent.
The Grugq, VP of Threat Intelligence at Comae, is a pioneering information security researcher with two decades of experience. He has worked extensively with threat intelligence, digital forensic analysis, binary reverse engineering, rootkits, mobile phone security, Voice over IP, telecommunications and financial services security. The Grugq's professional career has included Fortune 100 companies, leading information security firms and innovative start-ups.
Ken Liao is the Vice President of Product Marketing at Malwarebytes. With over 15 years of experience in information security, Ken is responsible for bringing Malwarebytes's solutions globally to market. Prior to leading product marketing efforts at Malwarebytes, Ken was a Senior Director of Product Marketing at Proofpoint. Ken has had extensive experience working on security solutions in the field as a security solutions architect with some of the world's largest organizations.