Defense Against the Dark Arts

Defense Against the Dark Arts

Sponsored by Proofpoint

Available On Demand
Duration 60min
Speakers
Wayne Huang
VP of Engineering
Proofpoint
Wayne Huang
Wayne Huang has extensive experience in the security industry and is a frequent speaker at security conferences including BlackHat (10), DEFCON (10), RSA (07, 10), SyScan (08, 09), OWASP (08, 09), Hacks in Taiwan (06, 07), WWW (03, 04), PHP (07) and DSN (04). He is the first author to achieve consecutive best paper nominations at the prestigious World Wide Web (WWW) Conferences (2003, 2004), and has a co-authored the Web Application Security chapter of "Computer Security in the 21st Century" (Springer US, 2005). Prior to founding Armorize, Wayne was a Research Engineer at the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei. Wayne recieved his BS and MS in CS from National Chiao Tung Univerisity and his PhD in EE from National Taiwan University.

The recent arrest of the Blackhole kit developer Paunch suggested to less-informed observers the potential for a significant reduction in targeted malware attacks.

Unfortunately, fame does not equate to efficacy -- and the void left by Blackhole's absence is being rapidly filled by potentially even more effective and stealthy exploit kits. Register for “Defense Against the Dark Arts” to learn about:

  • The previous use and history of Blackhole and its creator Paunch
  • Changes in the threat landscape after Blackhole efficacy ceased
  • Alternative exploit kits being used by attackers
  • Observations on the unique characteristics of these alternative exploit kits

Join us for a discussion led by an industry expert; Wayne Huang, co-founder and CTO of Armorize & VP Engineering at Proofpoint as he discusses this evolution in kits and some of his recent observations of such malware usage in the wild. Register Now.

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