Automated Malware Analysis Through Virtualization: The Malware vs Anti-Virus Arms Race

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Website: Automated Malware Analysis Through Virtualization: The Malware vs Anti-Virus Arms Race
When: October 15 2014
Where: Winslow Building Room 1140, RPI Campus, Troy, NY, US
"There's always something happening Wednesday evenings in the Tetherless World!"
TWed Talk: Weds, 15 Oct (7p, Winslow 1140)
TITLE: "Automated Malware Analysis Through Virtualization: The Malware vs Anti-Virus Arms Race"
LEADERS: Alexei Bulazel, MS student, Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
KEYWORDS: malware, virtualization, exploitation

Please join us Weds, 15 Oct in Winslow as Alexei Bulazel leads us in what promises to be a fascinating and unusual TWed Talk, in which he will discuss some of his extensive work in malware analysis and detection.

ABSTRACT: In this talk Alexei will be presenting his findings on virtualized automated malware analysis systems, the weaknesses within them, and responses that researchers have taken to prevent malware from exploiting these weaknesses. No prior technical knowledge of malware or virtualization is expected. Come learn about some of the "dark arts" of how malware really works and the state of the art in stopping it.

TWed Logistics (Spring 2014):
  • TWed schedule
  • 7p-8p, 1st floor Winslow (1140)
  • We try to alternate TWed Talks with TWed Hackspaces. The alternating pattern of TWed Talks and TWed Hackspaces may "off" due to leader availability and Institute scheduling.
  • Pizza or snacks will be provided for TWed Talks
  • Live video streams of TWed Talks will usually be available via ustream
  • An archive of past TWed Talks are also available on ustream. Direct links can be found in the schedule (below)
  • TWed Talks from previous terms are archived; topical archive coming soon!
About TWed:
  • "TWed" is the Tetherless World Educational Series
  • "TWed Talks" are informal overview talks and tutorials on topics of interest to the Tetherless World community. TWed gives members of the lab the chance to share tools and expertise. TWed talks are not lectures; they are expected to be highly interactive and fun. TWed leaders are encouraged to include live "hack" activities in their session plans.
  • "TWed Hackspaces" during the TWed time are informal group work sessions inspired by the Hackerspace movement. This is a time when TWC people will "be around" and you can rely on the "right" people being available to answer your questions and help with your hacks. This is also a great opportunity for project teams to "hack" together on problems, with the knowledge and resources of TWC surrounding you.