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Watchtowers of the Internet: Analysis of Outbound Malware Communication, Stephan Chenette, Principal Security Researcher, (@StephanChenette) & Armin Buescher, Security Researcher
With advanced malware, targeted attacks, and advanced persistent threats, it’s not IF but WHEN a persistant attacker will penetrate your network and install malware on your company’s network and desktop computers. To get the full picture of the threat landscape created by malware, our malware sandbox lab runs over 30,000 malware samples a day. Network traffic is subsequently analyzed using heuristics and machine learning techniques to statistically score any outbound communication and identify command & control, back-channel, worm-like and other types of traffic used by malware.
Our talk will focus on the setup of the lab, major malware families as well as outlier malware, and the statistics we have generated to give our audience an exposure like never before into the details of malicious outbound communication. We will provide several tips, based on our analysis to help you create a safer and more secure network.
Stephan Chenette is a principal security researcher at Websense Security Labs, specializing in research tools and next generation emerging threats. In this role, he identifies and implements exploit and malcode detection techniques.
Armin Buescher is a Security Researcher and Software Engineer experienced in strategic development of detection/prevention technologies and analysis tools. Graduated as Dipl.-Inf. (MSc) with thesis on Client Honeypot systems. Interested in academic research work and published author of security research papers.