OpenDNS to Present Predictive Threat Detection Case Study at ShmooCon

Security Researchers to Demonstrate How they Used Intelligence to Identify, Track and Pre-emptively Respond to Zeus GameOver Malware

ShmooCon 2015

WASHINGTON--()--Click to Tweet: @OpenDNS researchers to present #threatdetection and #securityintelligence case study @shmoocon http://bit.ly/1wXmTlC

WHO:    

Dhia Mahjoub, senior security researcher at OpenDNS builds threat detection systems based on the monitoring and analysis of internet traffic and hosting infrastructures. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, with a speciality in graph theory applied on Wireless Sensor Networks.

 

Anthony Kasza, security researcher at OpenDNS investigates online threats and malicious infrastructure to gather intelligence used to pre-emptively respond to attacks. Prior to OpenDNS, he was a threat analyst at Mandiant. Anthony holds a Masters Degree in Computer, Information, and Network Security from DePaul University.

 
WHAT: Is it really possible to predict Internet attacks and take preemptive measures to counter them? This ShmooCon session will delve into the world of threat intelligence gathering, tracking, and defensive technologies. The presenters will use last year’s Zeus GameOver malware campaign to explain:
 

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The tools and methodologies they used to gather context on attacks being conducted at Internet scale

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How they employed internet intelligence, both open source and proprietary, to track threats and pivot around specific indicators to further investigative them

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The visibility they gained into attackers’ command and control infrastructure, preferred hosting providers, domain registration practices and the behaviors of compromised devices

 
WHERE:

10th Annual ShmooCon, Washington Hilton, Washington D.C.

 
WHEN: Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time.
 
HOW:

To schedule a conversation with Mr. Mahjoub or Mr. Kasza, please contact Jane Parrish at jane@mgpr.net or +1 925-337-1494.

 

About OpenDNS

OpenDNS is a leading provider of network security and DNS services, enabling the world to connect to the Internet with confidence on any device, anywhere, anytime. The Umbrella cloud-delivered network security service blocks advanced attacks, as well as malware, botnets and phishing threats regardless of port, protocol or application. Its predictive intelligence uses machine learning to automate protection against emergent threats before they can reach customers. OpenDNS protects all devices globally without hardware to install or software to maintain. For more information, please visit: www.opendns.com.

Contacts

Media:
Marc Gendron PR
Jane Parrish, 925-337-1494
press@opendns.com

Release Summary

OpenDNS security researchers will present a case study at ShmooCon on how they used threat intelligence to identify, track and preemptively respond to Zeus Gameover malware

Contacts

Media:
Marc Gendron PR
Jane Parrish, 925-337-1494
press@opendns.com