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Friday, October 25 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
How Malware Uses and Abuses Your Software: Learn How To Prevent Hackers from Attacking and Masquerading as your Software

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Imagine having your software associated with virus reports or whitelists when people Google it, or getting angry calls from customers who say it infected their computer, or worse, having it deleted by anti-malware products. This is unfortunately today’s reality. 

Malware is designed to hide and evade detection, and malware authors commonly disguise their software as real applications in their efforts to conceal their activities. In this talk, the attendee will learn how and why malware targets certain applications, and how it takes advantage of software issues to conceal itself. You will walk away from this talk with actionable information that you can put in place in your development process today to avoid becoming tomorrow’s next target. 

The presentation walks the audience through the following key areas: 
• Revealing common exploitation techniques of malware authors 
• The challenges with today’s forensic investigation techniques 
• Creating a secure build environment 
• The realities of code signing 
• Positively identifying your software and third party validation 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Gough

Michael Gough

BSidesAustin, BSides Texas
Information Security, Full Disclosure, Mountain Biking, Malware Hunting, Blue Team, Security Architecture & Darwins Theory. | | Michael Gough is an Information Security professional and researcher. Michael has been a security consultant for HP and other companies and holds CISSP, CISA and CSIH certifications. Michael is one of the partners for Security BSides Texas and lead for the Austin BSides conference. He is also part one of the... Read More →
avatar for Ian Robertson

Ian Robertson

Security Researcher
Ian Robertson is a security professional/researcher with over 15 years of experience defending networks large and small. Ian's background includes application development, systems administration, network design and architecture, telecommunications, security policy and compliance, penetration testing and malware analysis. Ian is a frequent presenter at various security conferences on topics that provide audiences with new, relevant and... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2013 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Gemalto Room Norris Conference Center, 2525 W. Anderson Lane, Suite 365, Austin, Texas 78757

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