Malcon 2019, October 1-4, 2019

Day 1 - October 1st, 2019:

19:00 - 21:30   Welcome & Registration
Location:   Nantucket Hotel Grand Ballroom
Address:   77 Easton Street, Nantucket, MA  02554

  Nantucket Hotel Proivides Free transportation to and from Nantucket Ferry Lines (Steamship Authority & Hy-Line Cruises), as well as from the Nantucket Memorial Airport

Day 2 - October 2nd, 2019 - Morning Sessions:

07:00 - 09:00

  Breakfast & Registration

09:00 - 10:00

  Keynote: The Grand Challenges of the Computer Security Industry, Everything from Humans ("Maxwell's Demon") to Code

10:00 - 10:30
  Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:30

Moderator: Spiros Mancoridis

  Session 1 - Malware in the times of Mobile devices and "the Cloud"

"Android Malware Detection Using Neural Networks & Process Control Block Information" by Heba Ziad Alawneh and David Umphress. Auburn University. USA

1570572445"Isolating Malicious Code in Android Malware in the Wild" by Valérie Viet Triem Tong, Cédric Herzog, Tomas Concepcion Miranda, Pierre Graux, Jean-François Lalande and Pierre Wilke, CentraleSupelec, France

1570566912 "The Future of Cyber Attacks and Defense is in the Cloud"
by Erick Galinkin, Jenko Hwong, Abhinav Singh, Colin Estep, Ashwin Vamshi and Raymond J Canzanese, Jr, Netskope, US.

12:30 - 13:30   Lunch

Day 2 - October 2nd, 2019 - Afternoon Sessions:

13:30 - 14:45

Kevin McKenzie, CSIO, Dollar Store

  Technology Panel: View from the C-Suite - How the CSIO community struggles with the Anti-Malware Ecosystem, its products and Services or Are we solving the wrong problem? 

14:45 - 15:15   Coffee Break
15:15 - 17:30

Moderator: FC Colon Osorio

  Session 2 - Case Studies, Analysis & Industry View

1570584557 "A Peek into URL-based Threats in 2018 Using Email Link Analysis (ELINK)" by Yu Fu, Tao Yan, Rongbo Shao, Zhanglin He, Bo Qu and Lexuan Sun, Palo Alto Networks, USA

1570584720 "On Designing the Elements of a Fuzzy Hashing Scheme" by Jonathan Oliver, Trend Micro, Australia;  and Josiah Hagen, Trend Micro, USA

1570579197 "Use of SMB for Covert Command and Control Communications" by Sylvain P. Leblanc, Royal Military College of Canada, Canada; and Robin Moll, Department of National Defence, Canada

Day 2 - October 2nd, 2019 - Evening Session:

19:00 - 21:30   Welcome Cocktail Party
Location:   Dr. Colon Osorio's Home in Nantucket
Address:   189 Eel Point Road, Nantucket, MA  02554

  Nantucket Hotel will provide transportation to Dr. Colon osorio's Home. Please gather at the Hotel front desk around 18:30.

Day 3 - October 3rd, 2019 - Morning Sessions:

07:00 - 08:00   Breakfast & Registration
08:00 - 10:00

FC Colon Osorio

  Session 3 - Un-Packers, Reverse Engineering & Other Musings

1570567133 "Getting RevEngE: A System for Analyzing Reverse Engineering Behavior" by Claire Taylor and Christian Collberg, University of Arizona, USA

1570566784 "RoAMer: The Robust Automated Malware Unpacker" by Thorsten Jenke, Daniel Plohmann and Elmar Padilla, Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany

1570579036 "LockerGoga Quickly Reversed" by Guillaume Bonfante and Jean-Yves Marion, LORIA, France; Fabrice Sabatier, INRIA, France and Corentin Jannier, CYBER-DETECT, France

10:00 - 10:30

  Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:30

Moderator: FC Colon Osorio

  Session 4 - Anti-Malware Techniques

1570576756 "On the Detection of Malware on Virtual Assistants Based on Behavioral Anomalies" by Mahshid Noorani; Spiros Mancoridis and Steven Weber, Drexel University

1570565861 "Insider Threat Detection Through Modeling Attack Motivation" by Guang Yang, Aimin Yu, Dan Meng, Institute of Information Enginerring, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China; Yu Wu, Shandong University, China; Jizhi Wang and Zhenya Chen, Technology University, P.R. China

1570567156  "A Multi-level Ransomware Detection Framework Using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning" by Subash Poudyal, Dipankar Dasgupta, Zahid Akhtar and Kishor Gupta, University of Memphis, USA

12:30 - 13:30   Lunch

Day 3 - October 3rd, 2019 - Afternoon Sessions:

13:30 - 15:30

Guiillaume Bonfante

  Session 5 - Emerging Threats

1570584337  "Code Clones Considered Harmful? Quantifying and Exploiting the Effects of Code Clones in Static Malware Classifiers for JavaScript" by David Pfaff, Marie-Therese Walter and Michael Backes, CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security & Saarland Informatics Campus, Germany

1570567221 "Honeypot Evader: Activity-guided Propagation Versus Counter-evasion via Decoy OS Activity" by Julian Rrushi, Oaland University, USA

1570583150 "DNS Covert Channel Detection via Behavioral Analysis: a Machine Learning Approach" by Salvatore Saeli, Federica Bisio, Claire Taylor, Pierangelo Lombardo and Danilo Massa, Aizoon Technology Consulting, Italy

15:30 - 16:00

  Coffee Break

16:00 - 18:00

Sylvain LeBlanc

  Session 6 - Privacy, Securing Assets from Malware

1570584802 "A Resilient Solution to the Secure and Trustworthy Production of Semiconductors" by Fernando C. Colon Osorio, WSSRL, USA

1570575133 "Privacy Preserving Count Statistics" by Lu Yu, Okuwakemi Hambolu and Richard R. Brooks, Clemson University, USA; Yu Fu, Palo Alto Networks, USA

18:00 - 18:15

  Closing Remarks
by Fernando Colon Osorio, General Program Chair

19:30 - 20:00

  Cocktail Party for Gala Dinner

20:00 - 22:30

  Gala Dinner & Best Paper Award Ceremony

Day 4 - October 4th, 2019:

09:00 - 13:00   Nantucket Whaling Museum & Lunch at the Brotherhood of the Thieves
Location:   Whaling Museum, Nantucket
Address:   13 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554
Transportation:   Gather at 09:00 at the Nantucket Hotel Front Desk & Walk Over to the Museum
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