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Malware 2018 Best Paper Award

Malware 2018
Best Paper Award - Research Track

Presented to

William Fleshman, Richard Zak and Mark McLean

Laboratory for Physical Sciences, USA


Edward Raff and Charles Nicholas

Booz Allen Hamilton and

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA


In recognition to their contributions to the Field of Information and Systems Security

and the quality and timeliness of their work as embodied in the manuscript:


“Static Malware Detection & Subterfuge: Quantifying the Robustness of Machine Learning and Current Anti-Viruscalable Encryption Fingerprinting in Dynamic Malware Trace" 

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01:30 - 03:00 PM:

Pamel Discussion

Panel Moderator: Fernando Colon Osorio

Topic: When adding another security device actually increases your threat surface - the challenges of managing security in the age of product and services overload.

 Vycheslav Kopeytsev, Kaspersky Labs, Sylvain P. Leblanc, Royal Military College of Canada, Canada;  Richard Zak,  Laboratory for Physical Sciences, USA; Prof. George Kesidis, Penn State University.

03:00 - 03:30 PM

Afternoon Break

03:30 - 05:30 PM:

Session # 2:  Malware in the Times of Mobile Devices


Panel Moderator: Richard Brooks

1570477418 - "SpyDroid: A Framework for Employing Multiple Real-Time Malware Detectors on Android" by Shahrear Iqbal, Queen's University & Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Canada; Mohammad Zulkernine. Queen's University, Canada.

1570487730 - "PRAST: Using Logic Bombs to Exploit the Android Permission Model and a Module Based Solution" by Ramon P. Medina, University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo & Mobile Applications Center, Puerto Rico; Elijah Neundorfer, Columbus State University, USA; Ramon Medina, Radhouane Chouchane and Alfredo J Perez, Columbus State University, USA.

1570487957 - "Android Malware Detection Using Step-Size Based Multi-layered Vector Space Models" by Colby Parker, University of South Alabama, USA; Jeffrey Todd McDonald, University of South Alabama & School of Computing, USA; Tom Johnsten and Ryan Benton, University of South Alabama, USA.