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Mr. Kurt Baumgartner from Kaspersky Labs to Serve as Keynote Speaker

Mr. Kurt Baumgartner to serve as Keynote on the 10th Anniversary of the Malware Conference

The organizing committee of the Malware Conference is delighted to announce that for its 12th year of the Malware Conference, Mr. Kurt Baumgartner from Kaspersky Laboratories will serve as the Keynote speaker.


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Pittsburg, Pennsylvania,  USA

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 7:00 - 9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

 9:00 - 9:15 AM

Welcome Remarks - Dr. Fernando Colon Osorio, General Program Chair

 9:15 - 10:15 AM

Keynote - Kurt Baumgartner, Principal Security Researcher, Kaspersky Labs

Biography: As Principal Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab, Kurt Baumgartner is responsible for monitoring the malware landscape across the Americas and enhancing Kaspersky Lab technologies and solutions.

Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab in 2010, Kurt was VP of Behavioral Threat Research at Symantec – PC Tools Threat Fire. Originally joining ThreatFire as a startup in 2005 as their sole Researcher, he built up and led their research efforts through two successful acquisitions. Before Symantec, Baumgartner was Chief Threat Officer at Novatix and a Threat Analyst at SonicWALL. He is an active blogger and regularly presents on malware issues at international conferences and speaks to interested media.

Topic: Attribution: the art and practice of answering the ancient question surrounding a crime - who did it?

10:15 - 10:30 AM


10:30 - 12:30 PM:

Session # 1:  Emerging threats and Malware classification

Session Chair: Richard R. Brooks

1570377147 - KALI: Scalable Encryption Fingerprinting in Dynamic Malware Traces, Lorenzo De Carli; Ruben Torres; Gaspar Modelo-Howard; Alok Tongaonkar; Somesh Jha, Colorado State University, Symantec and University of Wisconsin,

1570390449 - Mining Malware Secrets, Arun Lakhotia, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA and Paul Black, Federational University & FireEye, Australia

1570378792 - Rootkit Detection Through Phase-Space Analysis of Power Voltage Measurements, Joel Dawson; Jeffrey Todd McDonald; Jordan Shropshire; Todd R Andel; Patrick Luckett; University of South Alabama, USA, and Lee Hively, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

12:30 - 01:30 PM