www.malwareconference.org

Malware Conference News

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

and

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" 

Read More

Login Form

Malware 2018

Best Paper Award - Research Track

 

Presented to

 

William Fleshman, Richard Zak and Mark McLean

Laboratory for Physical Sciences, USA

 

and

 

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"

 

Sponsored by

 

 

 

 

!! Additional Services & Packages !!

 

13th  International Conference on Malicious and Unwanted Software

October 22-24, 2018
The 13th International Conference on Malicious and Unwanted Software (MALCON 2018) will be held at the at Nantucket Hotel & Resort, Nantucket island, Massachsuetts, USA  on October 22-24, 2018. 

www.MalwareConference.org

 

 


 

Malware 2018 Networking Event & Gala Dinner Additional Tickets

 


 

IEEE Member - Malware 2018 Whaling Museum & Historical Nantucket Tour
Whaling Museum Event

Malware 2018 - Additional Tickets to Gala Dinner


Malware 2018 - Additional Copies of Proceedings

Malware 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 or Malware 2018 Additional Proceedings

 


Payment Guidelines:

· Registration is not complete until payment has been received. (A printable form will be provided after submitting this form.)

· A receipt will not be provided until during the conference.

Those attending Malware 2018 are eligible for special hotel rates at the  Nantucket Hotel & Resort, Nantucket, MA,  USA. See hotel info for details. When making your reservations by phone, please use code: MALware  Instructions and directions on how to get there. REMEMBER staying at the Waldorf Astoria is not only less expensive, rate includes all expenses - taxes & gratuities, but also YOU HELP SUPPORT THE CONFERENCE.

· Payment may be made by check, money order, Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.

· Checks should be payable to 'Malware Conference', and must be drawn on either a U.S. bank or U.S. branch of a foreign bank.

· Each attendee must use a separate registration form.

· If you are not a presenting author, registration may be cancelled, but no later than September 26th, 2014 and may be subject to a 20% cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel beyond this date, or fail to attend, forfeit the registration fee.

· Payment may be made by PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.

· Each attendee must use a separate registration form.

· You will be re-directed to PayPal for final processing.

 

 

 

  Afternoon Program

01:30 - 02:30 PM:

Session # 5  Defense Techniques & Other Musings

Chair: Richard Brooks

1570477304 - "A Hybrid Tool to Increase the Usability and Scalability of Existing Hybrid Malware Detection Schemes" by Danny Kim, Daniel Mirksy and Amir Majlesi-kupaei, University of Maryland, USA; Rajeev Barua, Maryland University, USA.

 

1570487771 - "Malware Anomaly Detection on Virtual Assistants" by Ni An, Alexander Duff, Mahshid Noorani, Steven Weber and Spiros Mancoridis, Drexel University, USA.

1570477869 - "Model-driven Timing Consistency for Active Malware Redirection" by  Rory Klein, Tyler Barkley, Weston Clizbe and Jennifer Bateman, Western Washington University, USA; Julian Rrushi, Oakland University, USA.

 

02:30 - 03:00 PM

Afternoon Break

03:00 - 05:30 PM:

Session # 6:  Anti Malware Techniques

Chair: Fernando Colon Osorio

1570487952 - "SCRaaPS: X.509 Certificate Revocation Using the Blockchain-based Scrybe Secure Provenance System" by Sai Medury and Anthony Skjellum, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA;  Richard Ree Brooks and Lu Yu, Clemson University, USA.

1570489001 - "Attacks on industrial enterprises using remote administration tools" by Vyacheslav Kopeytsev, Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team, Kaspersky Labs, Russian Federation.

 

1570481395 - "Unmasking Criminal Enterprises: An Analysis of Bitcoin Transactions" by Jonathan Oakley, Lu Yu and Richard Ree Brooks, Clemson University, USA; Carl Worley, Auburn University, USA; Anthony Skjellum, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA.

05:30 - 07:30 PM: Break
07:30 - 08:30 PM:
Cocktail Party & Networking Event: Get to Know your fellow Researchers, Industry Practitioners, and Government Practitioners as well.
08:30 - 10:30 PM:
Best Paper Award Gala Dinner

Previous
  Next

 

7

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.


Panelist:
 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.

   

Previous
  Next

 

            

 

 

 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 - "An Overview of Adversarial Learning with Recent Results on Test-Time Evasion Attacks and Defense"

by

Prof. George Kesidis, CSE and EE Departments, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

Abstract:  For many years, cyber security has faced a complex "big data" problem. Moreover,  many enterprises are very sensitive to false negatives and demand timely detection of new threats. As a result, machine learning systems have been applied, e.g., to keep pace with polymorphic/metamorphic malware. Machine learning systems are also ubiquitously used in cyber physical systems for safe and efficient operations. In the past decade, researchers have studied how machine learning systems themselves can be attacked. In this talk, we will first review different types of adversarial learning attacks: data poisoning, test-time evasion, and reverse engineering. Focusing on test-time evasion, we review recent work involving deep neural network classifier of image datasets (several researchers have proposed using image-like representations of malware for purposes of detection). We propose both a state-of-the-art defense and white-box attack. The talk concludes with a discussion of current and future research directions on adversarial learning.

10:15 - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 - 12:30 PM:

Session # 1:  Measurement - the effectiveness of Anti-Malware techniques

Session Chair: Richard R. Brooks

1570474608 - "Static Malware Detection & Subterfuge: Quantifying the Robustness of Machine Learning and Current Anti-Virus" by William Fleshman, Richard Zak and Mark McLean, Laboratory for Physical Sciences, USA; Edward Raff, Booz Allen Hamilton & University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA; Charles Nicholas, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA).


1570487993 - "Is Eval () Evil: A Study of JavaScript in PDF Malware?" by Sylvain P. Leblanc, Royal Military College of Canada, Canada; Antoine Lemay, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada.


1570487949
- "An In-Depth Study of Open-Source Command and Control Frameworks" by Julien Piet ,Ecole Polytechnique, France; Blake Anderson and David McGrew Cisco Systems, Inc., USA

12:30 - 01:30 PM

Lunch

    Next