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Seminar on Blended Security Threats


April 2002

Blended Security Threats

Vincent Weafer
Director, Virus Research
Symantec Corporation

Thursday, April 18, 2002
Duane Physics DUAN G125

sponsored by the
Colorado Center for Information Storage at the University of Colorado, Boulder
and the
Denver Chapter of the IEEE Magnetics Society

Over the past few years, there has been an ever increasing rate of infections and re-infections in corporate environments due to attacks by 'network aware' malware and most recently blended threats. The challenge has moved from initial detection on single systems to containment and eradication of the infection from the corporate network. As home users are increasingly connecting to the internet using 'always on' connections, they too are starting to experience the same impact of these malware. This talk will illustrate the evolution of this malware threat, looking at both the attackers and attack techniques and how they are taking increasing advantage of the Internet, local area networks and email systems. Finally, it will discuss how these new vectors and payloads will continue to drive change in the corporate security defense systems and in antivirus in particular.

The talk is free and open to all -- both IEEE members and non-members. Reservations are not required. If you are not a member, please consider joining the IEEE Magnetics Society to help support events like this.

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