VB2009 conference programme


Wednesday 23 September

Corporate stream Technical stream
08:00 Registration
10:00 Tea and coffee
10:30 - 11:00 Opening address
11:00 - 11:40 Keynote address: Reforming the landscape
Eric Davis, Google
11:40 - 12:20 Cyber-insurance: a financial perspective to incident response

Pascal Lointier, AIG Europe
  Blast from the past: application of the MS08-067 exploit in real world malware

Elda Dimakiling, Microsoft
Francis Allan Tan Seng, Microsoft
Scott Wu, Microsoft
14:00 - 14:40 Is there a lawyer in the lab?

Juraj Malcho, ESET
  Challenges in kernel-mode memory scanning

Aditya Kapoor, McAfee
Rachit Mathur, McAfee
14:40 - 15:20 Malware on a mission

Amir Fouda, CA - HCL
  AntiRE en masse

Kurt Baumgartner, PC Tools
Tea and coffee
15:40 - 16:20 Malice through the looking glass: behaviour analysis for the next decade

Jeff Debrosse, ESET
David Harley, ESET
  PE-probe: leveraging packer detection and structural information to detect malicious portable executables

M. Zubair Shafiq, nexGIN RC
Syeda Momina Tabish, nexGIN RC
Muddassar Farooq, nexGIN RC
16:20 - 17:00 Fighting cybercrime: technical, juridical, and ethical challenges

Guillaume Lovet, Fortinet
  'I can't go back to yesterday, because I was a different person then'

Chun Feng, Microsoft
17:00 - 19:00 Sponsor presentations
(There are still a number of sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Allison Sketchley for more information.)
19.30 Welcome drinks reception

Thursday 24 September

Corporate stream Technical stream
09:00 - 09:40 Profiling hackers: real data, real experiences, wrong myths

  Why 'in-the-cloud' scanning is not a solution

Maik Morgenstern, AV-test
Andreas Marx, AV-test
09:40 - 10:20 The partnerka - what is it, and why should you care?

Dmitry Samosseiko, Sophos
  Tales from cloud nine

Mihai Chiriac, BitDefender
Tea and coffee
10:40 - 11:20 'I am not a numero!': assessing global security threat levels

Bryan Lu, Fortinet
  Last-minute presentations:

10:40 - 11:10 Brazil: land of plentiful bankers, Dmitry Bestuzhev, Kaspersky Lab
11:10 - 11:40 iPhone v3 malware vector, Marius van Oers, McAfee
11:20 - 12:00 Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO): the status right now

Righard Zwienenberg, Norman/AMTSO
  Last-minute presentation:

11:40 - 12:10 The real face of Koobface, Ryan Flores, Joey Costoya and Jonell Baltazar, Trend Micro
12:00 - 12:40 Win32/Sality network activity

Arkady Kovtun, CA - HCL
  Last-minute presentation:

12.10 - 12:40 Twarfing: malicious tweets, Costin Raiu, Kaspersky Lab, & Morton Swimmer, Rainer Link and David Sancho Trend Micro
14:00 - 14:40 Gimme me all your money!

Darya Bronnikova, Kaspersky Lab
Anna Volodina, Kaspersky Lab
  Last-minute presentations:

14:00 - 14:30 Human-based computation: how crowd-sourcing can solve some of the trickiest security problems, Sumesh Jaiswal, Symantec
14:30 - 15:00 WebStalker - detection of malicious web pages through monitoring web browser behaviour, Minseong Kim, AhnLab
14:40 - 15:20 How to reclaim your sender reputation

Terry Zink, Microsoft
  Last-minute presentation:

15:00 - 15:30 Connecting the AV industry, Igor Muttik, McAfee
15:20 - 16:00 Spam and legislation

Darya Gudkova, Kaspersky Lab
Andrey Nikishin, Kaspersky Lab
  Last-minute presentation:

15:30 - 16:00 My Bots Are Not Yours! A case study of 600+ real-world living botnets, Erik Wu and Gunter Ollmann, Damballa
Tea and coffee
16:20 - 17:00 A closer look at Mac OS X threats

Methusela Cebrian Ferrer, CA - HCL
  Botnet-powered SQL injection attacks: a deeper look within

David Maciejak, Fortinet
Guillaume Lovet, Fortinet
17:00 - 17:40 Modern day magic on the Internet

Greg Day, McAfee
  Detecting malicious documents with combined static and dynamic analysis

Carsten Willems, University of Mannheim
Thorsten Holz, University of Mannheim
Markus Engelberth, University of Mannheim
19:30 Pre-dinner drinks followed by gala dinner & cabaret

Friday 25 September

Corporate stream Technical stream
09:00 - 09:40 When web 2.0 sneezes, everyone gets sick

Stefan Tanase, Kaspersky Lab
  A spam novelty detection system

Claudiu Cristian Musat, BitDefender
Andra Miloiu, BitDefender
Carmen Mitrica, BitDefender
09:40 - 10:20 Social networks: 'Hit all once' - attackers' perspective

Swanand Dattaram Shinde, Quick Heal
  The CURSE of anti-spam testing

Martijn Grooten, Virus Bulletin
Tea and coffee
10:40 - 11:20 Hitting the 'up to date' bulls eye

Steven Ginn, OPSWAT
  A fractal approach to social network spam detection

Alexandru Catalin Cosoi, BitDefender
Carmen Maria Cosoi, Nielsen
11:20 - 12:00 Volume of threat: the AV update deployment bottleneck

Wei Yan, Trend Micro
Anthony Arrott, Trend Micro
  JavaScript security: the elephant running in your browser

John Graham-Cumming,
12:00 - 12:40 The cloud or the mist?

Marian Radu, Microsoft
Hilda Larina Ragragio, Microsoft
  Using the wisdom of crowds to address the malware long tail

Carey Nachenberg, Symantec
Vijay Seshadri, Symantec
Zulfikar Ramzan, Symantec
14:00 - 14:40 ANUBIS - ANalyzing Unknown BInarieS - the automatic way

Thomas Mandl, Secure Business Austria/IKARUS Security Software
Florian Nentwich, IKARUS Security Software
Ulrich Bayer, Vienna University of Technology/Institute Eurecom
Engin Kirda, Vienna University of Technology/Institute Eurecom
  Firefox malware, when your browser bites you

Candid Wueest, Symantec
Elia Florio, Italian Data Protection Authority
14:40 - 15:20 Virtual machines for real malware capture and analysis

Martin Overton, IBM
  The modern rogue - malware with a face

Hamish O'Dea, Microsoft
Tea and coffee
15:40 - 16:30 Panel discussion: Free AV vs paid-for AV, Rogue AVs
16:30 - 16:45 Conference closing session

Reserve papers

Socialnetworkeering: do you know who your friends really are?

Andrew Lee, K7 Computing
Lysa Myers, WestCoast Labs
Whatever happened to the unlikely lads? A hoaxing metamorphosis

David Harley, ESET
Randy Abrams, ESET
URLCheck: making the world a safer place

Sorin Mustaca, Avira
Cosmin Luta, Avira
Misusing trust: search engines targeted to deliver malware

Parveen Vashishtha, Symantec
Last-minute paper reserve: Fragmented distribution attack

Anoirel Issa, MessageLabs, Symantec
Last-minute paper reserve: The Waledac botnet: understanding it and breaking it

Pierre-Marc Bureau, ESET
Joan Calvet, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal

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