Future threats presented at Virus Bulletin 2007

by John Aycock (Department of computer science),

URL : http://www.virusbtn.com/conference/vb2007/abstracts/AycockMaurushat.xml

Summary : Research into future security threats is not always taken kindly by all members of the anti-virus community.
Understanding the bounds of security research is important, however, when there is an increasing emphasis on
proactive rather than reactive defences.We look at the question of how far security research can go in terms of looking at future threats, and how this
research is conducted. Our analysis addresses technical, ethical, and legal issues. The hope is that this will
provoke a meaningful discussion on future threat research within the anti-virus community.