Through The Looking Glass: An Investigation Of Malware Trends And Response Activity presented at CanSecWest 2010

by Jeff Williams ( Microsoft ),

Summary : Jeff is the Director of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center. If you are familiar with the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, you are familiar with Jeff's work. The first half of his talk focused on the patterns Microsoft has discovered in how different pieces of malware show up in different regions of the world, and how this relates to language, socioeconomic status, and technical sophistication. In the second half, he outlined Microsoft's recent project B49, in which they worked with the courts, government and private sector to perform a takedown of the Waledac botnet. Most of the questions after his session were related to what they learned from project B49.