Monday, July 13, 2009

Free Stanford Webinar (7/14): The Spread of Web-Based Malware and New Defenses

Hi Everyone,

Please feel free to join us for a free Stanford Webinar tomorrow-- you still have 24 hours remaining to sign up! We've got a lot of people signed up already, but the great thing about webinars is that we don't have to limit based upon the amount of space in a physical room!

Click here to sign up:

Title: The Spread of Web-Based Malware and New Defenses

Abstract: Web sites and web pages have become the new frontier for malware distribution. Over the past two years, there has been a fundamental shift in how malware is distributed -- while teenagers used to write viruses which required users to click on email attachments to propagate, financially motivated cybercriminals now plant malware on legitimate web pages that result in drive-by-downloads when web pages are simply loaded.

In this talk, I will present newly researched data and statistics surrounding the recent distribution trends of web-based malware. I will talk about what trends mean for information technology professionals and engineers, and the process of building and running web applications. Also, I will discuss a variety of existing and novel defenses and their pros and cons, with a focus on how they can be used to prevent, detect, diagnose, and quarantine infections of web applications.

See you then!


-- Neil