Sophos Malware Expert to Speak at USENIX 2007

Sophos Press Release

Paul Ducklin, Head of Technology for Asia Pacific, will demonstrate how malware really works

Paul Ducklin
Paul Ducklin, Head of Technology for Asia Pacific

Sophos, a world leader in IT security and control, announced that Paul Ducklin, Head of Technology for Asia Pacific and based in Australia, will discuss how malware really works and will demonstrate a malware attack in motion on Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDT in Santa Clara, California at the Convention Center.

Ducklin's lecture, "Live Malware Attack!" will feature a live - but entirely self-contained, and therefore safe! - demonstration of a modern malware attack in action. Attendees will gain insight into how cybercriminals think and operate, and learn how to better defend their networks against them. The talk will also examine tricks and techniques that can be used in a malware research lab to get even a complex and heavily obfuscated piece of malware to reveal its secrets in a safe environment.

Ducklin is considered one of the world's leading virus experts and has presented at various industry events including: Virus Bulletin, ICSA and AVAR conferences. He has also written several articles on the virus threat and is a respected industry spokesperson.

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