Sophos's Paul Ducklin will be demonstrating a live malware attack
Sophos, a world leader in IT security and control, announced
that Paul Ducklin, Head of Technology, Asia Pacific, has been
invited to speak at MIT Computer Science and Artificial
Intelligence Laboratory course, "Computers and Network Security" on
May 6, 2009 at 11:00 am EDT.
Invited as a guest speaker by Professor Ronald Rivest, of Computer
Science in MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science, Paul will conduct a live demo, in a safe environment using
real malware, to show students how a modern cybercriminal attack
works and how to better understand how even a well-informed user
can be tricked.
While at RSA 2009 in April, 2009, Paul Ducklin conducted a live
demonstration of a malware attack. In the audience was, Ronald
Rivest, one of the founders of RSA and a renowned researcher in
cryptography, computer and network security, electronic voting, and
algorithms. Rivest extended an invitation to Paul to participate as
a guest lecturer for his Computers and Network Security course at
"It is an honor to be invited by such a highly respected
security researcher," said Paul Ducklin, Sophos's Head of
Technology, Asia Pacific. "I am excited to share this live
demonstration with the students as it gives insight into the scale
of the problem seen by SophosLabs, which deal with 30,000 newly
infected URLs and 20,000 malware samples every day."
About Paul Ducklin: Head of Technology, Asia Pacific
Paul Ducklin joined Sophos from the South African Council for
Scientific and Industrial Research in 1995.
He has held a variety of roles within Sophos, including heading
up Sophos's global technical support operations.
One of the world's leading virus experts, Paul has given papers
and presentations at various industry events including Virus
Bulletin, AusCERT and RSA conferences. He has also written numerous
articles on the virus threat and is a respected industry
Paul is a press contact for Australia and New Zealand and is
available to talk to the media about virus, spam, spyware and
related security issues.