Thursday, January 29, 2009

Improved Domain Name System (DNS) Security and Malware Detection Featured at Internet Security Symposium

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leaders in Internet security from industry and research are scheduled to gather 8-11 February at the 16th Annual Network & Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS’09) in San Diego, California. The event, organized by the Internet Society, will bring the global Internet community together to learn about and discuss cutting-edge advances in the science and application of network and distributed systems security.

Presentations will include the paper “Recursive DNS Architectures and Vulnerability Implications” by
 David Dagon, Manos Antonakakis, Xiapu Luo, Christopher P. Lee and Wenke Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology; and Kevin Day. Their research, which identified a security weakness in the way a common Domain Name Server (DNS) was often deployed, led to a software tool that allows developers and deployers to assess the security implications of various options for deploying DNS.

Also on the NDSS’09 program is the paper “Scalable, Behavior-Based Malware Clustering” by Ulrich Bayer, Paolo Milani Comparetti and Clemens Hlauschek, Technical University Vienna; Christopher Kruegel, University of California Santa Barbara; and Engin Kirda, Institute Eurecom. Their work led to a novel approach for tracking and analyzing the 1000s of versions of malicious code that emerge everyday—a volume that has swamped previous approaches used by anti-virus companies and programs.

In addition to twenty peer-reviewed papers, featured presentations will include security expert Ivan Arce, CTO and Co-Founder, Core Security Technologies, and Brian Chess, chief scientist at Fortify Software.

Additional information and online registration is available at: http://www.isoc.org/ndss09/.

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