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The Internet of Evil Things: How to Detect and Secure Your Vulnerable Devices from the Mirai Botnet

  • Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST (2016-10-13 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Johannes Ullrich

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The recent large-scale DDoS attacks attributed to the Mirai botnet illustrate how relatively small and low power devices like security camera DVRs can be used to launch crippling attacks. The large numbers of these devices and the ease with which they can be exploited makes up for the low computational power of individual devices. Mirai is an example of a botnet that was specifically created to take advantage of these devices. But it is far from the only threat these devices are facing. We will talk about the Mirai botnet, and how to detect and secure vulnerable devices. You will also learn what type of attacks to expect from these compromised devices and how to defend against them.

Speaker Bio

Johannes Ullrich

Johannes Ullrich, dean of research at the SANS Technology Institute, is currently responsible for the SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) and the GIAC Gold program. His research interests include IPv6, network traffic analysis and secure software development. In 2004, Network World named Johannes one of the 50 most powerful people in the networking industry, and SC Magazine named him one of the top five influential IT security thinkers for 2005. Prior to working for SANS, Johannes served as a lead support engineer for a web development company and as a research physicist.

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