You Can't Discover a Malware Pandemic by Diagnosing One Patient

  • Monday, 27 Oct 2014 1:00PM EDT (27 Oct 2014 17:00 UTC)
  • Speaker: Andrew Hay

Examining one infected host cannot likely allow for the diagnoses of a global bacterial or viral outbreak. It takes the testing of multiple patients with similar symptoms, environmental conditions, and other commonalities to determine whether the infection affects only one host or threatens the global community.

The same can be said for malware. Security analysts and incident responders often find themselves at a disadvantage when it comes to determining attribution related to a particular infection. Generally speaking, a malware investigation is often limited to the systems owned by the individual or organization ' with limited visibility into the global community at large.

This presentation will introduce healthcare-related research conducted in 2014. In addition, several methodologies and freely available tools will be detailed to help better investigate whether you 're the victim of an opportunistic infection 'or 'Patient 0 ' in the next global malware pandemic.

Join SANS and the National Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center (NH-ISAC) at the Healthcare Cyber Security Summit December 3-4, 2014 in San Francisco. The Summit is for CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, cyber security professionals, security architects and risk managers as well as compliance professionals. The ONLY event to discuss information sharing of cyber security intelligence specific to the health care industry to meet the ever growing need in securing health care.

The Summit will feature pioneering health care CIOs, CISOs and technology leaders who have faced issues head on and who will share the lessons they learned, combined with intensive training courses that will allow your technical staff to get up to speed quickly. Network among senior information security leaders, learn emerging and leading practices within cyber security and build relationships to promote more effective information sharing. Download the full agenda including session descriptions and participating vendors.

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