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Operation Escalation: How Attackers Use Adware to Sell Corporate Assets

  • Friday, February 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST (2017-02-10 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Israel Barak, G. Mark Hardy


  • Cybereason

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In this webinar, you will learn:

            Why commodity malware should not be dismissed so quickly

            How attackers can utilize common malware like click-fraud and adware to gain access to your critical assets

            Steps you should take to protect your organization

Commodity malware is often considered a non-targeted threat and disregarded by security professionals. However, Cybereason researchers observed several cases of commodity malware infecting PCs at major companies. The malware evolved into a sophisticated remote access tool that was later sold on the Darknet to groups that would carry out attacks using advanced persistent threats.

Israel Barak, Cybereason CISO, and SANS Certified Instructor G. Mark Hardy discuss how one organization discovered commodity malware in their environment that transformed into a targeted attack.

Speaker Bios

Israel Barak

Israel Barak, Cybereason's CISO and Head of Incident Response, holds more than 15 years of private and public sector security experience. As a cyber-security defense specialist with the Israeli government, he spent nearly a decade working on projects related to defensive cyber warfare. Israel has helped found two companies - Q.rity, a cyber-defense services business that was acquired by a venture capital firm, and Sentrix, which focuses on Web application security.

G. Mark Hardy

G. Mark Hardy, SANS analyst and certified instructor, is an internationally recognized expert in information security planning and policy development, management of security assessment and penetration teams, data encryption and authentication, software development and strategic planning for e-commerce. He has spoken at more than 250 events worldwide and has served government, military and commercial clients for more than 30 years. Founder of National Security Corporation and CardKill, Inc., G. Mark is a retired U.S. Navy Captain whose credentials include bachelor's degrees in computer science and mathematics, master's degrees in business administration and strategic studies, and the GSLC, CISSP, CISM and CISA certifications.

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