O Outro Lado ed 2/Into the Darkness: Dissecting Targeted Attacks
Palestra: Into the Darkness: Dissecting Targeted Attacks
Horário: 14:50 as 15:40
Duração: 40 minutos (mais 10 minutos para perguntas e respostas)
The current threat landscape around cyber attacks is complex and hard to understand even for IT pros. The media coverage on recent events increases the challenge by putting fundamentally different attacks into the same category, often labeled as advanced persistent threats (APTs). The resulting mix of attacks includes everything from broadly used, exploit-kit driven campaigns driven by cyber criminals, to targeted attacks that use 0-day vulnerabilities and are hard to fend off - blurring the threat landscape, causing confusion where clarity is most needed.
This article analyzes a specific incident - last March’s RSA breach, explaining the techniques used by the attackers and detailing the vulnerability used to gain access to the network. It further explores the possible mitigation techniques available in current software on the OS and application level to prevent such attacks from reoccurring.
Artigo original disponível aqui.
Rodrigo Rubira Branco (BSDaemon) is the Director of Vulnerability & Malware Research at Qualys. In 2011 he was honored as one of the top contributors to Adobe Vulnerabilities in the past 12 months. Previously, as the Chief Security Research at Check Point he founded the Vulnerability Discovery Team (VDT) and released dozens of vulnerabilities in many important software. Previous to that, he worked as Senior Vulnerability Researcher in COSEINC, as Principal Security Researcher at Scanit and as Staff Software Engineer in the IBM Advanced Linux Response Team (ALRT) also working in the IBM Toolchain (Debugging) Team for PowerPC Architecture. He is a member of the RISE Security Group and is the organizer of Hackers to Hackers Conference (H2HC), the oldest and biggest security research conference in Latin America. He is the maintainer of the StMichael/StJude projects (www.sf.net/projects/stjude), the developer of the SCMorphism (www.kernelhacking.com/rodrigo), and an active contributor to open-source projects (like ebizzy, linux kernel, others). Accepted speaker in lots of security and open-source related events as H2HC, HITB, XCon, VNSecurity, OLS, Defcon, Hackito, Ekoparty, Troopers and others.