Jul 10 2008

Maarten Van Horenbeeck speaking at SANS Fire DC

Published by at 6:08 pm under Uncategorized

Remember Crouching Powerpoint, Hidden Trojan?  Maarten VAn Horenbeeck will be giving a presentation at the SANS Fire conference in DC later this month.

Is Troy Burning? An analysis of targeted cyber attacks.
- Maarten Van Horenbeeck, SANS ISC
- Thursday, July 24, 2008 * 7:00pm

The use of trojans in targeted attacks has been known dating back to at least 2002. However, only since 2005 has their use and methodology become relatively widespread and better understood. Recently some of the more notorious attacks, especially those on governments, have been widely discussed in the media, but little technical information is available.

This presentation is based on private investigations of targeted attacks against various organizations, and provides a detailed view on the methodologies, both from a technical as a social engineering perspective, most popular in these attacks. In addition, it briefly touches on how effective today’s protection mechanisms are and to what degree these attacks can be mitigated and detected.


More details on the conference here.  If anyone is going, please let me or Heike know.

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Maarten Van Horenbeeck speaking at SANS Fire DC”

  1. Security4allon 14 Jul 2008 at 4:41 am

    I had the pleasure to see his previous presentation in December in Berlin. Too bad I won’t have the possibility to see this one.

    Unless someone can make a recording. ;-)

  2. Heikeon 14 Jul 2008 at 6:08 am

    Agreed. Hopefully, we can get him to send us something from the conference.

  3. Heikeon 14 Jul 2008 at 6:09 am


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