From software protection to malicious infrastructure Event as iCalendar

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22 February 2018

1 - 2pm

Venue: Building 303S, Room 561

Location: City Campus

Host: Department of Computer Science


Speaker: Andrea Lanzi, Computer Science Department, Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy.


This talk will cover two main topics on system security: protection of embedded system and discover of malicious infrastructure.

In the first part of the talk, we introduce a class of attacks against Boot firmware and we then discuss how to design an analyser that is able to verify software properties for validating the integrity of such software.

In the second part we discuss how to crawl/discover malicious infrastructure (e.g., SPAM chain) and how to design a detection system that is able to shutdown whole malicious infrastructures. 


Andrea Lanzi is currently an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy. He has been a Senior Research at Eurecom Graduate School and Research Center, located in Sophia Antipolis on the French Riviera.

He is interested in several aspects of Cyber Security. In particular, his main area of research deals with Host Intrusion Detection Systems (HIDS), memory error exploits, reverse engineering, malware and forensic analysis. In recent years he has mainly studied the application of emulation/virtualisation and compiler techniques for malware analysis and detection. In addition, he has been working on analysing large-scale security datasets (e.g., Anubis malware collection) to investigate the behaviour of current cyber threats.