Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, October 02, 2013
NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building Room B3

Symantec Computer Virus-antivirus Co-evolution

Carey Nachenberg
Symantec Corporation, UCLA Computer Science Dept.
About the talk:

Over the past twenty-five years, computer malware (viruses, worms, targeted attacks, etc.) and anti-malware software have engaged in a complex dance - a co-evolution -  with the black-hats inventing ever more creative infection and evasion techniques, and the white-hats responding in-kind with ever-more innovative defenses. In this talk, Professor Nachenberg will provide a fascinating historical glimpse into this co-evolution, discussing the seven major attack and counter-attack trends of the past twenty-five years in technical detail.  If you've ever wondered how anti-malware software works… and why it sometimes doesn't, you'll want to join us for this talk.


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About the speaker:

Carey Nachenberg is a leading cyber security expert and a co-inventor of Norton Antivirus -- the world's most popular computer security product. Selected for Computerworld magazine's 40 Under 40 - 40 Innovative IT People to Watch and winner of the The Wall Street Journal's 2010 Technology Innovation Award (Computer Security Category) for his innovations in the security field, Nachenberg's technology collectively protects hundreds of millions of computers worldwide. His work in the security field has garnered him seventy five United States patents. Nachenberg holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science from UCLA, where he continues to serve as an Adjunct Assistant Professor.

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Carey Nachenberg