The Diversity of the Cyber Threat Landscape

Orange County ACM Chapter
Orange County ACM Chapter
Public group

The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation

5141 California Ave., Ste 200 · Irvine, CA

How to find us

Located at California and Bison; enter from California. Plenty of free parking will be available.

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Brian Wallace
Senior Researcher, Cylance

Please join us for the sixth of the Orange County ACM Chapter's 2016 bi-monthly evening program series.


6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking

7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation

8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned

Event Details

There are a diverse range of threats we are exposed to everyday on the Internet. Everyone, including people, organizations, companies, and governments, are targets. Attackers have developed a wide variety of methods to gain access and abuse their targets to their own end. The some of these methods try to find ways into networks, such as phishing attacks and remote exploitation. Other methods work by attempting to gain further access into a network such as extracting cached credentials and MDNS Spoofing. The last set of methods that will be discussed will be what attackers do with information once they have access to it such as encrypting it (ransomware), stealing passwords, or even stealing credit card information. With this diverse coverage of the threat landscape, including demonstrations of some methods, the audience should come away with a greater understanding of threats and how to prevent them.

Speaker Bio

Brian Wallace is a Senior Security Researcher for Cylance and a member of the Cylance SPEAR team. As the lead investigator into the threat actor campaign Operation Cleaver, Brian has first hand experience in hunting down advanced threat actors capable of compromising high profile targets around the world. Additionally, Brian Wallace is an experienced botnet researcher, and author of the Study in Bots blog series. Recently, Brian's vulnerability research has not only assisted the disclosure effort of a critical issue in ANTLabs InnGate devices, avoiding compromise of high profile hotel patrons, but additionally has exposed a flaw in heavily used functions in the Windows API which allowed for a new attack against Windows users called Redirect to SMB.


This event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Orange County Computer Society.