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Friday, July 1 • 16:15 - 17:00
Why Hackers Are Winning The Mobile Malware Battle - Bypassing Malware Analysis Techniques

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In the proverbial game of cat-and-mouse between endpoint security vendors and malware writers, malware attacks have recently grown more sophisticated. More enterprises are losing ground to hackers, who are able to outmaneuver static and runtime solutions by constantly changing their attack strategies. The team that uncovered iOS malicious profiles, WiFiGate, HTTP Request Hijacking and Invisible Profiles are taking it upon themselves to coach enterprises on how to regain control, and turn the tables on the hackers behind next-generation mobile malware. 

In their presentation, Yair and Adi will break down the current set of techniques (signatures, static analysis, dynamic analysis, social cyber-intelligence) used to identify malware on mobile devices, and identify the pros and cons of these approaches. They will also explain why attackers constantly succeed in fooling these technologies, and explore the problem of false positive/false negative tradeoffs in such solutions. 

During a live, interactive demo, Adi and Yair will create a mobile malware, meant to be undetected by all static and runtime analysis technologies. The new malware will then be scanned by public commercial mobile endpoint protection solutions. Audience members will be encouraged to participate, and opt into an ethical attack to witness the results in real-time.

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Yair Amit

CTO & Founder, Skycure
Yair Amit is co-founder and CTO at Skycure, leading the company’s research and vision and overseeing its R&D center. Yair has been active in the security industry for more than a decade with his research regularly covered by media outlets and presented in security conferences around the world. Prior to co-founding Skycure, Yair managed the Application Security and Research Group at IBM, joining through the acquisition of Watchfire. At IBM, Yair... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2016 16:15 - 17:00
Room C (Tiziano Ballroom Sec. 2)