Next week is the Virus Bulletin conference in Madrid, and two of our own will be giving talks.
Gabor “Szapi” Szappanos, a researcher in our Budapest lab, will present “When worlds collide – the story of Office exploit builders” Friday at 10 a.m. local time in the Green Room at Novotel Madrid Center hotel.
Szapi has focused a lot on the topic. Examples of his research include a paper on exploits targeting the CVE-2017-0199 vulnerability, the AKBuilder kit, and Operation Pony Express.
He describes his talk this way on the Virus Bulletin conference website:
The APT and cybercrime worlds traditionally use different tools and distribute different malware families. The information flow is usually strictly one directional: the cybercrime groups snatch ideas and exploits from the APT groups. But there have been a handful of cases when the direction was just the opposite, and the presentation will cover the more interesting ones.
He’ll give several examples of the problem, and ways we can better defend ourselves from the threat.
His talk will be in the Green Room Thursday, 9 a.m. local time.