SFU School of Engineering Science: "Malware, Anti-Malware and Big Data"

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
13:30 - 16:00

Dmitry Samosseiko
Director of Threat Research at SophosLabs, Vancouver


The malware-armed criminals continue to set new records in the volume of cyberattacks, threat’s sophistication and victim’s recovery costs. At SophosLabs, we process over 300,000 potentially malicious files every day, discover tens of thousands malicious websites and handle millions of spam messages. This data, along with billions of security events captured by the “cloud”, create a gigantic opportunity for threat discovery and protection development.

In this talk, we’ll review current and future trends in cyber-threat landscape and counter-measures, explain the factors that drive the numbers up and will explore how Big Data analysis technology became the critical and industry-shaping aspect of cyber-security.

About the Speaker

Dmitry Samosseiko is the Director of Threat Research at Sophos, based out of its Vancouver office. He is leading a large globally distributed team of threat researchers at SophosLabs and is responsible for strategy and innovation in anti-malware, web and email security areas. Dmitry has 14 years of experience in IT security. He has presented at numerous industry events and was frequently quoted by media outlets on the topics of cybercrime and threat landscape.