About the talk:
|Worms, self propagating malicious programs, represent perhaps
the greatest threat to our network-connected infrastructure. Fortunately,
there is a considerable amount of research effort focused on creating viable
defenses against this threat.
This talk attempts to predict the future: Rather than what the worm battlefield looks like today, we attempt to estimate tomorrow's defenses. These defenses will be lan-centric: built into the network fabric rather than relying on end-host software. Patch and network management tools will become more flexible, while a new generation of active defenses, centered around keying in on specific worm behavior (behavioral signatures) will be used to actively detect and block worms as they spread.
About the speaker:
|Nicholas Weaver is a postdoctoral researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley.|