Guest Hacker Program - Vanja Svajcer - Fighting the good fight
Vanja Svajcer works as a Technical Leader for Cisco Talos. He is a security researcher with more than 15 years of experience in malware research and detection development. Prior to joining Talos, Vanja worked as a principal researcher for SophosLabs and led a Security Research Team at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Vanja enjoys tinkering with automated analysis systems, reversing binaries and Android malware. He thinks time spent scraping telemetry data for signs of new attacks is well worth the effort. In his free time, he is trying to improve his acoustic guitar skills and often plays basketball, which at his age is not a recommended activity.
Despite all the advances in protection and detection against network threats we still see a significant number of attacks caused less by exploiting vulnerabilities in software and more by exploiting weaknesses in human nature. This year we have seen several new major attacks and attack techniques such as Supply Chain attacks and various flavours of ransomware. The presentation will give an overview of the most common modern attack techniques and dig deeper into the latest threats as seen by Cisco Talos threat research teams.
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