Tuesday, March 16, 2010

San Francisco Security B-Sides

A couple of weeks ago it was my pleasure to present at the Security B-Sides event in San Francisco - in between all the comings and goings of the main RSA show. For those of you who are interested, the presentation deck is now available.

"Your Computer Is Worth 30¢ - This Battle for Control of Your Computer Isn't Personal, Its Business"

Abstract: The botnet ecosystem is evolving at a rapid pace. Specialized services have come to fill every niche of the hacking world. The frontline is rarely the mechanical process of exploitation and infection - instead it lies with innovative 24x7 support and helpdesk ticketing systems - quality of service is the competitive edge. How much is your computer worth to them? The price point is dropping day-by-day, but 30 cents is a pretty average trade value. Why is it so low? Because your computer is only part of the ecosystem - and a commodity one at that.

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