Leveraging DNS to Surface Attacker Activity

Presented by

Luis Maldonado, VP Products and Chris McCubbin, Director of Data Science at Sqrrl

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Sign up for our upcoming session on how to uncover advanced threats using DNS and data science, presented by Luis Maldonado and Chris McCubbin. We'll review how adversaries use DNS to achieve their mission, how to use DNS data as a starting point for launching an investigation, the data science behind automated detection of DNS-based malicious techniques and how DNS tunneling and DGA machine learning algorithms work. In this session, you’ll learn: - What DNS is and how adversaries can utilize it to carry out attacks - How to use DNS data to launch an incident investigation - How to leverage data science techniques to detect DNS behaviors like DGA - The practical fundamentals of how these data science techniques work About the Presenters: Luis Maldonado, VP Products, is responsible for Sqrrl's product strategy and management efforts. Luis has been designing, building and productizing enterprise software products for over 20 years. With a keen focus on creating business value from large-scale computing systems, Luis has shaped technologies that include middleware, cloud computing, security and big data into business-driven must have products. Prior to Sqrrl, Luis led the product management efforts for HP's Vertica business unit and previously held product leadership positions for companies such as Akamai, Progress Software and Imprivata. Luis holds a B.S. in computer science and engineering from MIT. Chris McCubbin, Director of Data Science, has over 15 years of experience building big data analytic systems and leading highly-skilled data science teams. Prior to co-founding Sqrrl, Chris led a large research team of computer scientists and mathematicians creating novel cloud-based analytics for the intelligence community. Chris currently serves as the Director of Data Science at Sqrrl where he's focused on building the latest technology to help security analysts hunt threats.

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