OPSWAT Research on File Content Security Field

Date: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 17:30
Location: 
TH 331
Presenter: 
Yiyi Miao, Vice President of Products, OPSWAT
Abstract: 
Multi-Scanning is an advanced threat detection and prevention technology that increases detection rates, decreases outbreak detection times and provides resiliency to anti-malware vendor issues. OPSWAT pioneered the concept of multi-scanning files with over 30 anti-malware engines available to deliver enhanced protection from a variety of cyber threats. Data sanitization, also known as Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR), on a different hand, is an advanced threat prevention technology that does not rely on detection. Instead, it assumes all files are malicious and sanitizes and rebuilds each file ensuring full usability with safe content. The technology is highly effective for preventing known and unknown threats, including zero-day targeted attacks and threats that are equipped with malware evasion technology such as Fully Undetectable (FUD) malware, VMware detection, obfuscation and many others. OPSWAT engineering team initialized some interesting research around the efficiency of these two technologies recently and we would like to share the analyzed data.
Bio: 

Yiyi Miao joined OPSWAT in 2009 as a Software Engineer in the company's Research & Development Engineering Team. Yiyi was promoted to Director of Software Engineering in 2014 and manages the development team responsible for delivering emerging cloud/client applications across multiple OS and mobile platforms with a primary goal of providing a network security management platform for IT and security professionals focused on advanced threat detection and compliance enforcement. Yiyi earned a Bachelor's degree of Biomedical Engineering from Shanghai University in China and a Master's degree of Computer Science from San Francisco State University.