Lance Spitzner (Founder, HoneyTech)

Presentation Title: Conficker in The GCC
Presentation Abstract:

Conficker has been one of the most remarkable, adaptive and most successfull worms in the history of the Internet. In this presentation we give an overview of Conficker, how it works, the different variations and what it means to the organization. We then look at data on how Conficker has impacted the GCC.

About Lance

Mr. Lance Spitzner is Founder and President of HoneyTech, an international security consultancy specializing in the strategic issues of information security. He is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of cyber threat research, training and awareness. He invented and developed the concept of honeynets, is the author of the book Honeypots: Tracking Hackers and co-author of Know Your Enemy: 2nd Edition.

He is founder of the Honeynet Project; an international, non-profit security research organization that captures, analyzes, and shares information on cyber threats at no cost to the public. He has spoken to numerous organizations, including the NSA, FIRST, the Pentagon, the FBI Academy, the President’s Telecommunications Advisory Committee, the Department of Justice, and Monetary Authority of Singapore. He has consulted around the world, working and presenting in over 20 countries on 6 different continents. His work has been documented in the media such as CNN, BBC, NPR, and Wall Street Journal.

Mr. Spitzner serves on the Distinguished Review Board for the Air Force Institute of Technology, Technical Review Board for CCIED, Information Assurance Curriculum Advisory Board at DePaul University, and was one of the original faculty members of the SANS Institute. Mr. Spitzner earned his M.B.A. from the University of Illinois-Chicago.