Discover Real World Security Tactics for Servers and Wireless Networks

TH6 Dangerous Documents: Identifying and Protecting Data from Malware

October 13th, 2011

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

Mike Danseglio

Mike Danseglio

Principal Technologist

Next Direction Technologies

Users have been educated for years on the danger of opening executable files. But they see no harm in opening a photo or a song in email, regardless of its source. That bad assumption is how many viruses and worms are spread today. Many document types are inherently unsafe and some types, like Adobe PDF documents, have been exploited by attackers for years. During this session Mike Danseglio, CISSP, a world-renowned security expert, will show you how to protect your systems from the kinds of documents that are being used to mount attacks today. This session isn't just about installing malware filters and scanners. You'll learn first-hand what kind of damage dangerous documents can do to even a well-protected network. Mike shows plenty of methods you should use today to help stop successful attacks.