Birmingham, AL and Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 25, 2013
Malcovery,® aleader in delivering actionable intelligence that can be applied to neutralize the threats and actions by cyber criminals in the areas of phishing, spam and malware, today announced that Gary Warner, Malcovery CTO, will be a featured speaker at the Canadian Financial Institution’s Computer Incident Response Team 10th Annual CFI-CIRT Professional Development Day. The conference will be held March 26, 2013 at The Carlu in Toronto.
Malcovery was spun out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), based on the research and technology development led by Mr. Warner.
Copies of Mr. Warner's presentation will be available on the Malcovery web site, http://info.malcovery.com/phishing-prevention at the conclusion of the presentation.
Mr. Warner’s presentation will discuss how traditional phishing response in the past has been limited to the game of ‘Whack-A-Mole,’ where phishers make new websites, banks report those to ‘take down’ companies, who then try to shut the site down before very many customers lose their credentials to criminals. Last year the team that Mr. Warner led reviewed and analyzed more than 250,000 confirmed phishing sites for more than 300 financial institutions. He will discuss how his patented technology, now licensed exclusively by Malcovery Security, can automatically identify phishing sites from URL streams and then, based on its core ‘big data analytics,’ can prioritize the threats and target the appropriate response or countermeasure to scale in response to the threats.
About Gary Warner
Gary Warner serves as the Director of Research in Computer Forensics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and as the Chief Technologist at Malcovery Security. At UAB he focuses the attention and resources of the Computer Science and Justice Sciences Departments on the problems faced by CyberCrime Investigators in Law Enforcement and elsewhere, while at Malcovery Security he is responsible for the technical direction and product vision efforts for Malcovery’s commercial offerings in Phishing, Spam, and Malware Intelligence. With a 20-year career in Information Technology, Warner has served as IT Director for a publicly traded Energy company for nine years prior to arriving at UAB. For the past six years he has been active in the FBI's InfraGard program, and has served as local chapter President, SouthEast Regional Coordinator, and on the National Board. He has also served on the national board of the Energy ISAC. He currently serves as a Microsoft Security MVP, and has been recognized by FBI Director Robert Mueller for "Exceptional Service in the Public Interest" and received the IC3 and NCFTA's Partnership Award "In recognition of his outstanding support in the ongoing battle against cybercrime." In 2006 he received the "Outstanding Alumni Award" from his alma mater, the UAB School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
About Malcovery® Security
Malcovery Security is a leading provider of actionable cyber security intelligence and forensic analysis, delivered through software and services that target cyber criminals and their activities. The company's patented and patent pending technology provides the ability to identify the ‘root sources’ of cybercrime attacks (servers, perpetrators, locations, etc.), delivering rich intelligence information about cross-brand attacks and targeted attacks, as well as advanced notification of emerging e-mail-based threats.
Unlike services that serve as a response to these attacks today--services that simply address the symptoms, but cannot provide the intelligence to actually stop the cybercriminal--Malcovery Security’s solutions provide the unique intelligence required to respond effectively to attacks on customers’ brands, to disrupt phishing activities and successfully prosecute cybercriminals.
Malcovery Security is based on technologies developed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) The Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research (CIA|JFR) and is based in Pittsburgh, PA. and Birmingham, AL.
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