National Webcast Initiative
Botnets and Zombies: Securing Your Organization Against an Evolving Threat
Thursday, August 9th
2:00pm -- 3:00pm (Eastern)
Senior Threat Researcher
Why this Session Is Important to You:
The fourth webcast in the 2012 National Webcast series was held on August 9th with a featured presentation on Botnets and Zombies: Securing Your Organization Against an Evolving Threat
Over 1,100 individuals representing 6 countries, 50 states, DC, and 1 U.S. Territories registered for this event. Opening remarks were provided by Mr. Thomas Duffy, Executive Director of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, followed by Beth Jones, Senior Threat Researcher at Sophos.
A botnet, short for robot network, is an aggregation of computers compromised by bots that are connected to a central "controller." The compromised computers are often referred to as "zombies." Botnet controllers are often controlled from chat rooms, and can be linked together to form even larger botnets. They are a growing source for staging denial of service attacks, identity theft, phishing attacks and SPAM mail relay services. Defending your network against this malware is not a trivial exercise, but some simple truths can make the challenge manageable.
This presentation provided an overview of the threat, using specific examples of relatively known botnet attacks, offered tips to help you recognize when your systems may have been compromised, and provided guidance about how to make your network defenses more effective.
Format of Webcast:
This session featured an interactive Powerpoint presentation accompanied by audio.
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