Infragard Jacksonville Members Alliance

Jacksonville, Florida USA

Next Meeting:

Friday, April 28, 2017 11:30am – 1pm

Location: Adecco Staffing

10151 Deerwood Park Boulevard, Building 200, First Floor, Jacksonville, FL, United States

Speaker: Brad Duncan

Brad is a Threat Intelligence Analyst for Palo Alto Networks Unit 42. After 21 years of classified intelligence work for the US Air Force, he transitioned to cyber security in 2010. Brad specializes in network traffic analysis and exploit kit detection. He is also a handler for the Internet Storm Center (ISC) and has posted more than 80 diaries at isc.sans.edu. Brad routinely blogs technical details and analysis of infection traffic at www.malware-traffic-analysis.net.

Topic: Malware Distribution Trends

Criminals send various types of malware through both wide-scale distribution and targeted attacks. Brad’s talk reviews some recent trends he's noticed in malware distribution. Our discussion starts with the prevalence of ransomware in today's cyber threat landscape. From there, Brad examines three distribution methods used by criminals: email, web browsing, social media. Some recent reports of malware involve Internet-connected devices, commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). Brad briefly discusses trends reported in IoT malware during the past year. Brad wraps up his talk by discussing similarities in hacking attacks distributing malware with hacking attacks resulting in data breaches.

InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.  Each InfraGard Members Alliance (IMA) is geographically linked with a FBI Field Office, providing all stakeholders immediate access to experts from law enforcement, industry, academic institutions and other federal, state and local government agencies. By utilizing the talents and expertise of the InfraGard network, information is shared to mitigate threats to our nation’s critical infrastructures and key resources. Collaboration and communication are the keys to protection. Providing timely and accurate information to those responsible for safeguarding our critical infrastructures, even at a local level, is paramount in the fight to protect the United States and its resources.  Join us and help keep our infrastructure safe.

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