PandaLabs Threat Researcher to Discuss Takedown of Mariposa Botnet at CSI Annual Conference

Sean-Paul Correll will also educate security practitioners on how to protect corporate networks from new and pervasive cyber security threats

Oct 26, 2010, 08:30 ET from Panda Security

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- CSI ANNUAL CONFERENCE -- Sean-Paul Correll, threat researcher from PandaLabs, the malware analysis and detection laboratory for Panda Security, will be speaking later this week at the CSI Annual Conference in the session, "What Companies Can Learn from Mariposa: Avoiding Disaster, Protecting from Cybercrime."

Panda Security joined with Defence Intelligence, the FBI, Spanish Guardia Civil and others this past March to dismantle Mariposa, which was one the largest botnets on record. The botnet affected nearly 13 million computers across the globe, including 50 percent of the Fortune 1000. The effort signaled a major coup for anti-cybercrime efforts and set a standard in global cyber security partnerships between the public and private sectors. In his presentation, Correll will use his first-hand experience from the takedown as a platform to discuss the new and sophisticated tactics cybercriminals are using to gain entry into corporate networks. He will also provide corporate security professionals with a strategic checklist on how to protect their networks from malware and the latest security exploits.

The CSI Annual Conference, taking place in National Harbor, Md. from Oct. 26-29, is dedicated to providing IT security management professionals with real-world solutions to address increasing threat levels, compliance and regulatory issues, budgets and strategic planning. The conference is sponsored by the Computer Security Institute, a leading educational membership organization for information security professionals.

Details for the session are as follows:

Who: Sean-Paul Correll, PandaLabs threat researcher

What: "What Companies Can Learn from Mariposa: Avoiding Disaster, Protecting from Cybercrime"

Where: CSI Annual Conference, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Md.

When: Thursday, Oct. 28 at 4:00 – 4:40 p.m. EDT

About Panda Security

Founded in 1990, Panda Security is the world's leading provider of cloud-based security solutions, with products available in more than 23 languages and millions of users located in 195 countries around the World. Panda Security was the first IT security company to harness the power of cloud computing with its Collective Intelligence technology. This innovative security model can automatically analyze and classify thousands of new malware samples every day, guaranteeing corporate customers and home users the most effective protection against Internet threats with minimum impact on system performance. Panda Security has 56 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in Florida and European headquarters in Spain.

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