[OWASP-Portland] May meeting - Monday 6/18 6 pm @ WebMD - "Machine Learning vs Cryptocoin Miners" presented by Jonn Callahan

Ian Melven ian at newrelic.com
Tue May 29 18:29:06 UTC 2018

This is of course, actually the *JUNE* meerting :)

On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 11:21 AM, Ian Melven <ian.melven at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> The May meeting will be on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 6 pm, hosted by WebMD
> The topic will be "Machine Learning vs Cryptocoin Miners" presented by
> Jonn Callahan
> *Machine Learning vs Cryptocoin Miners Description*: With the advent of
> cryptocurrencies as a prevalent economic entity, attackers have begun
> turning compromised boxes and environments into cash via cryptocoin mining.
> This has given rise for the opportunity to detect compromised environments
> by analyzing network traffic logs for evidence of cryptocoin miners.
> Specifically, I'll be reviewing various ML and statistical analysis
> techniques leveraged against VPC Flow Logs. This talk will not be a deep
> dive of the math involved but instead a general discussion of these
> techniques and why I chose them.
> *Speaker's Bio*: Jonn Callahan is a principal appsec consultant at
> nVisium. Jonn was previously heavily involved in the OWASP DC and NoVA
> chapters. He has been working in appsec for half a decade now, initially
> within the DoD and now commercially with many high-visibility companies.
> Recently, Jonn has been digging into ML to find ways to bridge it and the
> security industry in an intelligent and usable fashion.
> Also, if folks are looking to get more involved in Portland OWASP or help
> out, please get in touch - we have a planning meeting coming up soon and
> are working on this year's Training Day as well as upcoming chapter
> meetings and could always use more help!
> thanks,
> ian
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