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Endgame Researchers Lead a Staggering 12 Talks at 2018 BSides, Black Hat, DEF CON and Diana Initiative Conferences in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, July 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Endgame, the first endpoint protection platform to deliver the stopping power of a world class SOC in a single agent, today announced its schedule for the upcoming 2018 Black Hat and DEF CON 26 conferences as well as BSides LV and The Diana Initiative, from Aug. 4-12. Researchers will be presenting on a variety of topics to expand the community with education and collaboration to reduce the skills crisis.

Endgame is one of the founding organizers of the inaugural AI Village at DEF CON 26, a place where experts in artificial intelligence (AI) and security can come together to learn and discuss the use, and misuse, of artificial intelligence in traditional security. Researchers from several organizations in the AI and cybersecurity community have come together to create this hacking village to cut through the marketing hype around AI and have real discussions about how to use it safely. The village will include several educational talks and panels to demystify machine learning so security practitioners can use and understand AI tools to thwart sophisticated adversaries.

"Participating in these conferences is about more than deep dives on technical exploits and threats; it's about adding to the community," said Andrea Little Limbago, chief social scientist at Endgame. "As the cybersecurity industry faces more innovative and varied threats, it needs to embrace a more diverse approach to innovation and the workforce so that we can have every resource at our disposal."

The following is a schedule of talks and panels from Endgame experts throughout the week:

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BSides LV—Stop and Step Away from the Data: Rapid Anomaly Detection via Ransom Note File Classification
   
  • Presented by Mark Mager, senior malware researcher
  • Tuesday August 7, 3:00 p.m. PT, Tuscany Suites
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BSides LV—Sight beyond sight: Detecting phishing with computer vision
   
  • Presented by Daniel Grant, data scientist
  • Tuesday August 7, 5:00 p.m. PT, Tuscany Suites
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Black Hat—Finding Xori: Malware Analysis Triage with Automated Disassembly
   
  • Presented by Amanda Rousseau, senior malware researcher and Richard Seymour, senior data scientist
  • Wednesday, Aug. 8 at10:30 a.m. PT in South Seas CDF, Mandalay Bay
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BSides LV—Increasing Retention Capacity
   
  • Presented by Andrea Little Limbago, chief social scientist
  • Wednesday August 8, 11:00 a.m. PT, Tuscany Suites
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BSides LV—Who Maed Dis; A Beginners Guide to Malware Provenance Based on Compiler Type
   
  • Presented by Lucien Brule, malware research intern
  • Wednesday August 8, 2:00 p.m. PT, Tuscany Suites
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Black Hat—Kernel Mode Threats and Practical Defenses
   
  • Presented by Joe Desimone, senior malware researcher and Gabriel Landau, principal software engineer
  • Thursday, Aug. 9 at 9:45 a.m. PT in South Seas ABE, Mandalay Bay
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The Diana Initiative—Yes You Can: An interactive discussion on CFP submissions and presenting at cons
   
  • Presented by Andrea Little Limbago, chief social scientist
  • Thursday, Aug. 9, 1:30 p.m. PT, Forum Tower Duplex Suite, Caesars Palace
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DEF CON—Finding Xori: Malware Analysis Triage with Automated Disassembly
   
  • Presented by Amanda Rousseau, senior malware researcher and Richard Seymour, senior data scientist
  • Friday, Aug. 10 at 1:00 p.m. PT on the Promenade Level, Caesars Palace
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DEF CON:AI Village—Adversarial Patching
   
  • Presented by Sven Cattell, data scientist
  • Friday, Aug. 10 at 10:20 p.m. PT in Caesars Palace
  • 
DEF CON:AI Village—Stop and Step Away from the Data: Rapid Anomaly Detection via Ransom Note File Classification
   
  • Presented by Mark Mager, senior malware researcher
  • Friday, Aug. 10 at 10:40 p.m. PT in Caesars Palace
 
DEF CON:AI Village—Panel: Offensive Machine Learning
   
  • Including by Bobby Filar, principal data scientist
  • Friday, Aug. 10 at 1:00 p.m. PT in Caesars Palace
  DEF CON:AI Village—Panel: Machine Learning and Malware Analysis
   
  • Including by Hyrum Anderson, technical director of data science, and Amanda Rousseau, senior malware researcher
  • Saturday, Aug. 11 at 2:30 p.m. PT in Caesars Palace

There will also be "arsenal-style" exhibits at the AI Village at DEF CON 26 including Endgame's EMBER, an open source malware classifier and dataset that filled a big gap in open source data for innovation in AI-based security. With this dataset, researchers can now quantify the effectiveness of new machine learning techniques against a well-defined and openly available benchmark.

Live demonstrations of the Endgame platform processing 100,000 endpoints at 260 million events per second, will run at the Endgame booth at Black Hat #1328 in the Business Hall in Shoreline throughout the conference. You will also be able to meet with the researchers and executives behind recent Endgame innovations. Schedule an onsite demo or meeting here.

About Endgame
Endgame's converged endpoint security platform is transforming security programs - their people, processes and technology - with the most powerful endpoint protection and simplest user experience, ensuring analysts of any skill level can stop targeted attacks before information theft. Endgame unifies prevention, detection, and threat hunting to stop known and unknown attacker behaviors at scale with a single agent. For more information, visit www.endgame.com and follow us on Twitter @EndgameInc.

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Highwire PR for Endgame
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