Assistant Professor, CrySyS Lab / BME-HIT
Dr. Boldizsár Bencsáth received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in 2000 and 2009, respectively. He also earned the M.Sc. degree in economics from the Budapest University of Economics. From 1999, he is member of the Laboratory of Cryptography and Systems Security (CrySyS). His research interests are in network security, including DoS attacks, spam, malware, botnets, and virtualization. Among other things, Boldizsár runs his own company Data Contact Ltd., and participates in a number of consulting projects in the field of ethical hacking, security design and forensics. Boldizsár led the team in the CrySyS lab that investigated the Duqu malware and also participated in the research of the Flame malware. Besides research, since 2006 he is responsible for the financial management of the Department of Telecommunications at BME, and he has also experience in the financial leading - organizing of EU and national projects.
Technical analysis and information sharing in the handling of high-profile targeted attacks
In my talk, first I will disclose some steps and interesting piece of the technical progress of investigations of Duqu and Flame at our lab. In addtition, I will give some insight into the issues of working with such high-profile threats, as management issues take considerable resources from the handling of the threat. I will try to identify what type of abilities, processes, knowledge and resources are needed to perform the task, and what other conditions are neccesary from the work environment.