About The Speaker
Dr. Michael J. Staggs has more than 20 years of network security experience. His 13 years at the Consolidated Space Operations Center working for Contel, GTE and Lockheed Martin culminated in a Chief Security Engineer position for the Allied Signal/50th Space Wing. Dr. Staggs also spent several years in the commercial IT security world as a consultant, principal engineer and sales engineer for Fortune 500 clients. He is a United States Navy veteran and received his education credentials through studies at several accredited colleges and universities including University of Arizona, Pima and Florida Keys Colleges, University of Phoenix and St Leo’s.

Topic Synopsis: Botnets and Crimeware – The Evolution and Current State of Hacking
as a Criminal Enterprise

Great strides have been made in the last few years in the use of virtual machines for investigative purposes. Unfortunately, the criminal element has adapted to the common use of VMWare in honeypots and other decoy scenarios. We as those responsible for IT security have to adapt as well. This lecture will detail the latest advances in using virtualization to track and trap automated crimeware, botnet propagation and control and the stealthy targeted attack.