Archived: Menacing Malware: Exposing Threats Lurking in Your Linux-Based Multi-Cloud

On-Demand Webcast|1 Hour

90% of cloud runs on Linux, but current countermeasures are focused on addressing Windows-based threats, leaving multi-cloud deployments vulnerable to attacks. So, is it any wonder that malware is propagating in multi-cloud environments under the radar?

Based on research conducted by VMware's Threat Analysis Unit, this webcast uncovers the unique characteristics of remote access tools (RATs), ransomware, and cryptominers on Linux-based systems and how you can mitigate these threats. You will learn more about:

  • Existing characterization techniques and how to protect against more sophisticated malware
  • Ransomware and cryptominer families that target Linux-based systems following their evolution and cross-pollination
  • How to fight back against these threats with a combination of approaches, policies, and mechanisms



Giovanni Vigna

Sr. Director of Threat Intelligence


Giovanni Vigna is the Sr. Director of Threat Intelligence at VMware. He is also a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California in Santa Barbara (on leave). His research interests include malware analysis, vulnerability assessment, the underground economy, binary analysis, web security, and the applications of machine learning to security problems. Giovanni Vigna is also the founder of the Shellphish hacking group, who has participated in more DEF CON CTF competitions than any other group in history. He is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Fellow.


Brian Baskin

Technical Lead, Threat Analysis Unit


Brian Baskin is a Technical Lead on the VMware Threat Analysis Unit with over 20 years of experience in digital forensics, incident response, and malware analysis. He was previously an analyst for the U.S. Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) where he specialized in investigating network intrusions against military assets and analyzing new malware attack campaigns. As an incident responder, he has managed large-scape responses and investigated many complex attacks. He has authored multiple security books and actively develops open source tools for more efficient malware analysis and incident response.


Bradley Barth

Director of Community Content

CyberRisk Alliance

As director of community content at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for SC Media online conferences and events, as well as video/multimedia projects. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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