The darker side of the Internet continues to be largely misunderstood and often ignored by the average online user. For example, a recent BBC article discusses how spammers can make a large amount of money even though they receive very small responses to the typical email. Andre' M. DiMino of the Shadowserver Foundation, joins Phil and Scott to discuss how the organization is trying to both identify issues and work with security agenices to develop strategies against threats.
He reviews the history of Shadowserver and talks about the composition of the group, as well as how Shadowserver operates. He gives some specific examples of security issues and discusses the lack of awareness of the typical enterprise to the problem. He gives an overview about how Shadowserver works with law enforcement agencies and how the foundation is supported.
Andre' M. DiMino is the Co-founder & Director of the Shadowserver Foundation, a non-profit organization that gathers, tracks, and reports on malware, botnet activity, and electronic fraud. He has over 20 years experience in IT operations and computer system management, with his primary focus being on network and data security. His role within Shadowserver involves him in the direct research and analysis of malware and network traffic analysis, botnet research. attacker methods and techniques, and honeypot technology, Andre' also leads and provides overall direction to each segment of the Shadowserver operation.
Before his Shadowserver days, Andre' worked as application engineer, system & network designer/administrator, and corporate consultant. His consulting work focused primarily on penetration testing, detection and defense strategies, network security monitoring, risk assessment, and digital forensics. Andre' holds a BSEE from Fairleigh Dickinson University and the CISSP, GCIH, GREM, and GSEC certifications. He is a member of ISSA and the SANS Advisory board, as well as HTCIA, and FBI Infragard. He has been a speaker and moderator at various security conferences and roundtables.
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