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What Anti-Virus Software Doesn't See

Contact: Bob Howe
(212) 636-6538
howe@fordham.edu


New York—Since 2007, the ZeuS Trojan has infected almost 4 million computers in the United States alone. It can collect data on forms and documents, take screen shots, steal passwords and give remote access to the host computer. Financial losses due to the ZeuS Trojan are estimated at up to $60 million. What’s really worrisome, however, is that ZeuS can change its signature and avoid detection by current antivirus solutions. According to Deloitte & Touch LLP principal, and ICCS 2012 speaker, Rich Baich, there are at least 26 known variants of the ZeuS Trojan, but there may actually be hundreds that haven’t yet been identified.

The third annual International Conference on Cyber Security: A White Hat Summit (ICCS 2012), a joint effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Fordham University, brings together global leaders from law enforcement, industry and academia at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus from January 9 through 12, 2012. ICCS 2012 will be an unparalleled opportunity for a first-hand look at critical intelligence on cyber crime and security—including details of real life operations. The conference will include three days of lectures, panel discussions, sponsor presentations, exhibitions and exceptional networking opportunities.

Among the experts presenting at ICCS will be:

• Howard A. Schmidt, special assistant to the president and cybersecurity coordinator: keynote address;
• General Keith B. Alexander, commander, U.S. Cyber Command, director, National Security Agency/Central Security Service, will deliver the special keynote address;
• Thomas Ryan, co-founder and managing partner, Provide Security: When Hackers Attack: Protecting Your Online Identity;
• Giovanni DiCrescenzo, Telcordia Technologies: Private Information and Cryptography – How private is it?;
• Angelos Stavrou, professor of computer science, George Mason University: Smart & Mobile Devices in Foreign Wars: Locking Down Linux, Software Apps, and Communications;
• See the ICCS program for more details: http://www.iccs.fordham.edu/program/2012-program-schedule

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in Westchester, the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom.
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