Ransomware: a correlation between infection vectors and victims
Doina CosovanSecurity Scorecard
Doina spent five years as a malware researcher at Bitdefender, learning about malware and security. During that period, she reverse engineered, analysed, added detection for malware and collaborated with the communications team to publish over 50 blog posts about her findings on Hot for Security and Bitdefender Labs. Doina is now a malware researcher at Security Scorecard, a global cybersecurity ratings firm that continuously monitors the security posture of millions of companies. Her role is focused on implementing proof of concepts and creating ways of non-intrusively gathering malware-related signals. She researches cybersecurity topics like malware packers, command-and-control communication protocols, analysis of malware families, web injects, adware, and machine learning for malware detection. Doina is a frequent speaker at cyber industry conferences like Virus Bulletin, CARO and AVAR. She has also published papers in the Journal of Computer Virology and Hacking Techniques and International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks.
Cătălin LițăSecurity Scorecard
Cătălin Valeriu Liță received a Bachelor's degree in computer science from the Technical University Gheorghe Asachi, Romania, Iasi, Faculty of Automatics and Computer Science. He has a Master's degree in information security from the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Faculty of Computer Science, a Master's degree in business administration from the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Faculty of Computer Science. He has presented at CARO and Virus Bulletin conferences. Prior to joining Security Scorecard he worked for nine years in Bitdefender's anti-malware team.
Jue MoSecurity Scorecard
Jue Mo earned a Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Florida. She entered the data science world to explore her passion for pattern recognition and statistical analysis. She joined Security Scorecard in 2016 as a data scientist. Her role is focused on evaluating data accuracy/quality and building risk models on security observations.
Ryan SherstobitoffSecurity Scorecard
Ryan specializes in threat intelligence in the Asia Pacific Region, where he conducts cutting-edge research into new adversarial techniques and adapts those to better monitor the threat landscape. He formerly led intelligence teams at McAfee, where he managed the US strategic response for new and emerging threats. Ryan is widely recognized as a security & cloud computing expert throughout the country.