Kaspersky Lab hosted a Security Conference,‘Palaeontology of Cybersecurity Conference’ as part of the INTERPOL World Congress 2017 in Suntec City, Singapore. The conference aims to shed light on how private and public cybersecurity experts work together to collect malware artefacts, map and analyze attacks, and find the trail of the hackers responsible for the most sophisticated cyber campaigns around the world.
“As exciting as it sounds, researchers who hunt the hackers, responsible for the most stealthy and most successful attacks against consumers, businesses and even governments around the world can be compared to palaeontologists. While palaeontologists dig the remains of dinosaurs and relics from ancient civilizations and then determine which pieces are connected and which are not, Kaspersky Lab experts investigate attacks by gathering samples after samples of malware which are then analyzed, compared and shared with other cyber-palaeontologists to further uncover and understand a massive cyberattack,” said Vitaly Kamluk, Director, Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT), APAC.
INTERPOL World Congress 2017 is the second edition of the global exhibition and congress platform hosted by the world’s largest police organization, aimed at developing mutually beneficial collaborations, information sharing, innovations and solutions in response to security threats. Kaspersky Lab participated in the event along with other market leaders in IT security as well as professionals and members of the cybersecurity community.
The three-day cybersecurity conference highlighted Kaspersky Lab’s overview on the current state of cybersecurity globally and in Asia Pacific (APAC), which was presented by its founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky and members of Global Research & Analysis Team, APAC.
Thorough discussions about Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and the recent massive cyberattacks in the region such as the WannaCry ransomware were also a part of the agenda.
“We’ve always believed that public-private cooperation is crucial in fighting cybercrime worldwide. As a private company, we are proud to collaborate with the authorities of many countries and international law enforcement agencies and our participation in the INTERPOL’s congress demonstrates our principle of cooperation with the IT security industry. What we are about to share in today’s conference would provide extremely relevant and valuable insights towards cybercrime investigation and resolution that would greatly benefit the cybersecurity community in the region,” says Stephan Neumeier, Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab Asia Pacific.
Elite members of Kaspersky Lab’s GReATdelved into the concept of palaeontology in cyberspace how analyzing trails and traces of cyberattacks and the use of digital forensics come into play in finding the truth about cybercrimes. A first-of-its-kind digital forensics tool was unveiled for the first time at the conference that is seen to become a game-changer in today’s cybercrime investigation procedure.
Some notable case studies on large-scale APTs that figured prominently in APAC were also shared during the conference to reveal the tools, techniques, and capabilities used by the APT actors in carrying out the attacks. Not to be missed was the presentation on the evolution of technical surveillance from traditional to online and how 5G mobile technology will accelerate cyber threats.
In a bid to intensify its fight against cybercriminals, Kaspersky Lab teamed up with the INTERPOL in 2014. For the past three years, the partnership of the two entities involved working together to conduct cybersecurity investigations and share cybersecurity intelligence within the cybersecurity community on an international level.
The partnership is well aligned with Kaspersky Lab’s mission of saving the world from cyber threats. As online threats scale and sophistication of cyber attacks continue, the global cybersecurity is committed to link up with local and global law enforcement bodies to effectively combat cybercrime.
Kaspersky Lab and the INTERPOL have collaborated in unmasking several massive cyberattacks like the Tyupkin ATM malware in October 2014 and the Carbanak bank heist in February 2015.