Our next tech talk is coming up later this month. This time around, Professor Danfeng (Daphne) Yao of the Virginia Tech CS department will be presenting on Practical Private Data-Loss Prevention.
Here is a short summary of what she will be discussing:
One of the goals of stealthy malware is usually to steal sensitive personal or organizational data out of the compromised hosts. To prevent such data loss, complementary technologies may be deployed on the host side and at the network side. Virtually all existing solutions that are based on inspecting outbound network traffic have two shortcomings: lack of scalability and privacy.
We describe a new data-loss prevention technique that allows the scalable and privacy-preserving traffic inspection through the use of a special digest mechanism. Our digests, built based on Rabin fingerprints, enable us to compare and analyze data without revealing them, thus preserving data privacy. Our comparison algorithm can tolerate slight differences between two inputs, thus making our data-loss detection more robust against disturbance with low false alarms.
Come to the Rackspace office and enjoy a great talk and food. I look forward to seeing you there!
Where: Rackspace, 751 University City Blvd
When: March 31st, 6:00pm
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter (@brianhartsock). Look for more posts about upcoming talks over the next few months.
Brian started at Rackspace in 2007 as part of the Webmail.us aquisition. Throughout his time at Rackspace and Webmail.us, he has worked in a variety of roles within engineering.
Starting as a part-time software developer while in college at Virginia Tech, he is now a software development manager. Most recently, Brian and his teams have worked on the Email & Apps Control Panel. Read More>>
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