Event Title

Sequence Alignment of Malware Data

Student Presenter Information

Daniel Brill, Old Dominion University

Presentation Type

Event

Description/Abstract

Sequence alignment has been used to align DNA sequences to find matching segments of DNA from different specimens. Theses DNA sequences can be used to find similar patterns in DNA, this process can also be used on computer programs to identify when segments of code have been reused. Malware programs are made most of the time from other malware programs or malware templates. We can sequence align the byte information of these decompiled programs to identify them as malware from known samples. Sequence alignment is a time consuming process but when a sequence has been found it can be used to identify malware orders of magnitude faster then the sequence alignment of two whole files.

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Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yaohang Li

Computer Science

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

Start Date

13-2-2016 8:00 AM

End Date

13-2-2016 12:30 PM

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Feb 13th, 8:00 AM Feb 13th, 12:30 PM

Sequence Alignment of Malware Data

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

Sequence alignment has been used to align DNA sequences to find matching segments of DNA from different specimens. Theses DNA sequences can be used to find similar patterns in DNA, this process can also be used on computer programs to identify when segments of code have been reused. Malware programs are made most of the time from other malware programs or malware templates. We can sequence align the byte information of these decompiled programs to identify them as malware from known samples. Sequence alignment is a time consuming process but when a sequence has been found it can be used to identify malware orders of magnitude faster then the sequence alignment of two whole files.