Workshop on Rapid Malcode (WORM)

Workshop Program

Held in association with the 13th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS-13)


Friday November 3rd, 2006 at the Johnson Center, George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)


8:30AM-9:00AM Registration

9:00AM-9:10AM Welcome and Introduction, Farnam Jahanian (University of Michigan / Arbor Networks)


9:10AM-10:20AM Session I: Emerging Threats, Chair: Anup Gosh (GMU)


Invited talk: Microsoft’s Global View of the Worm Landscape: Telemetry, Trends, and Learnings

Matthew Braverman, Program Manager, Microsoft Antimalware Team


Search Worms

Niels Provos, Joe McClain and Ke Wang (Google)


A Preliminary Investigation of Worm Infections in a Bluetooth Environment

Jing Su, Kelvin Chan, Andrew Miklas, Kenneth Po, Ali Akhavan, Stefan Saroiu, Eyal de Lara and Ashvin Goel (University of Toronto)


10:20AM-10:50AM Break


10:50AM-12:10PM Session II: Worm Characterization, Chair: Wenke Lee (GATech)


Profiling Self-Propagating Worms via Behavioral  Footprinting

Xuxian Jiang and Dongyan Xu (Purdue University)


Exploiting Temporal Consistency to Reduce False Positives in Host-Based, Collaborative Detection of Worms

David J. Malan and Michael D. Smith (Harvard University)


Internet-Scale Malware Mitigation: Combining Intelligence of the Control and Data Plane

Ying Zhang, Evan Cooke and Z. Morley Mao (University of Michigan)


Cryptographic Hashing for Virus Localization

Giovanni Di Crescenzo and Faramak Vakil (Telcordia Technologies)


12:10PM-1:30PM Lunch


1:30PM-2:30PM Session III: Panel


Panel discussion - Where the worms aren't

Jose Nazario (Arbor Networks), Dan Ellis (MITRE), Nicholas Weaver (ICSI), David Dagon (GA Tech)


2:30PM-3:10PM Session IV: Modeling, Chair: Cliff Zou (UCF)

On the Impact of Dynamic Addressing on Malware Propagation

Moheeb Abu Rajab, Fabian Monrose and Andreas Terzis (Johns Hopkins University)


The Impact of Stochastic Variance on Worm Propagation and Detection

David Nicol (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


3:10PM-3:40PM Break


3:40PM-4:50PM Session IV: Classification and Detection, Chair: Doug Maughan (DHS)


Invited talk: Mobile Phones As a Platform For Malware

Neel Mehta, Team Lead, X-Force Advanced Research & Development, ISS


Signature Metrics for Accurate and Automated Worm Detection

Prem Gopalan (Mazu Networks), Kyle Jamieson (MIT), Panayiotis Mavrommatis (MIT) and Massimiliano Poletto (Mazu Networks)


Tracking x86 Metamorphic Malware to the Code Substitution Module of Its Engine

Mohamed Chouchane and Arun Lakhotia (University of Louisiana at Lafayette )



For conference and hotel registration please see CCS website.

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