Technical Tuesday – 11 March 2014 – Virtualization Technologies in Cyberwarfare by Jason Syversen of Siege Technologies

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Virtualization is often talked about in the context of cloud computing, cost savings and enterprise environments. In this talk, Mr. Syversen introduces Intel, AMD and ARM virtualization architectures and describe novel approaches to implementing virtualization technology / hypervisors for offensive and defensive cyber security applications. Case studies are presented for malware detection, reverse engineering, code protection, security testing, stealthy code and other applications.

Presented by: Jason Syversen of Siege Technologies

Jason Syversen is the founder and CEO of Siege Technologies, a computer security/warfare R&D company. Under his leadership the company has grown at an average of 57% annually and currently employs 17 people with offices in three states. In addition to Siege, he is a founding member of two other successful cyber security/warfare technology companies and is an investor and/or advisor for several other firms.

Before founding Siege, he was a program manager in DARPA’s Strategic Technology Office, overseeing a portfolio of 5 programs totaling over $92M in development and 6 partners in addition to 8 seedlings exploring new areas. He has over 16 years of experience in technical and leadership roles for research and development organizations.

His technical focus is offensive and defensive CNO research and wireless exploitation research with specialties in reverse engineering, vulnerability analysis, application of mathematics to CNO and anti-tamper technology.

He is the sole inventor for multiple inventions, on a patent for malware detection and is a co-inventor for several pending patents. He has served as a reviewer for IEEE Security and Privacy and the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.

Mr. Syversen received a BS in Computer Engineering from University of Maine and an MS in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in networking and security from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is a graduate of the BAE SYSTEMS Engineering Leadership Development Program.