Thursday, February 12, 2015

Guest Speaker: Brendan Dolan-Gavitt - 02/13/2015 Meeting

Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, a systems security researcher at Columbia University, will be a guest speaker at our meeting this week. Brendan is an expert in memory forensics and reverse engineering, so this will be a very interesting talk!

He will provide an introduction to PANDA, the Platform for Architecture-Neutral Dynamic Analysis. Built to make reverse engineering more efficient, PANDA includes support for LLVM analyses, deterministic record/replay, dynamic taint analysis, Android emulation, and a flexible plugin architecture. To demonstrate PANDA's capabilities, he will show how it can be used to break Spotify DRM and help build a key generator for Starcraft. Finally, he will discuss recent improvements to PANDA's taint system and introspection capabilities, and provide a look at the road ahead.

Hope to see you all tomorrow!

WHEN: Friday 5pm, February 12th