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Plaksha Tech Talks #2 | Cyber Attacks: Beating the Bad Guys
What is so worrying about invasion of technology in our social and business lives? What goes behind the scenes when your machines are attacked by a virus? What are some of the gravest cybersecurity threats to our daily lives?

It’s time to hear it from one of the leading cybersecurity experts of our times. Dr. Rajeev Barua, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Maryland, and Founder and CEO of SecondWrite Inc, will be leading our second Plaksha Tech Talk on “Cyber Attacks: Beating the Bad Guys”.

With an exponential increase in cybersecurity concerns, the battle between malware (malicious software) writers and malware detection teams is an arms race that is not letting up. This talk will overview the latest industry trends in malware detection, how malware hides from detection, and how to turn the tables on malware.

Speaker bio:
Dr. Rajeev Barua is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland. He is also the Founder and CEO of SecondWrite Inc, which commercializes binary rewriting technology his research group developed at the university. He received his B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Delhi, and his Ph.D in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000. Dr. Barua's research interests are in the areas of program analysis, cybersecurity, binary rewriters, embedded systems, and computer architecture.

Dr. Barua is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2002, the UMD George Corcoran Award for teaching excellence in 2003, and the UMD Jimmy Lin Award for innovation in 2014. He has published over 60 academic papers and five issued patents. His company, SecondWrite Inc, has raised over $2.4M in funding, including $1.3M in US governments SBIR grants, and the rest from professional private investors.

May 2, 2020 06:30 PM in India

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