The Worm Problem: Darkness Ahead, but any Light?

Jose Nazario, Ann Arbor, MI
Presented at Toorcon, San Diego, CA, September 25, 2004

This talk will provide a description of the worm problem, including some history and trend analysis along with analysis of a few recent worms. Furthermore, some current analysis of trends in blended threats will be discussed. Emerging methods from academic and research organizations in tracking and characterising new worms will be presented.