On the Hunt for Advanced Attacks? Command & Control Channels are a Good Place to Start

  • Date 07 Jun 2017

On the Hunt for Advanced Attacks? Command & Control Channels are a Good Place to Start

07 Jun 2017, 14:40 - 15:05

Tech Talks


Why are Command and Control (C&C) communications so significant to detecting advanced threats and how should you go about detecting them? We’ll discuss the various pitfalls of the traditional methods of detecting C&C and specifically those currently based on machine learning. Machine Learning must be structured, designed and delivered in exactly the right way to deliver impact for detection of advanced threats. The session will introduce our approach, which has significantly improved both detection rates and efficiency. We’ll discuss several test cases and the lessons we’ve learned over time.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn why Command and Control monitoring is the key to detecting advanced threats    
  2. Uncover pitfalls of the current approaches to C&C detection       
  3. Understand Machine Learning and it's role in detecting malicious activity              
  4. Understand the potential dangers of the wrong machine learning approach         
  5. Learn about the impact a new supervised machine learning approach can have – in both theory and practice



  • Moshe Zioni


    Security Research Manager


    Moshe has worked in the security field, designing secure architectures and providing in-depth security research for almost 15 years. He has worked...

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