Patrick Wardle

Director of Research, Synack (USA)

Paper Title

Let's Play Doctor: Practical OS X Malware Detection & Analysis


“I think my Mac has a virus” what? When a Windows PC gets infected there are established diagnostic procedures to uncover and analyze the malware. Not so, on OS X. This talk will discuss OS X-specific tools and techniques that can uncover infections as well as secrets of Mac malware. So come watch as malware is dissected and learn how new tools can lead to proficient OS X malware analysis!

Speaker Bio

Patrick Wardle is the Director of Research at Synack, where he leads cyber R&D efforts. Having worked at NASA, the NSA, and Vulnerability Research Labs (VRL), he is intimately familiar with aliens, spies, and talking nerdy. Currently, Patrick’s focus is on vulnerability discovery, and the emerging threats of OS X malware. He has presented as conferences such as CanSecW, DefCon, BlackHat, VirusBulletin, Infiltrate, RSA, the US CyberCrime Conference and EkoParty. In his personal time, Patrick collects OS X malware and writes OS X security tools. Both can be found on his personal website

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