Botnets and Cybercrime: What can we do?

Guest lecture by Jens Myrup Pedersen, Aalborg University, Denmark

18:15, December 15, 2015

Daugavgrivas 2, Auditorium 515



Jens Myrup Pedersen is associate professor at Aalborg University, Department of Electrical Engineering, The Faculty of Engineering and Science. His research interests focus on network security and malware detection using machine learning. Moreover he is active in developing and implementing new and innovative teaching methods, e.g., through the coordination of an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership. 



The presentation will introduce fundamentals of cybercrime and botnets, and discuss both technical aspects and the underlying business models. After this introduction we will go through some of the technical countermeasures, and also discuss how the threats can be handled through awareness and understanding of Internet security in all levels of an organisation. Eventually we will look at ongoing research and future challenges.