LAS VEGAS, July 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BLACK HAT USA -- Lastline, the leader in advanced network-based malware protection, announced today that CEO Dr. Christopher Kruegel will deliver a presentation at Black Hat USA on malware detection techniques for devices typically overlooked by existing tools. “Protecting Your Entire Enterprise: Malware Analysis for Non-Windows Operating Systems” highlights the challenges of performing deep analysis of MacOS X applications, the power of static analysis in the context of Android apps, and mechanisms to comprehensively inspect JavaScript and detect browser exploits. The presentation will take place Wednesday, July 26 at 3:45pm in Lastline booth #766.

“It’s well known that dynamic analysis or ‘sandboxing’ is the method of choice to detect previously unknown malware programs,” said Christopher Kruegel, CEO, Lastline. “However, most sandboxes are limited in that they can only examine Windows programs and documents, such as Microsoft Office and Adobe PDF files, or offer much less sophisticated capabilities than they do for Windows artifacts. This leaves users of other devices exposed to increasing malware attacks.”

According to Dark Reading, malware targeting MacOS systems increased by nearly 250 percent in Q4 2016, emphasizing the growing risk to non-Windows systems. And an article on The Verge reported that in Q4 2016 over 350 million android devices were sold worldwide, representing over 80 percent of the smartphone market, and another huge cybercrime target that is largely ignored by dynamic malware analysis tools.

Dr. Kruegel’s co-founders at Lastline will also be delivering presentations on their latest investigations and research at Black Hat USA:

  • Co-founder and Chief Architect, Dr. Engin Kirda, will present “Artificial Intelligence in Detecting Attacks: Reality or Just Buzz?” He will explain how artificial intelligence and machine learning are typically used in security products today, and common misconceptions and pitfalls. Dr. Kirda’s presentation will be held Wednesday, July 26 at 2:15pm.
  • Co-founder and CTO, Dr. Giovanni Vigna, will present “Dealing with Malware That’s Packin' Heat: Challenges and Solutions,” which will discuss how packing used by malware applications has evolved from simple obfuscators, to emulator-resistant tools, to sandbox-evading systems. Dr. Vigna’s presentation will be held Wednesday, July 26 at 6:00pm.

For more information, or to schedule a meeting with Drs. Kruegel, Vigna, or Kirda, please contact Lastline at

About Black Hat USA
Now in its 20th year, Black Hat is the world’s leading information security event, providing attendees with the very latest in research, development and trends. Black Hat USA 2017 kicks off with four days of technical Trainings (July 22-25) followed by the two-day main conference (July 26-27) featuring Briefings, Arsenal, Business Hall, and more.

About Lastline
Lastline provides breach protection products that are innovating the way companies defend against advanced malware. We deliver the visibility, context, analysis, and integrations enterprise security teams need to quickly and completely eradicate malware-based threats before a damaging and costly data breach occurs. Headquartered in Redwood City, California with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia, Lastline’s technology is used by Global 5000 enterprises, is offered directly and through resellers and security service providers, and is integrated into leading third-party security technologies worldwide.

Media Contact:
Noe Sacoco for Lastline
(408) 340-8130