How to increase cybercrime: stop cooperating with each other

Dennis Batchelder & Hong Jia, AppEsteem

The Dynamic Security Ecosystem only works when the ecosystem works together, and we have data to prove it. We will show how cybercrime increases when AVs do not work together, and how cybercrime collapses when the security ecosystem is coordinated. Our data is based on tracking what happened to hundreds of unwanted software apps in the wild. We will present the story of successful and failed campaigns, and also show our calculation of the “tipping point” of what it seems take to drive a cybercriminal to call it quits.

Dennis Batchelder

Dennis Batchelder is the President of AppEsteem Corporation, where he’s busy eradicating unwanted and deceptive software while helping the software monetization industry thrive. He spent eight years at Microsoft, where he led their antimalware efforts. Prior to Microsoft, Dennis was Senior Vice President at Computer Associates, which he joined after founding, running, and selling them a network security product company. Dennis lives in Seattle, Washington and is the author of the Soul Identity novels.

Hong Jia

Hong Jia is chief Research Officer at AppEsteem Corp. She leads application certification review and deceptor application hunting teams. She worked for fifteen years at Microsoft, where she led the antimalware research labs in the US, Canada, and China and drove the relationships between Microsoft’s antimalware teams and the China security companies. She is also one of the founders of ThreatBook Labs, where she ran research and response teams.
Hong’s got a Masters in EE from Tsinghua University, China.

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