Big Data Bellevue Meetup September 2015
Bellevue, WA
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Big Data Bellevue Meetup is a community for anyone interested in Big Data in the Bellevue area.


Malware Detection Using Spark

Sungwook Yoon View Bio

The IT environment is rapidly changing: new technology stacks emerge every year that serve billions of people worldwide. However, many of these new technologies have not been thoroughly tested, and as a result, they have been targeted by malware writers. Target and eBay may just be the tip of the iceberg in terms of massive data breaches. Technology may be advancing at a breakneck pace, but so has the advancement of malware and advanced persistent threats (APT). Given the large number of threat types, signature-based detection is a limited solution. The good news is that big data and automated machine learning technologies are also rapidly advancing. We are now at the start of the new era where big data and machine learning can potentially stop zero-day attacks. In this talk, we will review security software and big data technologies such as Spark that can work together in order to prevent perennial malware attacks.


Sungwook Yoon

Sungwook is a Data Scientist at MapR. Sungwook's data experience includes malware detection algorithms for packet stream analysis, mobile network signaling analysis, social network analysis, job title analysis as well as call center data analysis. Before joining MapR, Sungwook worked as an architect for Seven Networks, a company that delivers device-centric mobile traffic management and analytics for wireless carriers. Previously, Sungwook worked as a Research Scientist at Palo Alto Research Center, where he worked on projects for both DARPA and Xerox. Sungwook's main technical background lies in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. His Artificial Intelligence reserach has been published in top-tier conferences and journals, including AAAI, ICAPS, NIPS, UAI, ICML, JAIR, and JMLR.

Sungwook holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Purdue University,and M.S.and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University.