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CERIAS Security Seminar: Enhancing Cybersecurity via Lessons Learned from the Evolution of Malware

The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security
January 24, 2024
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM


Solomon Sonya
Purdue University

Abstract: Exploitations in cybersecurity continue to increase in sophistication and prevalence.  The purpose of this talk is to discuss how the evolution of malware has led to increased exploitation and then discuss ways to enhance the cybersecurity paradigm.


Solomon Sonya (@0xSolomonSonya) is a Computer Science Graduate Student at Purdue University.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Master's Degrees in Computer Science, Information Systems Engineering, and Operational Art and Strategy. Solomon routinely develops new cyber security tools and presents his research, leads workshops, and delivers keynote addresses at cyber security conferences around the world.   

Prior to attending Purdue, Solomon was a Distinguished Computer Science Instructor at the United States Air Force Academy and Research Scholar at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.   

Solomon's previous keynote and conference engagements include: DEFCON and BlackHat USA in Las Vegas, NV, SecTor Canada, Hack in Paris and LeHack, France, HackCon Norway, ICSIS – Toronto, ICORES Italy, BruCon Belgium, CyberCentral – Prague and Slovakia, Hack.Lu Luxembourg, Shmoocon DC, BotConf - France, CyberSecuritySummit Texas, SANS Digital Forensics Summit, DerbyCon Kentucky, SkyDogCon Tennessee, HackerHalted Georgia, Day-Con Ohio, TakeDownCon Connecticut, Maryland, and Alabama, and AFCEA – Colorado Springs and Indianapolis.


The weekly security seminar has been held every semester since spring of 1992. We invite personnel at Purdue and visitors from outside to present on topics of particular interest to them in the areas of computer and network security, computer crime investigation, information warfare, information ethics, public policy for computing and security, the computing "underground," and other related topics. More info

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