Chad Seaman

The Mirai botnet: patient 0 to present

Biography
I’m a Senior Security Intelligence & Response Team Engineer for the Akamai SIRT team. My work includes postmortem attack analysis, malware and botnet investigation, mitigation strategies, and intelligence collection.

Talk Abstract
Akamai was responsible for mitigating the worlds largest DDoS attack (at that time, 620/Gbps) against krebsonsecurity.com late in 2016. This talk covers how this lead to the discovery of the Mirai botnet, tactics and techniques used to investigate it, and continuing efforts to do so. It will cover everything from the importance of collaboration and information sharing down to network protocol reverse engineering and botnet monitoring.