Proposal / Submission Type

Peer Reviewed Paper

Location

Daytona Beach, Florida

Start Date

24-5-2016 1:00 PM

Abstract

This paper focuses on the anticipatory enhancement of methods of detecting stealth software. Cyber security detection tools are insufficiently powerful to reveal the most recent cyber-attacks which use malware. In this paper, we will present first an idea of the highest stealth malware, as this is the most complicated scenario for detection because it combines both existing anti-forensic techniques together with their potential improvements. Second, we will present new detection methods which are resilient to this hidden prototype. To help solve this detection challenge, we have analyzed Windows’ memory content using a new method of Shannon Entropy calculation; methods of digital photogrammetry; the Zipf–Mandelbrot law, as well as by disassembling the memory content and analyzing the output. Finally, we present an idea and architecture of the software tool, which uses CUDA-enabled GPU hardware, to speed-up memory forensics. All three ideas are currently a work in progress.

Keywords: rootkit detection, anti-forensics, memory analysis, scattered fragments, anticipatory enhancement, CUDA.

 
May 24th, 1:00 PM

Acceleration of Statistical Detection of Zero-day Malware in the Memory Dump Using CUDA-enabled GPU Hardware

Daytona Beach, Florida

This paper focuses on the anticipatory enhancement of methods of detecting stealth software. Cyber security detection tools are insufficiently powerful to reveal the most recent cyber-attacks which use malware. In this paper, we will present first an idea of the highest stealth malware, as this is the most complicated scenario for detection because it combines both existing anti-forensic techniques together with their potential improvements. Second, we will present new detection methods which are resilient to this hidden prototype. To help solve this detection challenge, we have analyzed Windows’ memory content using a new method of Shannon Entropy calculation; methods of digital photogrammetry; the Zipf–Mandelbrot law, as well as by disassembling the memory content and analyzing the output. Finally, we present an idea and architecture of the software tool, which uses CUDA-enabled GPU hardware, to speed-up memory forensics. All three ideas are currently a work in progress.

Keywords: rootkit detection, anti-forensics, memory analysis, scattered fragments, anticipatory enhancement, CUDA.