Posted by Helen Martin on Jun 1, 2016
Financial pressure can be a proactive and potentially very effective tool in making our computer ecosystems safer: making attackers spend real money before they can deploy malware is an effective deterrent.
In his VB2015 paper, Igor Muttik analyses and gives examples of technologies (certificates, credentials, etc.) that can be used to de-incentivize bad behaviours in several ecosystems.
In his paper, Igor show how, by cleverly employing various trust metrics and technologies such as digital signing, watermarking, and public-key infrastructure in strategically selected places, we can encourage good behaviours and punish bad ones.
Together with Jorge Blasco (London City University) and Markus Roggenbach (Swansea University), Igor is also on the VB2016 programme, where he and his co-authors will present a paper on wild Android collusions. If you register for VB2016 before the end of this month, you will receive a 10% discount.