Every transaction on the Internet – good or bad – uses the Domain Name System (DNS). In this fast-paced, hands-on workshop, Farsight Security CEO Paul Vixie and Farsight Security CTO Ben April will teach the fundamental investigative techniques and methodology how to use DNS to combat cyberattacks, from phishing to e-crime to nation-state attacks.  This is a rare opportunity to take a “masterclass” from the top experts in their field and learn the proven techniques used by threat hunting teams, from banks to government agencies.

In this masterclass, you'll:
LEARN: How to identify and map malicious infrastructures for different types of attacks, from nation-state to fraud, using DNS
DISCOVER: Popular investigative “pivot” techniques using DNS
UNLOCK: Additional information from common IoCs to advance your investigation
TROUBLESHOOT: Possible roadblocks when using DNS in investigations

Additional Details:
Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center, Tysons Corner, VA
May 1st, 2019 beginning at 12:00pm

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
  1:00 - 3:00 pm Hands-on workshop: Threat Hunting using DNS 
  4:00 - 5:00 pm Executive Presentation by Paul Vixie
  5:00 - 6:00 pm Happy Hour/Cocktails and Networking

Attendees are required to bring their own laptop to use for the workshop. For the workshop, attendees will be given a free DNSDB API Key, which they can use up to 30 days in their own environment. To use the Key, attendees should come to class with DNSDB ScoutTM for Google Chrome Extension or Mozilla Firefox downloaded on their computer.

Seating is limited – first-come, first-serve. Registration must be completed and verified by Wednesday, April 24th, 2019.

About the Presenters

vixiePaul Vixie

Paul Vixie is an Internet pioneer. Currently, he is the Chairman, CEO and cofounder of Farsight Security, Inc. Mr. Vixie was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014 for work related to DNS and anti-spam technologies.  He is the author of open source Internet software including BIND 8, and of many Internet standards documents concerning DNS and DNSSEC. In addition, he founded the first commercial anti-spam company (MAPS, 1996), the first non-profit Internet infrastructure software company (ISC, 1994), and the first neutral and commercial Internet exchange (PAIX, 1991). In 2018, he cofounded SIE Europe UG, a breakthrough European data sharing collective to fight cybercrime. Mr. Vixie earned his Ph.D. from Keio University for work related to DNS and DNSSEC in 2010.

aprilBen April 

Ben April is the Chief Technology Officer at Farsight Security, Inc.  Prior to joining Farsight, Mr. April spent eight years at Trend Micro, where he became the Americas regional manager of the forward-looking threat research team. He has presented to security conferences on five continents, covering topics like Bitcoin, NFC, operational security and infrastructure security. Mr. April has built research systems for collecting and aggregating data, from Whois and the Bitcoin block-chain to the global routing table. His current crusade is to eliminate the technical and policy barriers that impede data-sharing among white-hat security researchers. Mr. April is also a volunteer sysadmin and coder for some trusted-community security projects.