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Android Malware and Analysis by Tim Strazzere, Jose Andre Morales, Manu Quintans, Shane Hartman, Ken Dunham

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Ken Dunham has nearly two decades
of experience on the front lines of infor-
mation security. He currently works as a
principal incident intelligence engineer
for iSIGHT Partners and as CEO of the
nonprot Rampart Research. Dunham
regularly briefs top-level executives and
ocials in Fortune 500 companies and
manages major newsworthy incidents
globally. Formerly, he led training eorts
as a contractor for the U.S. Air Force for
U-2 reconnaissance, Warthog Fighter,
and Predator (UAV) programs. Concurrently, he also authored top Web
sites and freeware antiviruses and other software, and has taught at mul-
tiple levels on a diverse range of topics. Dunham is the author of multiple
books, is a regular columnist, and has authored thousands of incident and
threat reports over the past two decades. He holds a master’s of teacher
education and several certications: CISSP, GCFA Gold (forensics),
GCIH Gold (Honors) (incident handling), GSEC (network security),
GREM Gold (reverse engineering), and GCIA (intrusion detection).
He is also the founder and former president of Idaho InfraGard and
Boise ISSA, is a member of multiple security organizations globally, and
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a former Wildlist Organization reporter. In 2014, Dunham was awarded
the esteemed ISSA International Distinguished Fellow status. Dunham
is also the founder of the nonprot organization Rampart Research,
which meets the needs of over 1,000 cybersecurity experts globally.
Shane Hartman, CISSP, GREM, is a
malware engineer at iSIGHT Partners,
focusing on the analysis and character-
istics of malicious code. He has been in
the information technology eld for 20
years covering a wide variety of areas
including network engineering and
security. He is also a frequent speaker at
local security events and teaches secu-
rity courses at the University of South
Florida. Hartman holds a master’s degree in digital forensics from the
University of Central Florida.
Jose Morales has been a researcher in
cybersecurity since 1998, focusing on
behavior-based malware analysis and
detection and suspicion assessment
theory and implementation. He gradu-
ated with his Ph.D. in computer sci-
ence in 2008 from Florida International
University and completed a postdoctoral
fellowship at the Institute for Cyber
Security at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is a senior mem-
ber of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and IEEE.
Manu Quintans is a malware researcher
linked from many years ago to the mal-
ware scene, as a collaborator with groups
such Hacktimes.com and Malware
Intelligence, developing expertise and
disciplines related to malware research
and response. He currently works as an
intelligence manager for a Big4, per-
forming campaign tracking of malware
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and supporting incidence response teams in the Middle East. He also
chairs a nonprot organization called mlw.rededicated to the study
of new online threats to assist organizations and computer emergency
response teams (CERTs) combating such threats.
Tim Strazzere is a lead research and response
engineer at Lookout Mobile Security. Along
with writing security software, he specializes
in reverse engineering and malware analysis.
Some interesting past projects include revers-
ing the Android Market protocol, Dalvik
decompilers, and memory manipulation on
mobile devices. Past speaking engagements
have included DEFCON, BlackHat, SyScan,
HiTCON, and EICAR.

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