Catalin Cosoi

Chief Security Strategist, Bitdefender

Alexandru Catalin Cosoi is Bitdefender’s Chief Security Strategist, tasked with energizing and publicizing the company’s technological progress.

Catalin specializes in pattern extraction and recognition technologies, with an accent on neural networks and clustering algorithms. His technical achievements have so far materialized in four granted patents and a series of classification technologies being implemented mostly in Bitdefender software. As a consequence of his interests, he is also pursuing a PhD in natural language processing.

He lists his professional goals as “gaining a Nobel prize and achieving clinical immortality”, is married and lives in Bucharest, Romania at the rare times when his job isn’t sending him around the globe.

Presentation: A look into Bullet Proof Hosting

Bullet Proof Hosting is a concept that describes the services that hackers use to host their Command and Control Servers.

The service provides anonymity and high availability.

We’ll take a deep, technical look into how Cryptolocker used such an infrastructure to communicate with its victims.

Presentation @DefCamp 2014