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Virtual Android Malware Detection and Analysis (VAMDA)

Andrew Pyles - MITRE

Mar 11, 2015

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Mobile application vetting is pivotal to preserve the integrity of mobile platforms. Existing frameworks typically rely on virtual environments which are easily detected by malware. Advanced malware can avoid detection within existing vetting processes by limiting its functionality within the virtual environment.
Virtual Android Malware Detection and Analysis (VAMDA) is a multi-tiered malware analysis platform with extensive detection and analysis capabilities. Malware is analyzed within a modified emulator, a virtualized ARM environment and instrumented physical phone. VAMDA utilizes extensive logging capabilities and can be used for automatic report generation based upon a set of observable metrics as well as an extensible tool for Mobile security analysts.

About the Speaker

Andrew Pyles is a Cyber Security researcher at The MITRE Corporation specializing in Mobile security. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary and BS in Computer Science from The Ohio State University. He holds a patent based on his dissertation on mobile wireless energy efficiency.

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