Thursday, December 14, 2006

Back from New Zealand (AVAR2006 Conference)

I am back from the AVAR2006 conference in Auckland, New Zealand. This was my first security conference while pursuing my first professional job as an Anti-Virus Research Engineer. I am delighted to have been able to attend the conference. It was also a great experience to be able to present at the conference as well. I surely had a wonderful time.

You can access my "Rootkits on Windows" presentation and paper from my website: Anti-Malware Research

The best part of the conference was being able to meet and connect with some the well renowned researchers in the AV-industry, many of whom I highly revere and respect. Prominent among them are Peter Ferrie, Peter Szor, Dr. Vesselin Bontchev, Dr. Igor Muttik, Joe Telafici, Andrew Lee, Randy Abrams, and Tony Lee, to name a few.

Here is a picture of me just before delivering my presentaion :)

You can find some more of the pictures taken at the conference on the AVAR2006 website.

I was fortunate to be able to bring my wife with me on the trip as well. After the conference, we spent a few days vacationing in the North Island of New Zealand. A truely amazing and beautiful place I must say. We both had a great time. The people are very nice and laid back. There is so much fun and adventure stuff to do with such beauty surrounding, it w
as absolutely amazing!

My kind of adventure: "Free Flying"

We highly recommend visiting New Zealand for all those who love to travel. As for us, we will have to go back and visit the South Island next time, which the New Zea-landers say is much more awesome...

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