Black Hat 2012: Rodrigo Branco on new malware research database

In this interview with News Director Robert Westervelt, Rodrigo Branco, director of vulnerability and malware research at Redwood City, Calif.-based Qualys Inc., discusses his new malware analysis system.

The malware research database, which already contains hundreds of thousands of malcode samples, is intended to help security researchers develop and share new analysis capabilities faster and more easily. Here, Branco discusses how the system works, the difficulty level involved with reverse-engineering malware, and new insights on malware he's gleaned so far.

Editor's note: For more news, analysis, commentary and video interviews from Las Vegas, visit's Black Hat 2012 special coverage page.

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