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Grissom National Cyber Competition Winners and Dynetics Interns Will Demonstrate Malware Detection Tool at Southeastern Cyber Security Summit

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and Grissom CyberSloths

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and Grissom CyberSloths

June 02, 2015:

Three members of the Grissom CyberSloths champion cybersecurity team, and also Dynetics interns, will demonstrate Malfunction, their malware analysis tool, at the Southeastern Cyber Security Summit this week. James Brahm, Morgan Wagner and Matthew Rogers, who were part of the high school team that won the 2015 CyberPatriot VII National Finals Competition, helped developed Malfunction as interns at Dynetics. 

A large amount of advanced persistent threat (APT) malware bypasses normal scanners. Malfunction uses function-based fuzzy hashing to detect malware in network security and in the cloud.

The students will perform demonstrations of Malfunction and other work they have done for Dynetics at a booth beside the company at the 7th Annual Southeastern Cyber Security Summit June 3-4 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. The conference, presented by the North Alabama ISSA and Cyber Huntsville, will feature cyber training, education and workforce development for the evolving threat. Dynetics is the Diamond Sponsor for the event.

Dynetics sponsored a trip to Montgomery to the capitol in May for the Grissom students, along with New Century High School and Challenger Middle School students, to recognize them for their success in the CyberPatriot competition. The students had an opportunity to meet with Gov. Robert Bentley.

“We are very proud of these students and their accomplishments,” said Dynetics Chief Technical Officer Tom Baumbach. “The students who came to us as interns have been a real asset to Dynetics during their time here.”

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