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RootCon is the hot spot to learn more about cyber security and the rising threats in the online world.

Manila Bulletin TechNews columnist, Wilson Chua, will be attending RootCon 11 this week to talk about the using free machine learning tools like R for security scenarios.

Wilson Chua

Wilson Chua

“More specifically,” Chua said, “I will share how we can identify malware infected PCs using R code and detect DGA (Domain Generating Algorithms) DNS requests. R is a reusable code that can process a lot of input formats, then export the analysis in multiple formats as well. It is like script kiddies’ toolbox for the security professional. You can use the R scripts as is without need to be in expert mode.”

For Chua, RootCon is an “awesome opportunity” to catch up from the security community and touch base with industry stars and gurus of the security world.

“There is a huge gap in security knowledge that needs to be filled quickly,” Chua said. “RootCon fulfills that need. Sysads and white hats learn a lot about countermeasures and current attack patterns. Being forewarned is to be forearmed.”

Wilson Chua finished Magna Cum Laude in UP Diliman, batch ’79, and completed his Masters in IT Program Management, in the National University of Singapore. He has also secured the Systems Engineer with Internet Specialization certificate from Microsoft, and among other qualifications, Wilson Chua set out on a journey to contribute in the development of Philippine internet. He is Managing Director of Future Gen International at Singapore, a company that he founded. He is also Managing Director and co-founder of BSN Inc, in Dagupan, which is centered on new technologies like virtualization and unified storage systems.

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