Xeno Kovah

Xeno has a BS in CS from UMN, and an MS in security from CMU, which he attended through the National Science Foundation Scholarship for Service (aka CyberCorps) program. He has been attending security conferences since 1999 and working full time on security research since 2007.

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Rootkits: What they are, and how to find them (OST)

This class discusses stealth malware techniques used on Windows. Rootkits are a type of stealth malware that try to hide their presence, and this class shows the data structures they manipulate to achieve this.

Intermediate Intel x86: Architecture, Assembly, Applications, & Alliteration (OST)

This class provides a distilled understanding of some OS mechanisms such as memory management, segmentation, paging, interrupts, and port IO. This knowledge is directly relevant for the future Rootkits and Advanced x86: Virtualization with Intel VT-x classes.

Introductory Intel x86: Architecture, Assembly, Applications, & Alliteration (OST)

Intel processors have been a major force in personal computing for more than 30 years. An understanding of low level computing mechanisms used in Intel chips as taught in this course serves as a foundation upon which to better understand other hardware, as well as many technical specialties such [...]