Xavier Memory Analysis Framework - Solomon Sonya
A visualization construct for memory analysis.

Xavier Memory Analysis Framework

Solomon Sonya

Malware continues to advance in sophistication. Well-engineered malware can obfuscate itself from the user and the OS. Volatile memory is the unique structure malware cannot evade. I have engineered a new construct for memory analysis and a new open-source tool that automates memory analysis, correlation, and user-interaction to increase investigation accuracy, reduce analysis time and workload, and better detect malware presence from memory. This talk demos a new visualization construct that creates the ability to interact with memory analysis artifacts. Additionally, this talk demos new, very impactful data XREF and a system manifest analysis features. Data XREF provides an index and memory context detailing how your search data is coupled with processes, modules, and events captured in memory. The System Manifest distills the analysis data to create a new memory analysis snapshot and precise identification of malicious artifacts detectable from malware execution especially useful for exploit dev and malware analysis!

Solomon Sonya (@Carpenter1010) is the Director of Cyber Operations Training at a large organization. He has a background in software development, malware analysis, covert channels, steganography, distributed computing, computer hacking, information protection paradigms, and cyber warfare. He received his Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science and has Master’s degrees in Computer Science and Information System Engineering. Before becoming Director of Cyber Operations Training, he was a university Computer Science Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Research Director. Solomon’s current research includes computer system exploitation, cyber threat intelligence, digital forensics, and data protection. Solomon's previous keynote and conference engagements include: BlackHat USA, SecTor Canada, Hack in Paris, France, HackCon Norway, ICSIS – Toronto, ICORES Italy, BruCon Belgium, CyberCentral – Prague and Slovakia, Hack.Lu Luxembourg, Shmoocon DC, BotConf - France, DerbyCon Kentucky, SkyDogCon Tennessee, HackerHalted Georgia, Day-Con Ohio, and TakeDownCon Connecticut, Maryland, and Alabama, AFCEA – Colorado Springs.