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Recent Patents in Signal Processing (June 2014) - Machine learning for detecting malware

For our June 2014 issue, we cover recent patents granted in the area of machine learning for detection of malicious communications. The section below covers patents granted recently for methods for detecting malicious botnets, malware, or email transmissions.

Number: 8,516,584
Title: Method and system for detecting malicious behavioral patterns in a computer, using machine learning
Inventors: R. Moskovitch, D. Stopel, Z. Boger, Y. Shahar, and Y. Elovici
Issued: August 20, 2013
Assignee: Deutsche Telekom AG (Bonn, DE)

Number: 8,688,601
Title: Systems and methods for generating machine learning-based classifiers for detecting specific categories of sensitive information
Inventors: S. Jaiswal
Issued: April 1, 2014
Assignee: Symantec Corporation (Mountain View, CA)

Number: 8,682,812
Title: Machine learning based botnet detection using real-time extracted traffic features
Inventors: S. Ranjan
Issued: March 25, 2014
Assignee: Narus, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA)

Number: 8,683,546
Title: Managing security configuration through machine learning, combinatorial optimization and attack graphs
Inventors: J. Dunagan
Issued: March 25, 2014
Assignee: Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA)

Number: 8,401,982
Title: Using sequencing and timing information of behavior events in machine learning to detect malware
Inventors: S. Satish and Z. Ramzan
Issued: March 19, 2013
Assignee: Symantec Corporation (Mountain View, CA)

Number: 8,443,441
Title: System and methods for detecting malicious email transmission
Inventors: S. Stolfo. E. Eskin, S. Herskop, and M. Bhattacharya
Issued: May 14, 2013
Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (New York, NY)

Number: 8,448,245
Title: Automated identification of phishing, phony and malicious web sites
Inventors: A. Banerjee and M. Faloutsos
Issued: May 21, 2013
Assignee:, JAAL LLC (Riverside, CA)

Number: 8,516,590
Title: Malicious advertisement detection and remediation
Inventors: A. Ranadive, S. Rizvi, and N. Daswani
Issued: August 20, 2013
Assignee: Dasient, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA)

Number: 8,683,595
Title:Systems and methods for detecting potentially malicious content within near field communication messages
Inventors: C. Barker
Issued: March 25, 2014
Assignee: Symantec Corporation (Mountain View, CA)

Number: 8,640,240
Title: Apparatus and method for using information on malicious application behaviors among devices
Inventors: K. Sagoo and K. Jung
Issued: January 28, 2014
Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, Korea)

If you have an interesting patent to share when we next feature patents related to machine learning, or if you are especially interested in a signal processing research field that you would want to be highlighted in this section, please send email to Shantanu Rane (srane AT pard DOT com).

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