Patents by Inventor Darren Shou

Darren Shou has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10142213
    Abstract: Techniques for providing event driven notifications are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a method for providing event driven notifications comprising monitoring an electronic media feed for an event associated with a specified criteria, identifying, using at least one computer processor, a plurality of events in the electronic media feed, filtering the plurality of events, identifying an event of the plurality of events matching a specified location, and providing a notification associated with the identified event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SYMANTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Hart, Darren Shou
  • Patent number: 9754109
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for managing access may include (1) identifying an attempt to perform, within a computing environment, an action that involves a specific entity, (2) determining that the attempted action is anomalous for the specific entity, (3) identifying a quota of allowed anomalous actions for the specific entity, (4) determining that the attempted action causes a count of anomalous actions to exceed the quota of allowed anomalous actions, and (5) performing a security action based on the determination that the attempted action causes the count of anomalous actions to exceed the quota of allowed anomalous actions. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Aleatha Parker-Wood, Michael Hart, Darren Shou, Chetan Verma
  • Patent number: 9141790
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for using event-correlation graphs to detect attacks on computing systems may include (1) detecting a suspicious event involving a first actor within a computing system, (2) constructing an event-correlation graph that includes a first node that represents the first actor, a second node that represents a second actor, and an edge that interconnects the first node and the second node and represents a suspicious event involving the first actor and the second actor, (3) calculating, based at least in part on the additional suspicious event, an attack score for the event-correlation graph, (4) determining that the attack score is greater than a predetermined threshold, and (5) determining, based at least in part on the attack score being greater than the predetermined threshold, that the suspicious event may be part of an attack on the computing system. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Roundy, Fanglu Guo, Sandeep Bhatkar, Tao Cheng, Jie Fu, Zhi Kai Li, Darren Shou, Sanjay Sawhney, Acar Tamersoy, Elias Khalil
  • Patent number: 9009459
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for neutralizing file-format-specific exploits contained within electronic communications may include (1) identifying an electronic communication, (2) identifying at least one file contained within the electronic communication, and then (3) neutralizing any file-format-specific exploits contained within the file. In one example, neutralizing any file-format-specific exploits contained within the file may include applying at least one file-format-conversion operation to the file. Additionally or alternatively, neutralizing any file-format-specific exploits contained within the file may include constructing a sterile version of the file that selectively omits at least a portion of any exploitable content contained within the file. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Carey Nachenberg, Fanglu Guo, Susanta Nanda, Sandeep Bhatkar, Darren Shou, Marc Dacier
  • Publication number: 20150074806
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for using event-correlation graphs to detect attacks on computing systems may include (1) detecting a suspicious event involving a first actor within a computing system, (2) constructing an event-correlation graph that includes a first node that represents the first actor, a second node that represents a second actor, and an edge that interconnects the first node and the second node and represents a suspicious event involving the first actor and the second actor, (3) calculating, based at least in part on the additional suspicious event, an attack score for the event-correlation graph, (4) determining that the attack score is greater than a predetermined threshold, and (5) determining, based at least in part on the attack score being greater than the predetermined threshold, that the suspicious event may be part of an attack on the computing system. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Roundy, Fanglu Guo, Sandeep Bhatkar, Tao Cheng, Jie Fu, Zhi Kai Li, Darren Shou, Sanjay Sawhney, Acar Tamersoy, Elias Khalil
  • Patent number: 8925037
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for enforcing data-loss-prevention policies using mobile sensors may include (1) detecting an attempt by a user to access sensitive data on a mobile computing device, (2) collecting, via at least one sensor of the mobile computing device, sensor data that indicates an environment in which the user is attempting to access the sensitive data, (3) determining, based at least in part on the sensor data, a privacy level of the environment, and (4) restricting, based at least in part on the privacy level of the environment, the attempt by the user to access the sensitive data according to a DLP policy. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Marino, Darren Shou, Bruce McCorkendale
  • Patent number: 8549643
    Abstract: A computing device executing a data loss prevention (DLP) system tracks bait data on at least one of the computing device or a network. The DLP system identifies a potential security threat in response to detecting unscripted activity associated with the bait data. The DLP system performs an action in response to identifying the potential security threat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: Darren Shou