Posts Tagged 'endpoint protection'

I recently wrote a piece in Dark Reading around the notion that Endpoint security is not dead, but instead facing a steadily mounting series of obstacles with relation to the new universe of Internet-connected devices. While there are certainly more challenges to securing corporate networks today, claiming that enforcing Endpoint security policies is basically fighting […]

In May, we wrote about the breach discovery gap, which is the time it takes IT security practitioners to discover a data breach after their systems have been compromised in a cyberattack. We made this critical point: Stopping attacks before they breach and narrowing the breach discovery gap require the ability to detect threats at […]

The demands between physical, virtual, public and private clouds change faster than actual clouds do. As organizations adapt to these changes, they face the Sisyphean task of securing and hardening their networks from external agents. And therein lies the problem: companies conscious of the cloud’s benefits are hesitant to adopt cost-saving virtualization because of security […]

Some applications go too far in their attempt to get installed on users systems. Many of these fall into the potential unwanted program (PUP) category. One of these is MegaRapido, which primarily targets Brazilians. A recent sample we tested tries to connect to protectmedia.net, which is already marked as suspicious by McAfee SiteAdvisor. Instead of […]

In 2012, my colleagues Deepak Gupta and Xiaoning Li explained in a white paper how some malware can operate at the kernel level to bypass Microsoft’s security for 64-bit Windows systems. Today a small utility program named KPP-Destroyer can be found online. Previous versions of KPP-Destroyer had some bugs on a Windows 8.1 computer, but […]