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This article is part of the February 2014 Vol. 16 / No. 1 issue of Cyberthreats: Know thy enemy
In the escalating arms race against advanced malware, many organizations require defenses to protect enterprise networks in real time that go beyond desktop endpoint virus scanners and network-based intrusion prevention products. As the threat vectors increasingly change from relatively simplistic signature-based threats to more complex behavior-based threats, the awareness of many IT managers has not evolved as quickly. Tim Crawford, strategic advisor, AVOA Unfortunately for security organizations, advanced malware is getting harder to detect, thanks to the proliferation (more than 100) of automated online tools called "crypters" and "packers." Add to these exploits a range of new techniques that use social networks to establish trust, more use of in-memory attacks and ransomware. All of this means it is an increasingly nasty online world. Crypters and packers make it easier for criminals to create (within seconds) custom code destined for a particular desktop. The effect of this "individualized" approach is that signature scanners are ineffective, making ... Access >>>
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Beyond the Page: Cyberthreats
by Johannes B. Ullrich
This February 2014 Information Security magazine supplement takes a deeper look into cyberthreats and examines advanced threat techniques including watering hole attacks and sophisticated spear phishing.
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