Rapidly discovering and thwarting advanced targeted attacks in real time (or near-real time) is one of the most difficult challenges facing enterprises. But one of the information security industry's foremost luminaries says it may be possible to do just that with a single line of code.
According to Dan Kaminsky, co-founder and chief scientist at New York-based threat-detection vendor White Ops Inc., it's widely known that attackers must create bots in order to control remote targets. And that means defenders can pinpoint malware-laden devices via the bots that attackers use to control them.
In this interview, recorded at the 2014 RSA Conference, Kaminsky discusses his company's emerging browser-based malware-detection technology, including how it works in spite of the "nightmarish" complexity involved with crafting technology compatible with today's Web browsers.