Wednesday, August 16, 2017

What to consider about signatureless malware detection

Antivirus isn't dead, it's just changing. People have been calling for the death of antivirus for years, but in reality, it isn't possible. There will always be a need for endpoint protection, no matter what anyone says. No one in their right mind is going to leave an endpoint purposely unprotected, so calling for the death of antivirus is a little premature. The people who call for the execution of antivirus are likely fed up with how it works, and put too much faith in its ability to catch every malware sample.

Using signature-based antimalware means you're always one step behind attackers, and for those not using a defense-in-depth approach, this reliance on endpoint protection can cause a false sense of security.

This backlash against the old method has caused many companies, both vendors and customers, to move toward more of a signatureless malware detection model. Read the rest of my article at the link below:

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