I’ve been conducting a fair amount of research related to blended threats, or malware attacks that use a combination of methods to succeed. It’s really interesting stuff. The evolution of common attacks has changed dramatically, from purely network based attacks, to OS and application attacks that leverage social engineering. As attacks become more and more complex, defenses need to keep pace. Yesterday’s security measures, like a NAT firewall or simple end point antivirus, do little more than establish a false sense of security. A combination of multiple layers of security is needed to fight these attacks.
I’ve written a white paper about the topic that is available on TechTarget.
And also, I’m very excited about a webinar that I’m doing with Phil Lin of FireEye on Oct 29. Mention this blog when you register and win a free t-shirt. Just kidding, but if you do mention this blog I’ll at least know how you found out about the webinar. It should be pretty good.
Unraveling Web Malware with Sarrel Group
Sarrel Group and FireEye will discuss
* Web security trends: Growth and examples
* Evasion techniques used to bypass common security technologies
* Current best practices to improve Web security
You’ll learn about the surge in malicious Internet activity, drive-by downloads, phishing sites and other techniques used to compromise networks via the Web. We will wrap up with a look at new security techniques combating Web malware.
Speaker: Matt Sarrel, Executive Director, Sarrel Group
Moderator: Phillip Lin, Director of Marketing, FireEye