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Advanced Attacks Are The New Norm, Study Says
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Randy Naramore
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Randy Naramore,
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4/4/2014 | 12:34:42 PM
Advanced Attacks Are The New Norm, Study Says
Gone are the days when malware simply consisted of annoying popups now you have to worry about phishing sites, keyloggers recording your every stroke. Users have to be ever vigilent concerning their every day internet habits, the seemingly simple banking transaction may be recorded and sent to an attacker who in turn ruins your financial stability and your life. Very sad but this makes the security professional's talents worth more.
RyanSepe
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4/4/2014 | 4:26:19 PM
Zero Day Protection
I recently attended a lunch and learn for a vendor pushing out a Endpoint Intrusion Detection System. They intend to have prevention built in by May I believe, but I thought the software was clever and should be prevalent in this conversation. As we know many IDS/IPS systems are signature based which is great once someone detects the signature but for zero days, the signature approach has little effect. This solution focused on individual execution entries and monitored them in real time. Every change made was monitored and analyzed for type, activity, involvement, etc. The GUI was very intuitive and the data provided was extensive. The main point of my story here is that its good to see that defense is making preparations that are not the norm to try and combat attacks of the same nature. If anyone wants to know more because I don't believe one post can cover a software that expansive, please ask and I will elaborate. Anyone see anything similar or another method of trying to successfully block/detect these attacks?
securityaffairs
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4/5/2014 | 8:41:57 AM
Re: Advanced Attacks Are The New Norm, Study Says
Hi Tim,

it's normal evolution of time, attacks are becoming events even more sophisticated, APTs are adopting evasion technique very efficient and economies behind each attack advantage the offenders.
A very alarming scenarios.
macker490
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4/9/2014 | 8:40:32 AM
exploits
we would do well to displose of the terms "advanced" and "sophisticated".    many attacks are simple exploits,   generally of an error in programming.

our focus should be on Quality Control with the object being a standard of Zero Defects in the software development and deployment process.

all the attacker has to do is put the target software into a debugger in then poke it until he finds an error he can make an advantage of.   it is not sophisticated to those whose work this trade. it is something the original authors should have done.  It's called debugging.

not just regression testing.   all branch (structured) testing is required for critical communication components and a good idea for software, generally.
Thomas Claburn
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4/9/2014 | 6:44:34 PM
Re: exploits
But how will the industry market security products without hyperbolic terms like "advanced persistent threat"?


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