Bitdefender

Evolution of Antimalware Technologies

Over 500,000,000 malware threats have been detected in the last decade, this can be evidenced by cyber statistics reported by multiple sources including National KE-CIRT. The malware variants detected have been mutating rapidly making it difficult for Security Analysts to secure the environment against malware attacks. The technologies implemented had to also be refined and upgraded to be able to prevent, detect and respond to malware threats. In this article, we will be understanding the various components utilized by traditional...

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A BRIEF HISTORY AND CURRENT TRENDS OF EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response)

The term EDR stands for Endpoint Detection and Response. It was coined by Anton Chuvakin of Gartner in 2013. It refers to tools primarily focused on detecting and investigating suspicious activities and other problems on hosts/endpoints such as PCs used by end-users. EDR software gathers data from endpoint devices and then analyzes the data to reveal potential cyber threats and issues Organisations used antivirus systems until early 2012 when this technology transitioned to EDR. This transition was informed by attackers developing...

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Mobile Security and Information Security

According to www.statistica.com, the internet, mobile security has been demystified in various meanings which lead to the Information Security description. Mobile Security can be therefore termed as protection of data and computing devices from threats and vulnerabilities, where the devices are smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other wearable devices with the capability of processing data. Due to the emergence of Bring Your Own Device policies in an organization, cloud computing, and other technologies, we have seen organizations allowing their staff...

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