Malware

January 18, 2013

Reading Between the Lines of Breach Notifications

Back in September 2012, I wrote two articles for Point2Security on how to effectively handle breach notifications: The Who of Post-Breach Communication Post-Breach Communication: The Importance […]
December 31, 2012

Get Real with Information Security

In 2012, the writers of malware and the attackers of networks were very busy, using both social engineering and increased technical sophistication to fuel an increased […]
May 10, 2010

It’s Time to Re-evaluate Host-based Security

I’ve said it for a few years now, but host-based antivirus is really not working out anymore.  Not with its reliance on signatures to detect malware. […]
April 15, 2010

The InfoSec Perspective for April 2010

It has been a busy month or so for information security.  Apple has patched a vulnerability that was showcased in a recent hacking contest, Microsoft has […]
December 12, 2006

SANS sees upsurge in zero-day Web-based attacks

It’s pretty much official now (in case you didn’t believe it before):  We have exited the Worm era, and jumped head first into the era of specialized […]
November 28, 2006

More Malware, More SPAM

According to some reports, spyware is getting harder and harder to control.  The sophistication of the malware makers is growing at a much faster pace than […]
November 27, 2006

Backdoor Trojans, Rootkits and SPAM: Notes from the Microsoft Antimalware Team

The Microsoft AntiMalware team has recently published a paper discussing some of the data collected by their monthly AntiMalware tool. A summary of the article is […]
November 21, 2006

Virtual Machine Detection in Malware via Commercial Tools

More About Sophisticated Malware http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=1871 Virtual machine detection is a self-defensive property of many malware specimens. It is aimed at making it harder to examine the […]
October 23, 2006

Growing Malware Sophistication

The level of sophistication of the malware threats we face is continuing to grow at a much faster rate that the methods that most organizations are […]
October 19, 2006

The Fearful State of Malware Today

Simply stated, it’s really getting out of hand. A number of recent articles in the technology press make it increasing clear that the following themes are […]