In this industry perspective, Dan Larson of the firm CrowdStrike argues that antivirus software is becoming less effective at stopping damaging cyber attacks, but that companies need to look before they leap when replacing it.
Pressure is mounting on Russian antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab with office supplies giant Office Depot offering to remove it from customers’ computers for free and a Congressional hearing on the company’s links to Russian intelligence scheduled for later in October.
CEO Eugene Kaspersky likened a Wall Street Journal report on his company’s software being used to hack an NSA contractor to “the script of a C movie” and said his company was in the middle of a geopolitical dispute.
In-brief: Machine learning is all the rage in the information security industry. But a study by Endgame and University of Virginia suggests that it may be vulnerable to manipulation by sophisticated AI-driven tools.
In-brief: anti-virus software may go out with neither a bang nor a whimper – but utter silence. That’s if the trend towards cyber criminal actors using file-less malware continues, according to a new report.