Life beyond malware



The traditional cyber security model is an outdated one, focused on building up the perimeter defences of an organisation like some sort of medieval fortress, in an effort to mitigate the threat of incoming malware. However, it is an uncomfortable fact for many that the multi-million-dollar cyber security industry was founded on and continues to embrace an outdated and limiting model.

The problem is that while the majority of cyber security solutions focus on stopping malware, the security landscape has continued to evolve, rendering that perspective increasingly dated. In fact, our research found that 40 per cent of all detections in 2018 were fileless – indicating malicious software that typically goes undetected by traditional antivirus. This data goes against traditional cyber security “wisdom” and makes many of the current cyber security industry solutions a lot less effective, if not obsolete.

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