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Defense-in-Depth in Today's Cyberthreat Landscape

The probability of falling victim to an advanced malware attack, including zero-day exploits, multi-part malware, and custom attacks continues to rise. Cybercriminals persist, finding new ways to find their way into “secured” corporate networks, and tools like malware-as-a-service have made it easy to launch sophisticated attacks for even the most novice of threat artists. For organizations to stay ahead of a breach, a multi-layered cybersecurity practice that combines a robust defense-in-depth strategy with cutting-edge technologies like automated threat detection and reverse engineering malware analysis is critical. Defense-in-depth traditionally includes multiple layers of security controls to protect against a wide range of cyber threats. Key components of this strategy include cybersecurity awareness training, network segmentation, regular software patching, implementing multi-factor authentication, and implementing advanced anti-virus and endpoint protection solutions.

How to Strengthen Your Defense-in-Depth Strategy

In the face of sophisticated malware attacks, such as zero-day exploits that target previously unknown vulnerabilities, traditional security measures fall short – while they do a good job at identifying known malware threats, they are not designed to find more complex, advanced attacks. In short, they can’t find them because they don’t know what to look for. This is why automated threat detection & analysis of advanced malware threats is key to strengthen defense-in-depth and significantly improve an organization’s security posture.

Hunting complex malware requires malware reverse engineering analysis. This involves dissecting malicious software to uncover its inner workings, including code structure, functionality, and potential impact. Through static analysis, dynamic analysis, and behavioral analysis, security professionals can gain valuable insights into malware behavior and develop effective countermeasures to mitigate risks.

The problem with this approach is that dealing with obfuscated code, anti-analysis techniques, and rapidly evolving malware variants can make the analysis process complex and time-consuming, taking weeks or even months to identify and analyze an advanced threat. 
By implementing automated advanced malware threat detection and analysis, organizations can augment their defense-in-depth strategy, safeguard their business systems, and stay one step ahead of cyber adversaries.

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