Malware Madness: 5 Trends to Watch

By 03/23/2017Security
March Madness

If you’re a college hoops fan, you no doubt agonized over getting your bracket right.  And just when you thought you had it all figured out—then, boom—a team like Duke makes an early exit throwing everything into disarray.  The latest malware threats are a lot like March Madness — full of surprises.   

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Cyber threats are unpredictable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare.  By keeping on top of trends and being adaptable, you’ll have a better chance of squashing threats and scoring your own slam dunk against cyber crooks.

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In an ever-changing threat climate, you need to be ready for anything — including:

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Use Advanced Threat Protection to Stay Ahead of the Criminals

Malware is getting smarter and more precise, but it’s beatable with a little preparation.  An advanced threat protection (ATP) solution can give you an advantage with a three-point strategy focused on:

  1. Prevention. First, make it difficult to break through to your data with firewalls, secure email gateways, anti-virus and signature detection technologies, and application controls among other cybersecurity solutions.
  2. Detection. With the cybersecurity climate in a constant state of flux, you need ways to discover new threats. Sandboxing isolates and tests unknown threats to determine if they’re dangerous — and creates actionable threat intelligence to wield in future attacks.
  3. Mitigation. Once you’ve identified a threat, you need to minimize damage by containing it, analyzing it, removing it and updating the threat intelligence shared among cybersecurity tools.

With an advanced threat protection strategy — like the Fortinet ATP framework, for example — you can stay in the game and fight malware to the final buzzer. Contact Xiologix to learn more.

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