Predictions 2017: Security Moves Down the Stack

Industry, Windows, Malware, enSilo Corporate and Product, Android

In 2017, we predict that security – the good and the bad – will be moving down the stack.

Both sides — defense vs offense — are moving down the stack. On one side: the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data, operations and processes. On the other: threat actors that are looking to steal, tamper or disrupt these. (Note that enSilo

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Predictions 2017: Targeted Ransomware

Industry, enSilo Corporate and Product

In 2017, we predict that ransomware authors will target mission-critical servers and PCs - within targeted departments.

By holding these sensitive devices hostage, ransomware authors will be applying the right pressure at the right time to quickly receive the ransom. 

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Day Zero and the Death of Whitelisting

Business, Industry, enSilo Corporate and Product

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Why enSilo? Easy – because we stop zero-day malware on day zero.

I mean – lots of companies say they can stop zero-day malware, and truth be told, they probably can. But they’re not going to do it when it matters, which is on day zero.

So if you’re using those other guys you should feel secure in knowing that they’ll get around to

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No Penalty for Failure

Business, Industry, enSilo Corporate and Product

If you have data of value – and you probably do – someone is eventually going to try to steal it. Because time and technology are usually on the side of the attacker, they’ll probably be successful. It doesn’t matter that you have the industry’s best tools, or that your security is wrapped up in banded layers of iron and firewalls, when someone

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Ransomware but Were Afraid to Ask

Industry, Windows, Malware, enSilo Corporate and Product, Ransomware

BadBlock, Cerber, Chimera, CoinVault, Crypt0L0cker, CryptoJoker, CTB-Locker, Jigsaw, KeRanger, Locky, NanoLocker, Petya, Samas, TeslaCrypt, zCrypt… these are just a few out of the hundreds of ransomware cropping up in the past year. Your current endpoint security solution may not be enough to protect you.

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Revenge of the Nerds: enSilo Featured as Gartner’s Cool Vendor

Business, Industry, enSilo Corporate and Product, Gartner

Being a technology vendor offering a cyber-security platform to businesses, it quite amazes me to be perceived as “cool”. If you visit our offices, you’ll hear cheers when a post-analysis of malware that we’ve just blocked shows it to be unique, and happy shouts when our developers announce our platform’s support of a new computing platform.

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Infiltration by Design

Industry, enSilo Corporate and Product

Threat actors use several techniques against which we cannot prepare our defenses in advance. I tend to call these techniques “Infiltration by Design”, since attempting to ward off the threat actors using these techniques through infiltration-oriented technologies (from anti-phishing and reputation controls through to anti-exploitation) just

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Cyber Security 2016 Predictions: Amping the Traditional Cyber Kill Chain

Industry, enSilo Corporate and Product

I’ve been reading up a lot on 2016 predictions by analysts, peers and other vendors. While I agree with most of these predictions (moving towards a preventive approach, cyber-insurance guidelines will drive security initiatives, addressing the need to prevent downtime during alert investigation) I hadn’t yet come across those re-visiting the

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You’re so predictable: the AV vulnerability that bypasses mitigations

Research, Industry, Windows, Malware, enSilo Corporate and Product

Our research team exposed a critical security vulnerability appearing in various Anti-Virus (AV) products which has the potential to turn the Anti-Virus to an attack-enabler tool. This issue is not necessarily constrained to security solutions, but potentially to any intrusive application such as data leak prevention (DLP) and performance

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Ransomware Goes to Hollywood

Industry, enSilo Corporate and Product

We’re a bit slow following up on our TV, so we just got around to watching The Good Wife, Season 6, Episode  5. It’s a last year’s episode, but even though couldn’t be more timely.  For those who need the background, The Good Wife takes place in a law firm. In this spoken-about episode, one of the firm’s partners gets hit with ransomware after

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