Zero Day Threats - The Best Methods for Detecting the Unknown
Many attacks simply take advantage of known vulnerabilities or network weaknesses that have not been addressed, in which case the adversaries have no need to create custom malware but when they are employed, "zero-day" attacks are often extremely difficult to detect as they exploit hidden or as yet unknown vulnerabilities in applications, operating system features or user accounts. But as these weapons are installed, become resident and establish command-and-control communications, they do create a trail of threat indicators that can be detected, followed and acted upon. This session will discuss multiple strategies for detecting and responding to zero-day malware, as well as discuss mechanisms such as:
- Behavioral- and signature-based analysis;
- Virtualization, sandboxing
- Malware and network anomaly detection, correlation and reporting.
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