Are Cyber Criminals Winning The War?
Over the past 15 years, the sophistication of cyber attacks and the advancement of malware increased beyond cyber-security professionals can possibly imagine. Antivirus and tech-security companies are at a lost against such menace.
Computer virus authors are fast in creating new viruses and the emergence of new strains is mind-boggling.
It seems like a losing battle. But every individual, industry and society at large have to protect themselves. We simply cannot afford to be indifferent.
A lot has got to do with the human aspect of computing. Such as being vigilant to simple social engineering tricks. However, it is humanly impossible to be on-guard 24/7. This is where technologies step in.
Microsoft has unveiled its Windows Defender, a tool built into Microsoft's operating system which purportedly has the capability to detect pre-attack behaviours.
Also known as Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) in IT security, Windows Defender scans over a billion endpoints and if it senses a potential threat in its eco-system, a notification would be activated.
This defence mechanism is available in Windows 10. However, two capabilities stood out:
- Enterprise Data Protection at file level to help ensure corporate data isn't accidentally or intentionally leaked
- Device Guard offers malware protection, Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) and zero-days
For those who are still in its previous or worst, outdated versions of operating systems, your IT networks might already be compromised.