When cybersecurity fails use application isolation to win
- We hear about cybersecurity fails all the time. We’re happy to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way.
- Application isolation and containment based on virtualization is delivering results.
- The NSA has called out this strategy as the way forward for stopping advanced threats.
To many technology folks, Application Isolation may be a new term when it comes to cybersecurity and endpoint protection. This term has been made popular by the National Security Agency (NSA). They detailed how Application Isolation is the way forward for finally stopping advanced, zero-day, and nation-state malware.
Watch: How ransomware is isolated in a micro-VM.
Fundamentally, stopping malware by using detection is flawed. This will always be a matter of catch up as the writers of malicious code tend to be one step ahead. The general rule is that a person that writes malware only needs to get it right once, while a person that writes software to stop malware needs to get it right every time. This was made publicly evident with recent malware exploits WannaCry and Petya. Most major detection vendors were vulnerable to this exploit as it was something that had never been seen before. While they were quick to develop a method to stop it, what if you were the unlucky person to get this on Day Zero?
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