‘It’s an asymmetric game where the attacker only needs to succeed once while the defender needs to block everything’

Keeping pace with the ever-growing network of cyber criminals and their devastating malware creations has never been more complicated. From global networks of state sponsored hackers to cyber terrorists exploiting security gaps to causes economic destruction and wholescale loss of data, the risks facing network security are expanding by the minute.

With this in mind, odix CTO Omri Eytan sat down with Scott Schober to talk about the evolving face of cyber security risk and how international hacker networks are creating malware that consistently eludes common defense layers.

What Keeps you up at night?

According to Eytan: “Every month millions of new malicious files are released to the world. Estimates range between 10-20  new variants are released on a monthly basis.  The scale and scope of these malicious file-based attacks continue to rise by the day.”

In his commentary, Omri reevaluates the classic detection paradigm, that looks at a file and asks ‘Is this malware?’ and determines that hackers have become sophisticated enough to develop countless ways to avoid detection by common ATP policies.

How to stay one step ahead of hackers

Omri continued with his assessment on the difficulty in stopping hackers.

According to Eytan, “Its an asymmetric game where the attacker only needs to succeed once while the defender needs to block everything, and still get some business done.”  Hackers are playing the odds, with the final payout coming from your bank account.

How to improve the detection paradigm

Companies must shift their thinking in the composition of security layers to include innovative malware prevention technologies that are detection less. With the implementation of cutting-edge cyber security processes, such as CDR, and the integration of best in class third party solutions to complement existing security protocols-end users are less at risk to malware and cyber-attacks.