Fighting Against Fileless AttacksCrowdstrike's Dan Larson on Evolving Threats and Defenses
About half of today's cyberattacks are malware-free and don't involve having to write any files to disk, says Dan Larson of Crowdstrike. These attacks get around conventional defenses, such as firewalls and antivirus programs, so they require new defenses, he says.
In a video interview at the recent Infosecurity Europe conference in London, Larson discusses:
- The threat of fileless, in-memory attacks;
- The rise of e-crime, including ransomware as a service;
- New ways to defend against next-generation attacks.
Larson is vice president of product marketing at the security firm Crowdstrike. He previously held leadership positions at Intel Security, McAfee and Safeboot Corp., among other firms.