Innovative malware detection in a changing threat landscape

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Malware Lab at HP's Bristol-based Security Lab

 

The landscape of software attacks is both evolving and growing, as an ever wider variety and quantity of advanced malware is developed and released. It’s no longer enough for security solutions to track the signatures of known malware and their derivatives. Today, they must identify previously unrecognized vulnerabilities – so-called Zero Days – and proactively protect against malware that causes them, without ever having encountered that malware before.

 

In HP’s Bristol-based Security Lab, the team is using statistical and behavioral analysis techniques to study and detect malware. 

 

“By doing advanced analytics and detection research, we can find malware that can’t be identified through conventional methodologies,” says Jonathan Griffin, senior researcher in the Lab.