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Identify gaps in cybersecurity processes to reduce organizational risk

June 27, 2018

Organizational risk is a given at modern companies. But as threats persist, identifying preventable cybersecurity gaps presents an opportunity to strengthen enterprise defenses.

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Adding Security to Your MSP Business: Opportunities and Challenges

May 11, 2018

Managed service providers (MSPs) have proved invaluable for companies that want to focus on their core business by outsourcing IT and security needs to experts who can keep them protected from everyday threats.

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Endpoint security products no match for current malware threats

May 4, 2018

Endpoint security products are failing to provide adequate protection against today’s cyber security threats, specifically malware, according to a new report from security company Minerva Labs.

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Two-Thirds of IT Professionals Believe Their Endpoint Security Tools Won’t Prevent a Major Malware Attack

May 2, 2018

Even though vendors are constantly trying to improve their products and services, those defending corporate networks don’t expect the situation to improve anytime soon.

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Best Security Software: How Cutting-Edge Tools Tackle Today's Threats

April 27, 2018

We go hands-on with some of the most innovative, useful and, arguably, best security software from today's most important cybersecurity technology categories.

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Can existing endpoint security controls prevent a significant attack?

April 26, 2018

Endpoint security solutions are failing to provide adequate protections to address today’s security threats, specifically malware, according to Minerva Labs. A majority of the respondents surveyed indicated a heightened concern of a major malware breach in the coming year and acknowledged that they require more than an AV solution on the endpoint to combat the rising threat.

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Key Findings from Minerva Labs’ Antivirus Survey

April 26, 2018

Israeli anti-evasion endpoint security solution provider Minerva Labs yesterday released the results of a new survey which found anti-malware technology is struggling to keep up with modern digital threats.

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Endpoints Still Vulnerable to Breaches Despite Advancements in Antivirus Technologies

April 25, 2018

Minerva Labs, a leading provider of anti-evasion technology for enterprise endpoints, today announced the results of a survey of 600 IT security professionals which found endpoint security solutions are failing to provide adequate protections to address today's security threats, specifically malware. A majority of the respondents surveyed indicated a heightened concern of a major malware breach in the coming year and acknowledged that they require more than an antivirus (AV) solution on the endpoint to combat the rising threat.

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Endpoints Still Vulnerable Despite Advances In Protection Technology

April 25, 2018

Although endpoint security solutions have improved, a new survey of IT security professionals finds that three quarters believe their existing anti-malware solutions would be able to prevent no more than 70 percent of infections.

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Survey: IT professionals believe endpoint security solutions are failing

April 25, 2018

A new survey out today from Minerva Labs Ltd. has found that a majority of information technology security professionals believe that endpoint security solutions are failing to provide adequate protection against modern security threats.

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Survey: Endpoints Still Vulnerable to Breaches Despite Advancements in Antivirus Technologies

April 25, 2018

Minerva Labs announced the results of a survey of 600 IT security professionals which found endpoint security solutions are failing to provide adequate protections to address today’s security threats, specifically malware.

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Evasive malware: A growing threat to state and local governments

April 17, 2018

Protecting municipalities against cyberattacks is a major challenge. Overall, municipal technology tends to be characterized by legacy infrastructure, diverse requirements and a complex network topology. State and local government IT professionals are often charged with overseeing loosely associated, disparate networks, each servicing different needs and constituents.

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How to Avoid Cyber Alert Fatigue: Tips from Infosec Pros

April 17, 2018

Security professionals constantly get alerts, warning them of anomalies. These early warnings are imperative for effectively mitigating damages from a cyber attack – sometimes allowing infosec pros to halt attacks before they can breach sensitive data. False alarms do happen though, and over time, infosec pros become desensitized to the these alerts.

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State and local governments face a disturbing cybersecurity threat

April 17, 2018

It’s not only the White House, the NSA, and the Senate Intelligence Committee that should be alarmed. State and local government organizations face a growing cybercrime threat. Hackers are targeting municipalities and state agencies in part because they are often easier to breach than better-defended enterprise networks.

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Fileless Crypto-Mining Malware Discovered

March 28, 2018

A recent attack discovered by security researchers from Minerva Lab used malware dubbed GhostMiner, which has adopted the most effective techniques used by other malware families, including fileless infection attacks.

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Fileless Crypto-Mining Malware Discovered

March 28, 2018

A recent attack discovered by security researchers from Minerva Lab used malware dubbed GhostMiner, which has adopted the most effective techniques used by other malware families, including fileless infection attacks.

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GhostMiner uses fileless technique to mine coins

March 26, 2018

According to a blog post by security researchers Asaf Aprozper and Gal Bitensky at Minerva Labs, the malware will also remove other miners on a system if discovered.

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GhostMiner Fileless Cryptomining Malware Has Code That Kills Itself And Other Strains

March 23, 2018

Monero-mining malware GhostMiner is fileless, nearly undetectable, removes competing cryptominers, and may have provided experts with a way to eliminate cryptomining infections.

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GhostMiner Uses Fileless Techniques, Removes Other Miners, But Makes Only $200

March 23, 2018

Security researchers from Minerva Labs have discovered a new strain of cryptocurrency-mining malware that uses PowerShell code to obtain fileless execution, and scans and stops the process of other miners that might be running on the same infected host.

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Hacker vs Hacker: This Cryptojacking Malware Kills Off Its Rivals to Ensure Maximum Profit

March 23, 2018

The cryptocurrency-mining malware uses highly aggressive tactics -- which researchers have reverse engineered to help provide protection.

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New infosec products of the week​: March 23, 2018

March 23, 2018

These security features are available as additional options in the Gemalto Color Laser Shield secure identity solutions range. The new enhancements are simple to adopt by the government agents in the field. They are designed to counter forgery while remaining easy for officials to verify their authenticity, thereby providing convenience for legitimate holders.

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Minerva Labs Launches Install-Free Remote User Protection to Safeguard Enterprises from Unmanaged Endpoints

March 22, 2018

Minerva Labs announced the release of the industry’s first, installation-free Remote User Protection solution for Mac and Windows systems that are not under the organization’s direct control. These new capabilities allow enterprises to automatically activate malware protection throughout the entire remote session when connecting to corporate assets, without relying on the user’s own security measures or requiring user interaction.

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Beat Them at Their Own Game: Understanding and Neutralizing Evasive Malware Tactics in the Face of Rising Attacks

March 16, 2018

Baseline AV products, be they traditional or next gen, play an important role in safeguarding the endpoint, but attackers will always find ways around their detection-based approaches. That’s why such technologies aren’t sufficient by themselves to secure laptops, workstations, servers or other devices in the modern enterprise. To block attacks, security teams need to better understand the mechanics of evasion and the limits of signature, pattern, and behavior-based security solutions.

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8 hot cyber security trends (and 4 going cold)

March 15, 2018

What trends do security pros have their eyes on? Their answers run the gamut from tools and technologies to threats, tactics, and training.

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Playing Defense

March 5, 2018

Most cybersecurity executives believe Graves' methodology to tackle the problem is mistaken and a focus on counterattacking would be using our resources incorrectly and instead believe the best defense is to actually have strong defense. Omri Moyal, co-Founder, vice president of research at Minerva Labs says that making it difficult and costly for attacker to get into sensitive systems is the best road to take, especially at the state level.

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From IDF to Inc: The Israeli Cybersecurity Startup Conveyor Belt

February 28, 2018

Understanding Why Israel Produces Many Cybersecurity Firms Starts With Understanding the Talent That Israeli Defense Force (IDF) Unit 8200 Produces.

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Do Business Leaders Listen to Their Own Security Professionals?

February 22, 2018

A new research report published this week claims, "A disconnect about cybersecurity is causing tension among leaders in the C-suite -- and may be leaving companies vulnerable to breaches as a result."

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Understanding and Neutralizing Evasive Malware Tactics

February 22, 2018

Incidents that have involved evasive malware, and in particular fileless techniques for bypassing endpoint security measures, were prevalent in 2017. They are set to be even more damaging, costly, and exasperating in 2018.

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Shurl0ckr Ransomware Targets Cloud Apps, Evades AV Detection

February 8, 2018

A new strain of Godjue ransomware, dubbed ShurL0ckr, eludes the built-in malware protection of cloud platforms Google Drive and Microsoft Office 365, researchers at Bitglass found.

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Malware is Pervasive Across Cloud Platforms: Report

February 8, 2018

Leading Cloud Service Providers and Majority of AV Engines Failed to Detect New Ransomware Variant

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Windows 10 Ransomware Protection Easily Bypassed, Researcher Says

February 6, 2018

When announcing the feature, Microsoft described it as a layer of real-time protection that would allow users to prevent ransomware from accessing their data by defining what programs have access to certain folders. Thus, malware and other unauthorized apps would not be able to touch the files in those directories. According to Yago Jesus, however, this added protection can be easily bypassed by using an authorized application such as Office to access the data

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Infosec Professionals Reveal the Top Information Security Concerns for 2018 & Beyond

February 6, 2018

30 infosec pros discuss the top information security concerns for 2018 and beyond.

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We May Soon See Malware Leveraging the Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

February 1, 2018

According to experts at AV-TEST, Fortinet, and Minerva Labs, we may soon see an increasing number of malware samples that are experimenting with the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.

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Zyklon Password Stealer Exploits Microsoft Vulnerabilities via Spam Campaign

January 18, 2018

Cybercriminals are exploiting Microsoft Office Vulnerabilities to distribute Zyklon Malware in a recent spam campaign targeting telecommunication, insurance, and financial services.

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The BIG List of 2018 Cyber Security Predictions From Experts Around the Globe

January 7, 2018

Every day there’s a new breach, technology or announcement in the world of cyber security. This leads us to believe 2018 is going to be a critical time for security, so we wanted to hear what experts around the globe had to say.

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2018 Security Predictions (Part 7)

December 22, 2017

Criminals will become increasingly more sophisticated. Will companies be able to automate security to keep or continue to lose valuable data?

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2017 - the year malware became evasive

December 14, 2017

Anti-evasion software specialist Minerva Labs has released its Year in Review report, which takes an in-depth look at the approaches used by common malware families to bypass anti-malware tools, including antivirus and analysis sandboxes.

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InfoSec Professionals Reveal the Top Information Security Concerns for 2018 and Beyond

December 12, 2017

30 infosec pros discuss the top information security concerns for 2018 and beyond.

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Major Investment Scams Every Investors Must Know How to Spot

December 9, 2017

Fraudsters are rampant during the holiday season and are typically one step ahead of investors, luring unsuspecting people with their scams to generate more income.

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How to Protect Against Malware Infections: The Top Experts Speak

November 27, 2017

To help with useful advice, we’ve reached out to top cyber security experts in the field to share their tips. We asked them to share two important tips on protecting against malware infections.

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Top Security Software, 2017: How Cutting-Edge Products Fare Against The Latest Threats

November 17, 2017

Our goal is to discover how cutting-edge cybersecurity software fares against the latest threats, hopefully helping you to make good technology purchasing decisions.

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Group Launches Secure DNS Service Powered by IBM Threat Intelligence

November 17, 2017

A newly announced free Domain Name System (DNS) service promises automated immunity from known Internet threats by blocking access to websites flagged as malicious.

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11 Israeli Cybersecurity firms that left their mark on 2017

November 16, 2017

We compiled a list of the hottest Israeli cybersecurity companies that gained major traction this year — and millions in funding.

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How to stop Emotet malware from infecting your computer

November 15, 2017

The Emotet banking Trojan has been around since 2014. It continues to evolve, and has even been spotted acting like a distribution method for other banking malware.

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Thinking Outside the Suite: Adding Anti-Evasive Strategies to Endpoint Security

November 3, 2017

In a 2016 report with Rapid7, IDC estimates that 70% of attacks start from the endpoint. Sophisticated ransomware exploded into a global epidemic this year, and other forms of malware exploits, including mobile malware and malvertising are also on the rise.

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Top Security Tools, 2017: How Cutting-Edge Products Fare Against The Latest Threats

October 22, 2017

We wanted to dive into the newest cybersecurity products and services from those hot categories that Gartner identified, reviewing some of the most innovative and useful from each group.

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What is WaterMiner? New stealth cryptominer found hidden in GTA mod on Russian-speaking forum

October 19, 2017

Security researchers have uncovered a new evasive cryptominer dubbed "WaterMiner" hidden in modified video games, including a Grand Theft Auto (GTA) mod, available for download on a Russian-speaking forum.

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WaterMiner Malware Author Can't Keep His Mouth Shut on Social Media

October 18, 2017

A Russian-speaking malware author is currently busy spreading a Monero miner hidden inside gaming mods

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Minerva Releases First Enterprise-Grade Malware Vaccination Solution for Endpoint Security

October 18, 2017

Building upon its core capability to deceive malware into inaction, Minerva has taken the concept of vaccination beyond simply a “cool idea” for lab environments and allowed this technique to be deployed at an enterprise level to expand the endpoint defender’s arsenal.

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Minerva Introduces First Enterprise-Grade Malware Vaccination Solution for Endpoint Security

October 18, 2017

Minerva today announced the release of the industry's first Endpoint Malware Vaccination module for enterprises, that helps simulate infection markers across enterprise endpoints to deceive malware into believing it has already infected the system.

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Modified video games on Russian forum tainted with WaterMiner cryptominer

October 15, 2017

The malware, known as WaterMiner, is also a mod – in this case, an altered version of a legit open-source miner known as XMRig, according to a Tuesday blog post from Minerva researchers, who shared their findings in advance with SC Media.

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Alive and Kickin'

October 3, 2017

No look into future ransomware threats is complete without at least a peek at the past. Companies will continue to see old ransomware evolve into new attacks, so unbutton your collars and take off your Sunday best, we won't be attending ransomware's funeral any time soon.

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Surviving Ransomware by Keeping Things Simple

September 27, 2017

This year has seen ransomware take the top spot when it comes to attention in the security world. A soon to be released study from Holger Schulze, founder of the 370,000-member Information Security Community on LinkedIn, shows that Ransomware has become a serious focal point.

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Endpoint Security, Ransomware and the End of Evasive Malware

August 17, 2017

How can you ensure prevention before detection? Lenny Zeltser explains in an IT Briefcase exclusive interview

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Gartner Predicts Information Security Spending To Reach $93 Billion In 2018

August 17, 2017

Minerva's Lenny Zeltser cautions that increasing spending for the sake of increasing spending is a poor strategy and offers some guidance for a more effective security strategy

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Evasive Malware on the Rise: Time to Stop Stealth Attacks in their Tracks

August 11, 2017

Fileless, evasive malware is shaping up to be the exploit of the future. Businesses must move quickly to supplement their endpoint protection solutions that depend on previously identified patterns and signatures. Eddy Bobritsky, our CEO, shares his thoughts on the future of malware.

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33 Hot New Security Products Announced At Black Hat 2017

July 30, 2017

Minerva's Anti-Evasion Platform is on CRN Magazine's wrap up of the hottest new security products at Black Hat 2017.

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Bot vs Bot in Never-Ending Cycle of Improving Artificial intelligence

July 25, 2017

Omri Moyal talks to SecurityWeek about how adversaries arm themselves with the capabilities to evade anti-malware solutions that use machine learning.

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Minerva Tackles Ransomware with Anti-Evasion Platform

July 19, 2017

Minerva has added significant new capabilities to its Anti-Evasion Platform, which strengthens endpoint security to prevent unknown threats that get past existing defenses.

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Minerva Boosts Anti-Evasion Platform Capabilities

July 19, 2017

Minerva expands deception-based approach for endpoint security to fight broader evasive malware techniques.

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