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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Minerva Labs' unique solution for protecting home-office users' endpoints, integrates with any VPN provider. The solution provides full endpoint protection against known and unknown threats such as file-less attacks, PowerShell scripts, ransomware, malicious documents (macro), and other evasive malware. It also provides browser isolation and full integration with built-in Microsoft Windows Defender.
Minerva Labs, a leader in cyber protection for edge devices and servers, which protects more than one million end-users worldwide, offers a unique home computer security (BYOD) solution while working remotely on the corporate network.
Minerva Labs, announced today that it has released version 3.0 of its Endpoint Threat Prevention Platform.
The new version includes the ability to make critical assets become invisible and unreachable for malware and adversaries. in addition, the new version enables capture endpoint activities for investigations and threat hunting, seamless integration with baseline anti-malware tools, such as Microsoft® Windows® Defender, so customers can use the Minerva Management Console to centrally orchestrate multiple security layers.
Minerva Labs today announced that it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program and has achieved VMware Ready status for its Anti-Evasion Platform. This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process Minerva's solution has achieved VMware’s highest level of endorsement and is supported on VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) for production environments
Minerva Labs, announced today that it has achieved technical integration of its Anti-Evasion Platform with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator™(ePO), enabling common customers to gain improved endpoint protection against both evasive and non-evasive malware from ever-evolving cyber threats.
Minerva Labs, a leading provider of anti-evasion technology for enterprise endpoints, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Minerva Labs to its 2018 Emerging Vendors List in the Security category.
Minerva Labs, a leading provider of anti-evasion technology for enterprise endpoints, today announced that the company has won the prestigious Red Herring Top 100 North America award, recognizing the continent’s most exciting and innovative private technology companies. This follows recent recognition as a Red Herring Top 100 Europe winner as well.
Minerva Labs, a leading provider of anti-evasion technology for enterprise endpoints, and BlueVoyant, a provider of Advanced Threat Intelligence, Managed Security, and Incident Response today disclosed a successful joint defense against a highly evasive banking Trojan called Emotet.
Minerva Labs today announced that the company has won the Red Herring Top 100 Europe award, which recognizes Europe's leading private companies and celebrating startups' innovations and technologies across their respective industries.
2017 demonstrated significant advancements in defensive measures, such as artificial intelligence being incorporated into traditional and "next-gen" endpoint security solutions, yet it also confirmed that adversaries continue to find ways around such defensive measures.
Company continues to excel in US market by doubling customer base in the past twelve months. In addition, in 2017 Minerva Labs released several, significant updates to their Anti-Evasion Platform in enhancing endpoint defense from evasive threats.
The industry's first Endpoint Malware Vaccination tool for enterprises helps simulate infection markers across enterprise endpoints, to deceive malware into believing it has already infected the system, enabling enterprises to reduce detection time and contain attacks.