Many Security Professionals Don’t Understand Modern Malware

One of the most famous quotes attributed to Sun Tzu is, “If you know your enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.” This statement should certainly apply to the current cyber threat landscape. Security professionals should have strong knowledge about new types of malware, the cybercrime market, and the tactics used by cyber adversaries so they can design and implement the appropriate countermeasures.

Yup, security professionals should know about sophisticated cyber threats in order to bolster defenses and detect anomalous network behavior. Unfortunately, many security professionals aren’t nearly knowledgeable enough in this area. ESG recently published a new research report titled, Advanced Malware Detection and Prevention Trends.

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