With studies showing some 57 percent of organizations have experienced a recent cybersecurity incident, 48 percent of those were caused by outdated security controls and architecture. Browsers often create security issues for an organization, and they run a full range of plugins that can create headaches for IT teams in managing, updating and controlling what employees install.
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A new type of attack using a legitimate Windows mechanism rather than code vulnerabilities has been found by security researchers, potentially used to carry code injection attacks that would go completely unnoticed by traditional security software.
Note: This article was developed in collaboration with Marc Trouard-Riolle, Principal Product Marketing Manager, Citrix Systems Inc.
The cloud will most commonly be used in a hybrid manner by 2020, according to a Gartner report, emphasizing that operating entirely off the cloud will largely disappear by the end of the decade.
Since nothing that’s being executed in raw memory is encrypted – just scrambled – APTs that try to execute malicious code on a machine will be intercepted by HVI long before they actually compromise the operating system. In fact, as soon as the malicious code, even delivered via zero-day exploit, tries to execute in the VMs memory, the introspection engine will immediately “see” the malicious action and the code that was trying to be executed.
Recent cybersecurity incidents have left organizations and companies struggling to implement the necessary resources to minimize IT risks, regardless of how much security budgets have increased. More than 71 percent of organizations fear zero-day attacks and strongly believe they’re the most serious threats, and over 74 percent believe that it’s likely and very likely that their organization will be hit by an APT (Advanced Persistent Threat).