Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Malware as-a-Service

Fighting Malware: Why Speed Is More Important Than Ever

Lastline's Patrick Bedwell on Malware-as-a-Service and Breach Trends
Patrick Bedwell, head of product marketing, Lastline

To stop malware, it helps to spot it as fast as possible and keep tabs on what it might be trying to do.

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"We all know that a well-funded, patient, creative attacker - there's no way to keep them out," says Lastline's Patrick Bedwell. So organizations have an imperative to spot attacks - including malware and attackers' lateral movement and command-and-control communications - as quickly as possible and arrest them.

In a video interview at the recent Infosecurity Europe conference in London, Bedwell discusses:

  • Prevention versus detection and reaction;
  • How attackers laterally traverse networks;
  • Malware-as-a-service trends;
  • Enterprise-focused identity and intellectual property theft via credential stealing and stuffing.

Bedwell heads product marketing for Lastline. Previously, he's worked at organizations such as AlienVault, Fortinet and Arcot Systems.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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