Symantec: Cloud Generation Malware Analysis

The success of recent malware attacks has made headlines by crippling corporations, robbing shareholders, and damaging the credit of thousands of consumers. These attacks make it abundantly clear that cybercriminals continue to evolve, creating adaptive threats and malware that can that can bypass the security defenses of many organisations. Some advanced malware can actually sense a sandbox environments and mutate like a biological virus. At the same time, hackers continue to show endless ingenuity in penetrating corporate networks. This whitepaper describes how malware is evolving, how it functions, and how it can be identified, neutralised, and blocked by what Symantec refers to as cloud generation malware analysis, which is available as a robust enterprise cloud service that aims to protects company assets by passing the known-good, blocking the known-bad, and quickly and accurately analysing the unknown.