The little virus that took down an empire

Every day, all around the world, malware is attacking organizations and businesses from all sizes, affecting their day-to-day activities and causing businesses losses which can be significant. When you think about it, all it takes is one little malware to take down even the biggest of organizations. This reminds me of the epiphany moment David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum, Independence Day movie) has when he realizes how to take down the alien ships which were heavily shielded and impenetrable by human weapons. He wrote down a virus which took down their defenses and helped defeat the big bad aliens.

via GIPHY

OK, that was just a movie, but can this happen in real life? Well, it does in a way, all the time like the ransomware attack that crippled a Johannesburg electricity supplier, Baltimore’s ransomware attack (which cost $10M to recover from) and many more in the last few years.

These attacks don’t need to be the reason your organization grinds into a halt or breached. That’s why it is very important to implement multi-layered defense systems in every aspect of the organization, from firewalls & WAFs to MFA & IAM systems to endpoint security.
Even on the endpoint, which is the *first and last line of defense of the organization you can have a multi-layered approach using the right set of tools to defend from unknown & advanced malware. This is one of the reasons we integrated Windows Defender & Windows Firewall to our Active Deception platform, to increase organizations’ security posture on the endpoint without compromising their operational needs or burdening their teams with complex tools.
So, you’re probably asking yourself, is this the solution that can save my organization? Will it be heavy or interfere with what I already have?
It can definitely help you in numerous ways

  • Our solution prevents unknown & advanced attacks that manage to bypass current security tools – better than detecting and remediating!
  • It’s extremely lightweight, doesn’t affect user experience or the organization’s IT infrastructure.
  • It’s very easy to operate, takes a few minutes of training and configuration and you’re good to go!
  • It’s developed in user-mode, which is much more stable than kernel based solutions (which can also interfere with each other).

* First – USB, external disks, etc.
Last – network/gateway security systems that didn’t detect the threat before entering the endpoint

If you’d like to learn more and see the solution in action for yourself, just reach out to us company@deceptivebytes.com