Targeted attackers are using an increasingly wide range of deception techniques to muddy the waters of attribution, planting ‘False Flag’ timestamps, language strings, malware, among other things, and operating under the cover of non-existent groups, according to a paper presented at Virus Bulletin by Kaspersky Lab security researchers Brian Bartholomew and Juan-Andres Guerrero-Sade
The dedicated cloud security service from Kaspersky Lab – including its technology and approach – have been awarded a United States Patent, the company announced today. The technology at the core of the Kaspersky Private Security Network allows businesses with specific regulatory requirements and strict data transfer policies to benefit from effective and instant threat detection from the cloud, without compromising on corporate standards.
To be able to effectively fight the ever-growing number and diversity of modern cyberthreats, security solutions need to maintain a continuous data exchange with a cloud: this allows them to quickly and more accurately analyze new specimens of malicious programs and websites.
The global cloud-based threat intelligence platform, Kaspersky Security Network, processes depersonalized metadata voluntarily submitted by millions of Kaspersky Lab product users providing on-the-fly detection and immediate reaction to new threats. As part of its Humachine approach and in combination with other security components, Kaspersky Lab’s big data of security intelligence ensures the industry’s highest detection rate and lowest false positives rate, as proven by independent test results.
However, a distributed cloud infrastructure built on servers that are strategically located in different countries, may not meet the requirements of some organizations. Healthcare companies, financial institutions, government agencies and other businesses working with highly sensitive data and under strict compliance requirements, may not allow any data to be sent outside their corporate network.
The patented technology from Kaspersky Lab provides these companies with a solution that allows them to benefit from Kaspersky Lab’s cloud platform while fully complying with their policies and requirements. Kaspersky Private Security Network, a private cloud with a local copy of the Kaspersky Security Network, can be built on customers’ servers within their corporate infrastructure. The unique system ensures regular one-way synchronization with the Kaspersky Security Network: the depersonalized threat data for effective detection constantly feeds into the customer’s protection while no data is sent outside.
“Due to the role cloud computing and big data play in quick and accurate detection, services like Kaspersky Security Network are indispensable in cybersecurity. However, customers operating under strict regulations and data transfer policies are forced to disable cloud services like this, and therefore, cut off a powerful protection layer. We’re pleased to offer a solution that allows our customers to be protected, without compromising on either cybersecurity or compliance,” comments Anton Lapushkin, Head of Cloud Infrastructure Development at Kaspersky Lab and one of the authors of the technology.
Kaspersky Private Security Network is available globally as a part of Kaspersky Lab’s next generation cybersecurity portfolio for enterprise. To learn more about our services and solutions for Endpoint Security, Fraud Prevention, protection from targeted attacks and cloud security, please visit our corporate website.
Kaspersky Lab currently has over 580 patents registered in US, Russia, EU, and China. To read more about the patent #: US009667657, please visit this official webpage.
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