Protecting Endpoints From Malware: A New ApproachGeorge Kaminski of Palo Alto Networks Describes Effective Strategies
Upgrading endpoint protection is an important step toward mitigating the risk of sophisticated ransomware and other malware attacks, says George Kaminski of Palo Alto Networks.
"Historically, anti-virus worked, but now it's kind of a needle in a haystack problem, where we're looking for a specific file," he notes. "The problem is the attackers know this, so they just change the file, mutate it and use new techniques that can bypass traditional anti-virus protection."
As a result, organizations need advanced endpoint protection that can identify and stop exploit behaviors, he says.
In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at the recent Healthcare Security Summit in New York, Kaminski:
- Describes a new approach to endpoint protection;
- Emphasizes the need to prevent macro execution and educate users on various protective measures;
- Explains why ransomware attacks will continue to be a major threat.
Kaminski is a systems engineering manager supporting the New York metro named account team at Palo Alto Networks. He oversees pre-sales engineering, sales and technical training activities in the New York area. Kaminski leverages a background in business strategy, engineering management, systems engineering, and network interoperability testing in his role. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, he was a systems engineer at Fortinet and Juniper Networks, supporting pre-sales and technical training activities. In addition, he has worked at Lucent Technologies, Avaya and Extreme Networks.