Why Memory Attacks are on the Rise and How to Stop Them

Tech 1 (718A) October 3, 2018 1:25 pm - 2:25 pm Feedback     

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Josh Fu

Memory-based, fileless, or living-off-the-land attacks were one of the most prevalent types of attacks in 2017 and are only growing. But how do they happen and why are they on the rise? The short answer is that they work because they are less detectable by traditional and many next gen antivirus solutions. For example, Word documents are often used because the file itself is not considered malware. This talk will teach you the real-world examples of this type of attack, examples of how they occur, why bad guys love them, and how you can detect and stop these attacks using only tools and processes readily available to you today.