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Flatten the Risk Curve with Deterministic Prevention

There is a slight problem with the received wisdom on cyber defense.

Defenders build high walls. Attackers build higher ladders. Walls are expensive. Ladders are cheap. Defenders rely on walls. Attackers surmount walls.

There is a reason for this.

Cyber defenses are static. They can only stop what they know or predict. This means they are powerless when it comes to stopping unknown attacks. In the lucky case where they do stop an attack before it’s too late, the effort of finding it is enormous. As a result, cyber defense is a costly, endless process of erecting higher barriers, racing to protect them from the latest attacks, and trying to forecast which wall to reinforce next. Expensive and unrewarding.

Thankfully, there is more to the whole story.

Unknown (zero-day) attacks are easy to design and effective. But they have a fatal flaw. Unless they can execute malicious code at a target — a specific resource at a specific location in memory — they can’t even get started. And the good news is that this flaw is a common denominator of zero-day attacks. They all have it and it’s not something that’s going away.

Moving Target Defense leverages this flaw of zero-day attacks, whether they’re file-less, web- or browser-based, or file-based. It’s dynamic, not static. It morphs the runtime environment every time a user clicks on a file or browses to a website. This makes the target unknowable and unfindable to the attacker.

Steve Brown, VP of MIS at ECMD, a North Carolina-based home building products manufacturer and distributor, is a firm believer in the product’s capabilities.

“We were very impressed with Morphisec’s underlying computer science of obfuscating memory,” Brown said. “To our knowledge, it is unique in the industry. Their approach allows them to block and trap a wide array of zero day malware that other techniques would miss.”

For RC Woodson, VP of IT at Doyon Limited, Morphisec empowered the Alaska Native regional company’s security team with real-time insight including, never before available, critical attack behavior details of every advanced threat blocked.

Morphisec offers a critical layer of defense, protecting OS memory and closing the patch gap. It demolishes the framework that allows attack code to execute in the first place. No code execution, no attack. Deterministic prevention. No alerts. No analysis. No dwell time.  A fast and inexpensive way to flatten the risk curve — taking out the spikes — not to mention the cost and effort curve.

Arthur Braunstein"> Arthur Braunstein
Arthur Braunstein is Morphisec’s Vice President of US Sales. Arthur has more than 25 years of executive management and sales leadership experience, including over 10 years in the data and cyber security industry. Before joining Morphisec, he was Vice President at Big Belly, leading their industry sector expansion. Prior to Big Belly, he served as VP Strategic Accounts at CloudLock, a cloud cybersecurity company, where he focused on large enterprise customers. Prior to that, Arthur built the major accounts strategy and portfolio for Verdasys (now known as Digital Guardian). Previously, he held executive level roles at Escort Inc., ArchiText, Polaroid and AT&T.
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