Incident & Breach Response , Managed Detection & Response (MDR) , Security Operations

Fighting Against Fileless Attacks

Crowdstrike's Dan Larson on Evolving Threats and Defenses
Dan Larson, vice president, Crowdstrike

About half of today's cyberattacks are malware-free and don't involve having to write any files to disk, says Dan Larson of Crowdstrike. These attacks get around conventional defenses, such as firewalls and antivirus programs, so they require new defenses, he says.

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In a video interview at the recent Infosecurity Europe conference in London, Larson discusses:

  • The threat of fileless, in-memory attacks;
  • The rise of e-crime, including ransomware as a service;
  • New ways to defend against next-generation attacks.

Larson is vice president of product marketing at the security firm Crowdstrike. He previously held leadership positions at Intel Security, McAfee and Safeboot Corp., among other firms.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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