Bit9 Explains Flame Technology and Discusses What Makes This Advanced Persistent Threat Attack Unique – and How to Stop It
06.20.12 – Waltham, Mass. - Bit9, the global leader in Advanced Threat Protection, will host a webcast entitled, “The Future of Cyber Espionage: Don’t Get Burned by ‘Flame’ and Other Advanced Persistent Threats,” on June 26, 2012, 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. EDT. Bit9 is the only IT security company to report that its technology successfully stopped what experts are calling the most sophisticated malware ever discovered, Flame. The webcast will feature Harry Sverdlove, Bit9′s chief technology officer, who draws from nearly two decades of application design and analysis with industry-leading IT enterprises.
During an eight-month custom persistent attack on one of its customers Bit9’s technology prevented Flame from running and executing on the customer’s endpoints, laptops and servers. At this time, Bit9 is the only company to have reported that it prevented Flame from successfully executing an attack. Additionally, Iran’s CERT team has revealed that 43 tested antivirus (AV) solutions failed to prevent the attack. The Flame attack is now notorious for exposing the failure of AV companies as evident by a recent open letter from Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer of F-Secure. In his letter on failing to detect Flame, Hypponen writes, “What this means is that all of us had missed detecting this malware for two years, or more. That’s a spectacular failure for our company and for the antivirus industry in general.”
Attend this webinar to learn more about Flame, other advanced persistent threats (APTs), and what you can do to protect your organization.
Who: Harry Sverdlove, Bit9 Chief Technology Officer
When: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 9:00 a.m. EDT & 2:00 p.m. EDT
Where/How: To attend Bit9’s live webcast, please visit: https://www.bit9.com/landing/2012/06/flame-webcast/index.php
During an eight-month period that began in fall 2011 and stretched into spring 2012, a Bit9 customer was consistently attacked by the Flame malware. However, thanks to Bit9’s trust-based application control and whitelisting technology the malware was continually blocked from entering any of the customer’s endpoints, laptops or servers.
In this webcast, Harry Sverdlove will detail the power of Flame, discuss the malware’s attempts to infiltrate Bit9’s customer’s endpoints and describe in detail how Bit9 was able to stop the attack with its trust-based approach to security.
“Flame, like all malware, exploits vulnerabilities in enterprise systems, processes and people, and a broad and highly experienced talent pool with varied motivations is at work producing powerful targeted malware,” stated John Pescatore, vice president, distinguished analyst with Gartner in a recent report*. “Use ‘whitelisting’ approaches for critical servers whenever possible,” he added in the recommendations portion of the report.
For even more information, go to Bit9’s Flame resource center to watch the Bit9 video on Flame and download the Flame Threat Advisor Report, and more here.
Bit9, the global leader in Advanced Threat Protection and Endpoint Security, protects the world’s intellectual property (IP) by providing innovative, trust-based security solutions to detect and prevent sophisticated malware and cyber threats. The world’s leading brands rely on Bit9’s award-winning Advanced Threat Protection Platform for endpoint protection andwindows server security.
Bit9 stops advanced persistent threats by combining real-time sensors, cloud-based software reputation services, continuous monitoring and trust-based application control and whitelisting—eliminating the risk caused by malicious, illegal and unauthorized software. Bit9 also offers domain controller solutions to protect against modern cyber threats.
The company’s global customers come from a wide variety of industries, including e-commerce, financial services, government, healthcare, retail, technology and utilities. Bit9 was founded on a prestigious United States federal research grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology – Advanced Technology Program (NIST ATP) to conduct the research that is now at the core of the company’s solutions.
*Focus on the How, Not the Who, of Advanced Targeted Threats Like Flame, 30 May 2012, by John Pescatore, vice president and distinguished analyst, Gartner. Research ID# G00235838