Get Ready for 'Fileless' Malware Attacks


Published: 13 February 2017 ID: G00319450

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Summary

Malware authors are shifting to fileless attacks to evade traditional defenses. Security and risk management leaders tasked with protecting Windows endpoints must understand how endpoint protection platform solutions exploit mitigations and application controls protect against attacks.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Understanding the Rise of Fileless Malware
    • Focus on Security Hygiene and Patch Management
    • Options for Endpoint-Based Exploit Mitigation
    • An Alternative to Endpoint-Based Exploit Mitigation
    • Defending Against Script-Based Attacks
      • Microsoft PowerShell
      • Windows Management Instrumentation
    • Protecting Endpoints With Application Control
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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