Gartner Research

Improving Malware Protection Maturity by Using Attack Scenarios

Published: 21 March 2017

ID: G00317553

Analyst(s): Mario de Boer


Malware protection requires a careful balance between different technologies across networks and endpoints. Technical professionals can use the attack scenarios and capability maturity model in this research to assess the maturity of their malware architecture and to plan for improvements.

Table Of Contents


  • Malware Threat Assessments
  • Malware Protection Capability Maturity Model
    • Level 1: Ad Hoc
    • Level 2: Basic
    • Level 3: Managed
    • Level 4: Controlled
    • Level 5: Avoiding
  • Strengths and Weaknesses of the Maturity Model


  • Assess the Strength of Your Current Malware Architecture
  • Define a Future Malware Protection Architecture That Matches Relevant Attack Scenarios
  • Improve Malware Protection Step-by-Step

The Details

  • Capability Maturity Model: A Detailed Definition
  • Common Attack Scenarios

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