How to Combat Fileless Attacks


A fileless attack (memory-based or living-off-the-land, for example) is one in which an attacker uses existing software, allowed applications and authorized protocols to carry out malicious activities. More and more attackers are moving away from traditional malware—in fact, 60 percent of today’s attacks involve fileless techniques. These attacks are capable of gaining control of computers without using traditional executable files as a first level of attack.

To help you understand this threat, what it looks like in your environment, and the role VMware Carbon Black can play in helping to combat it, take a look at this Fileless Attacks issue of our Threats on the Rise eBook series.


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