Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Malware as-a-Service , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

Fighting Sandbox-Evading Malware

Verizon's Ashish Thapar Shares Tips and Techniques
Ashish Thapar, managing principal, APJ, Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Malware detection needs to shift to detecting anomalous behavior, rather than depending on signature-based detection technologies to deal with such threats as sandbox-evading malware, says Verizon's Ashish Thapar.

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Sandbox-evading malware detects when it's being analyzed in a sandbox and shuts down and stays dormant, he explains. "That's why it's important that when we do reverse engineering, we look at both dynamic and static analysis," he says.

In this video interview at the recent RSA APJ 2018 conference in Singapore, Thapar discusses:

  • The ins and outs of the malware landscape;
  • Common malware detection mistakes;
  • How to effectively fight polymorphic/sandbox-evading malware.

Thapar is the managing principal, risk services - APJ, at Verizon Enterprise Solutions. His experience includes designing, implementing and managing information security management systems for organizations.

About the Author

Varun Haran

Varun Haran

Managing Director, Asia & Middle East, ISMG

Haran has been a technology journalist in the Indian market for over six years, covering the enterprise technology segment and specializing in information security. He has driven multiple industry events such as the India Computer Security Conferences (ICSC) and the first edition of the Ground Zero Summit 2013 during his stint at UBM. Prior to joining ISMG, Haran was first a reporter with TechTarget writing for SearchSecurity and SearchCIO; and later, correspondent with InformationWeek, where he covered enterprise technology-related topics for the CIO and IT practitioner.

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