Advanced Malware Protection a Major Draw at Infosecurity Europe

Advanced Malware Protection a Major Draw at Infosecurity Europe

Three days of crowded presentations attest to extreme interest in advanced malware protection and the importance of quickly detecting and responding to data breaches.

  

Infosecurity Europe 2017

This past week, Lastline was a sponsor of Infosecurity Europe, the region’s largest and most important information security event of the year. Held at the Olympia Grand exhibition center in London and with the theme of “Cybersecurity at the Speed of Business”, the halls were buzzing as nearly 18,000 attendees sought out the latest cybersecurity technologies and solutions.

We were particularly pleased with the amount of traffic and crowds squeezing into the Lastline booth. It was obvious that attendees were anxious to augment their existing malware detection systems with more powerful and advanced solutions. Lastline’s Deep Content Inspection™, unmatched accuracy, and quick-response capabilities were major topics of interest.

Dr. Giovanni Vigna

A highlight for Infosec visitors was the presentation by Dr. Giovanni Vigna, Lastline’s CTO and co-founder, on Adversarial Machine Learning.

Infosecurity Europe machine learning

Giovanni explained that although Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been touted as the next pivotal technology in malware classification, the risks from adversarial machine learning are often understated. Speaking to an overflow audience, he presented possible attacks against AI-based security systems and offered new insights into what AI can (and cannot) do for cybersecurity.

Jamie Moles

Other highlights included standing-room-only presentations by Jamie Moles in Lastline partners’ Tripwire and Infinigate stands. It was clear that those attending were eager to learn more and start protecting their organizations from advanced threats.

Industry Thought Leaders

Infosecurity Europe was also a perfect venue for meeting with industry thought leaders and the media. We spent two full days in meetings with industry analysts and the press. The analyst community continues to follow Lastline closely, and various reports show us as the leader in accurately detecting advanced malware. Recent coverage by SC Magazine, ITSP Magazine, Information Security Buzz, and other publications demonstrate a deep interest in what we are doing.

Upcoming Survey

During the show, Lastline also conducted a survey about security professionals’ awareness of malware. We think our customers, partners, and followers will find the results fascinating. So, watch for that in an upcoming blog.

The Takeaway

Those of us in attendance may be a bit tired as a result of a week of conversations and demos, but more importantly, we’re enthusiastic about the interest in our message and technology. The whole experience was a strong testament to what we are doing. There’s a huge need for advanced malware prevention technologies, and finding and implementing the best solutions are top of mind for a majority of the security personnel in attendance.

Bert Rankin

Bert Rankin

Bert Rankin has been leading technology innovation for over 25 years including over 5 years in security solutions that prevent cybercrime. He is a frequent blogger and is often quoted in security-related articles. Bert earned is BA from Harvard University and an MBA at Stanford University.
Bert Rankin