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Defend your edge infrastructure from malware attacks.

Defend your edge infrastructure from malware attacks.

April 04, 2023

In our previous article titled “Zero-day attacks in distributed edge environments", we addressed the issue of zero-day vulnerabilities in the edge computing ecosystem. We also discussed methods to mitigate zero-day malware attacks in edge environments, highlighting the significance of employing a multi-layer cybersecurity approach. 

This approach aims to establish several security layers to enable enterprises to effectively safeguard themselves against various types of cyber threats, including malware, ransomware, phishing attacks, and insider threats. Each layer of defense adds an extra barrier to shield the company’s data and resources. 

A zero-trust framework is another important security principle that can help mitigate the effects of malware attacks. This type of security model is designed to secure both inside and external edge devices of the organization, requiring authentication and verification before granting access to any resources or applications. In the zero-trust cybersecurity approach, it is assumed that all edge devices and users are potentially malicious, and no one is inherently trusted.

The zero-trust cybersecurity reduces the risk of malware infecting the network by isolating potentially malicious edge devices and restricting their access to critical resources. Additionally, the zero-trust model can also prevent the horizontal spread of malware within the enterprise network by allowing each edge device to access only the resources that are necessary for specific functions. 

In one of our previous articles, we discussed the zero-trust cybersecurity framework in detail. AI EdgeLabs has a distinct strategy for enterprise-level zero-trust edge security, providing CISOs with the necessary tools to adapt to new technologies, such as automated AI and proactive edge security techniques. 

With AI EdgeLabs cutting-edge security platform, organizations can safeguard their sensitive data in real-time, protecting it from all types of attacks. By leveraging this state-of-the-art platform, enterprises can increase their operational efficiency and efficacy. The platform employs advanced technology that reduces downtime and outages by 97 percent while simultaneously decreasing data breach costs by 18 percent. Using AI EdgeLabs’ security platform, companies can rest assured that their data is well protected, allowing them to focus on their core business operations without worrying about cyber threats.

Advanced threat detection

Malware attacks on edge infrastructure can be complex and challenging to detect. Such attacks may leverage zero-day vulnerabilities or exploit weaknesses in the edge infrastructure, allowing attacks to gain unauthorized access to sensitive data and leading to other malicious outcomes. 

In order to ensure that edge infrastructure is adequately protected, an edge security platform must have advanced threat detection capabilities to identify zero-day malware attacks and other sophisticated threats that may evade traditional security measures. This means that the platform should be able to identify and neutralize zero-day malware attacks using the combination of advanced machine learning algorithms, behavioral analytics, and threat intelligence in real time.

Take machine learning algorithms, for instance, which can analyze network traffic to detect unusual behavior that could indicate potential malware attacks. Behavior analytics can likewise be used to identify patterns of behavior that could signify malicious activity, and threat intelligence can be used to deliver information on emerging threats and new attack vectors. 

In the next section of this article, we will delve into each of these techniques in detail–

1. Advanced machine learning capabilities

Advanced machine learning capabilities use algorithms to analyze significant amounts of data to identify patterns and anomalies. This technique involves training machine learning models on large datasets to recognize different types of malware behavior. The models can then use this knowledge to identify and respond to new and previously unknown threats. Machine learning has become an effective mechanism in detecting zero-day malware attacks. 

AI EdgeLabs security platform offers an innovative approach to edge security that sets it apart from the rest. Using advanced machine learning and reinforcement learning algorithms, our platform can predict potential threats before they become actual attacks, thus enabling proactive threat mitigation. In addition, our risk assessment feature allows enterprises to assess the potential impact of identified threats, which helps prioritize security resources towards the most crucial cyber threats. 

2. Behavioral analysis

The AI EdgeLabs platform not only analyzes network and user behavior but also includes monitoring of connected IoT device behavior and abnormal activity. This advanced feature allows the security tool to identify and alert any unusual activity on connected devices in the edge infrastructure with 99.8% accuracy, ensuring maximum security for the entire system. AI EdgeLabs platform takes security to the next level by offering exceptional support to security teams with its anomalous behavior reporting feature.

Threat intelligence

Threat intelligence is a proactive approach to detecting and preventing zero-day malware attacks on edge infrastructure in real time. This process involves gathering and analyzing of information about new threats from a wide range of resources, such as internal network logs and external threat intelligence feeds. Threat intelligence can help detect known malware attacks and provide information on techniques used by hackers, allowing security teams to better defend against future attacks. 

With the AI EdgeLabs security platform, you can rest assured knowing that our advanced technologies include the SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) alert lifecycle. This process begins with the detection of any potential threat. Our platform is designed to thoroughly analyze and compare the detected event with other events to determine if it’s part of a larger threat. 

The forensic investigation feature provides comprehensive, detailed reporting and analysis of network traffic and user behavior. Additionally, the platform has the ability to help the SOC team conduct efficient forensic investigations to determine the root cause of any detected security incidents.

Autonomous cyber AI

The AI EdgeLabs platform boasts an autonomous AI system that quickly identifies and interrupts ongoing cyber attacks within seconds of its initiation. These attacks include DDoS, botnet, and malware that seriously threaten the edge environments. Equipped with advanced artificial intelligence technologies, the security platform can respond to threats in real time, enabling swift identification and neutralization of potential security breaches. 

AI EdgeLabs security platform provides all the necessary protection to keep your data and edge infrastructure safe and secure from zero-day malware attacks.

 

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