How The Attack Has Changed
HWM Singapore|August 2018

Jeff Hurmuses, Area VP for Asia Pacific, Malwarebytes.

Alvin Soon

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What are some common misconceptions that people have about antivirus software?

The perception is that I have an antivirus and I’m protected. The reality is that the threat of the attack has changed dramatically. You are no longer protected by a signature-based technology. You need to defend yourself against the unknown. And you need a multiple-layered approach.

Malwarebytes provides seven layers of protection. There are two layers based on signatures — that’s the known. And then we have five layers of the unknown, which are based on the telemetry we receive. Every day, 500,000 people download our software for free. Every day, we stop three million pieces of malware.

All this data goes into a huge database. It provides us with the telemetry to protect our customers from the unknown.

Could you give a specific example of how the attack has changed?

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