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02/2013

The Demise in Effectiveness of Signature and Heuristic Based Antivirus

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Today there is an urgent emphasis being placed by vendors on the need for antivirus to be installed on an increasing number of computing platforms used within organisations. The aim of this is to satisfy risk controls while also forming part of an organisation’s technical information security strategy. This market demand for antivirus has led to a number of security products which do little to actually protect the user, their data or the organisation.

Table Of Contents

  • The ineffective nature of signature and heuristics based AV
  • Heuristics are readily bypassed
  • Security Products are not always secure products

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