New Delhi, Oct 11 (Agency) Attacks using fileless malware have become more complex and the actors behind them have created new advanced means of implementing them, an expert said here. Kaspersky, a Russian multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider company, claimed to have discovered the new methods used to keep the code hidden from prying eyes. In a conversation with UNI, Denis Legazo, Lead Security Researcher, Kaspersky, said: ”Being conscious of cybersecurity in everyday situations is known as cybersecurity awareness. Businesses must ensure they’re implementing the proper security measures, educating their staff, and removing any weaknesses that leave them open to an attack as new malware strains proliferate. “Human error’s apparent vulnerability can seriously harm a company’s operations.
Cybersecurity awareness includes understanding the risks of using social media, checking email, and visiting the web,” he said. On the seriousness of cyber threat, he said: “Everyone of us has a professional deformation for sure and my proficient deformation shows me it’s almost everywhere because I deal with it every day.” So, what should be done to protect from cyber attacks? Legazo said: ”The information security industry is on heightened vigilance due to numerous new and growing cybersecurity threats. The data and assets of businesses, governments, and people are always at risk due to more complex cyberattacks involving malware, phishing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies, and more. “Installing firewall and antivirus programmes on your computer will protect it from online threats.
Constantly update your software, especially your operating system’s security updates. Make sure to set up stringent security settings for both your browser and email. Avoid installing or running suspicious software, and avoid clicking on links and attachments in emails. ”Companies believe they are secure because of perimeter security. However, some sophisticated malware will eventually enter your network. Deploying technologies that continuously monitor and identify malware that has gotten past perimeter defences is essential. “You need to be able to recognise malicious actors rapidly to remove malware. You must delete the virus from your network immediately after recognising the threat. It calls for ongoing network scanning. “All employees should be required to complete security awareness training to ensure that they do their duties while appropriately protecting company information,” he said.