Got to be better than human protection: New firm using machine learning anti-malware

RotM Security firm Cylance is using machine learning to fight what many firms regard as the already lost battle of keeping computers free of malware. While mainstream thinking in the industry has moved towards acceptance that malware infections are inevitable and the focus has to be on detection and response, the US startup isn’t ready to throw in the towel. It claims its rule-based engine is far more effective than conventional antivirus software from the likes of Symantec and Intel Security (McAfee). “Prevention is better than detection after the fact and the only way you can do that is with a machine,” said Grant Moerschel, sales engineering director at Cylance. The firm is applying a stats-based approach to threat detection that it claims offers 99 per cent detection rates in…


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