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“The 101” – Episode 1 – What is a Non-Malware Attack?

July 13, 2017 / Sean Blanton

Welcome to our new video series, “The 101!” This weekly security series aims to do one thing: define endpoint security, one question at a time. Tune in each week as we tackle a new term, concept or comparison in our ongoing effort to cut through the noise and provide clear definitions.

Security can be complex, and in order to work together and communicate our successes and challenges, we need a common vocabulary to pull from. I’ve spent most of my career in the security world, in a lot of difference capacities, and if there’s one thing I have seen throughout it’s that we win when (and only when) we work together. And working together starts with a firm understanding of the basics.

In our very first episode we jump right into the thick of things and ask: “What is a non-malware attack?” It’s a term rising in prominence but sometimes requires deeper explanation.

In this episode we provide a clear definition along with a quick example to help explain exactly what a non-malware attack is, what it can do, and why it is so dangerous.

TAGS: Carbon Black. The 101 / NGAV / Non-Malware Attacks