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Blue Coat takes malware hunt to the node

Taylor Armerding | Aug. 29, 2012
Tracking infrastructure of malnets gives the security industry 'the big picture,' says company researcher

There are two ways to thwart cyber criminals, he said. "You can go after legally," but Blue Coat doesn't have good presence with that. "We focus on detecting their [malnet] infrastructure in real time and letting clients know."

"All our known threats go into a database. We have updates every five minutes, and four times a day we do a bigger update," he said.

Even with that, the threats keep getting more frequent and more diverse, van der Horst said. "The bad guys are really diversifying in location and activities. And organized crime has big presence in this space. All of the things they have done for years, all of that applies in cyberspace."


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