AVAR 2019 Cybersecurity Conference Report

OPSWAT, Inc. participated “The 22nd INTERNATIONAL AVAR CYBERSECURITY CONFERENCE”, November 6 - 9, 2019 Osaka, Japan, as Gold Sponsor. AVAR (Association of Anti Virus Asia Researchers) was formed in June, 1998 with a mission to prevent the spread of malware and the damage caused by it. AVAR aims to do this by developing cooperative relationships among anti-malware experts in Asia.

At the first day of the conference, Randy Abrams, Senior Security Analyst at OPSWAT, presented “Multiscanning: Making Sense of the Numbers” at Main Conference Hall.

At this session, Randy mentioned “Almost all of the new malware seen today is only ever seen one time by one vendor. This is due to polymorphism. It is because of this that the total number of, unique malware samples seen each day is approximately 90% of the total number of malware seen by all vendors combined. Since you can’t be using all of the solutions one the endpoint multiscanning should be used inline with email servers, ICAP servers, and every other point where files enter an organization, and where files are transferred and stored inside of the network.”

And Randy added “An integrated multiscanning system leverages the strengths of several antimalware vendor’s offerings. This includes technological approaches, geographical diversity, sensor nodes, and time-to-detect. The use of multiple scanning engines can also help in evaluating potential false positives. “

 If you would like to know more about the session, please watch the whole session video “Multiscanning: Making Sense of the Numbers” and the session slide is here.

OPSWAT also exhibited Cross-Domain Solutions at Main Conference Room, which creates a data and device transfer process that delivers trust across the entire perimeter, for Critical Infrastructure Protection.

The Cross-Domain Solutions includes the following products.

MetaDefender Kiosk ensures compliance by inspecting all media for malware, vulnerabilities, and sensitive data.

MetaDefender Drive creates a portable perimeter, inspecting devices, even before they boot up.

MetaDefender Vault is a secure file storage and retrieval solution that protects critical files.

Product Datasheets are here.

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