How Windows Defender Antivirus integrates hardware-based system integrity for informed, extensive endpoint protection

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 16:30:35 +0000

The deep integration of Windows Defender Antivirus with hardware-based isolation capabilities allows the detection of artifacts of attacks that tamper with kernel-mode agents at the hypervisor level.

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New machine learning model sifts through the good to unearth the bad in evasive malware

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2019 16:30:55 +0000

Most machine learning models are trained on a mix of malicious and clean features. Attackers routinely try to throw these models off balance by stuffing clean features into malware. Monotonic models are resistant against adversarial attacks because they are trained differently: they only look for malicious features. The magic is this: Attackers can’t evade a monotonic model by adding clean features. To evade a monotonic model, an attacker would have to remove malicious features.

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