PDF Security: protection from zero-day content-based malware attacks

March 2013

Nexor have just released a press statement about a new approach to protecting against PDF viruses and file based malware that has been incorporated into Nexor Merlin. In the press release I am quoted as saying:

“Current Antivirus technology has reached the plateau of what it can achieve. The combination of Nexor and Glasswall technologies provides a new approach that is not dependent on signatures that describe what is known to be bad historically. This enables customers to have confidence that they are protected from the next Beebus like zero-day attack hidden in documents.”

In the coming months I will blog more details about using content security techniques to enable the safe use of PDF, reducing the risk from PDF malware.



Author Bio – Colin Robbins

Colin Robbins is Nexor’s Managing Security Consultant. He is a Fellow of the IISP, and a NCSC certified Security and Information Risk Adviser (Lead CCP) and Security Auditor (Senior CCP). He has specific technical experience in Secure Information Exchange & Identity Systems and is credited as the co-inventor of LDAP. He also has a strong interest in security governance, being a qualified ISO 27001 auditor.


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