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Anti-virus certification and ELAM

A route to accessing Windows Early Launch Antimalware (ELAM).

Anti-virus certification and ELAM

Anti-malware products monitor Microsoft Windows for malware. They try to notice when new, unwanted software runs, but some malware can be extra sneaky and hide. To get ahead of the game anti-malware products can start monitoring the system early, before other software applications start. The security software then watches as the various programs load during the Windows boot-up process.

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Cyber Security DE:CODED – Can Microsoft solve security?

“I have a PC… I like their delete key, which doesn’t exist on the Mac.”

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Show notes for series 2, episode 1

Can Microsoft solve security? Do you need anti-virus on your smartphone? And are Macs more secure than PCs?

We ask Eugene Kaspersky (Kaspersky) and Christian Seifert (Microsoft).

This episode’s Security Life Hack from Mikko Hypp√∂nen (WithSecure)!

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Cyber Security DE:CODED Series Two

All episodes of Cyber Security DE:CODED, Series Two

New episodes on the last Wednesday of the month.

Find all of the episodes from the award-winning Cyber Security DE:CODED Series Two in one handy place.

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Public endpoint test notification

Call to action for security vendors.

Public endpoint test notification commentary phase

Tests that follow the AMTSO testing Standard give vendors a chance to voice their opinions.

Register your interest

SE Labs has issued a new public endpoint test notification through the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO).

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Public and private testing

How security vendors work with SE Labs.

testing results

SE Labs works with security companies to help develop and validate their products. When a security company works with SE Labs it gains two main benefits. If the product performs well it gains a much sought-after award. If it encountered problems the testing team will provide valuable information to help fix the issues.

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Network detection and response testing explained

See our presentation video from the AMTSO Town Hall meeting.

network detection and response

Network detection and response products monitor networks for attacks. They look for related information too, to help detect and recover from breaches.

Network detection and response: TESTED!

SE Labs has applied its Enterprise Advanced Security testing methods to network detection and response products. In this video we explain how and why we test the way we do.

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Enterprise Advanced Security test expanded

The Enterprise Advanced Security testing programme includes new attack groups.

Enterprise Advanced Security

Our Enterprise Advanced Security (EAS) tests can assess any security software, hardware appliance, cloud service or combination thereof. Always evolving, these tests have expanded to include new attacks.

(These tests were originally called the Breach Response test. We renamed them for a number of reasons.)

Hackers and way they hack

Research on real attacker behaviour is a fundamental element of our EAS testing. Our team looks at the real-world behaviour of advanced threat groups, known as Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs).

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Can general security tests be useful?

Real-world security reports don’t always reflect your real world.

Real-world security reports

What makes a real-world security test useful? Does it need to provide a full assessment of a product or service? An assessment that is directly relevant for all potential customers? Or does it need to give just a taste of how effective a product can be?

The perfect security test

Tests can vary in how they are run and the level of information that they provide. Not all tests are equally reliable or even useful. But one thing they all have in common is that they aren’t perfect. Let’s look at how tests are limited, how you can interpret them and what the future holds.

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How to test for ‘false positives’

False positives are not all equal. Or always real false positives!

How to test for 'false positives'

Security tests ought to test for ‘false positives’. It’s important to see if a security product stops something good on a customer’s system, as well as the bad stuff.

Measuring the balance in security

Almost nothing in this world can be reduced to ‘good’ or ‘bad’ accurately. There is too much subtlety: what’s good for one person is bad for another. Someone else might feel neutral about it, or slightly positive or negative. The same applies when testing security products. It’s rare to get a straightforward good/ bad result.

An anti-malware product might block all threats but also all useful programs. It might ask the user frequent and unhelpful questions like, “Do you want to run this ‘unknown’ file?” Alternatively, it might let everything run quietly. Or prevent some things from running without warning or explanation. Maybe you want to see alerts, but maybe you don’t.

We look at how to put the nuance back into security testing.

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Testing security from Zero to Neo

Endpoint protection against different types of attacker tested.

Testing security from Zero to Neo

Our reports are based on ‘testing security from zero to Neo’. Their wide scope helps you choose the best anti-malware product, that can protect you from ransomware and other types of attack.

AMTSO Compliant

Targeted attacks come in all levels of sophistication

There seems to be no limit to the powers of cyber criminals. In 2021 the public became aware of the advanced capabilities of the NSO group, now infamous for helping governments spy on dissidents and others.

ENDPOINT PROTECTION: NEW REPORTS ONLINE!

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