In our ongoing quest to delve deeper into operating system behavior to detect the undetectable, CounterTack today announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded us a patent for next-generation cyber attack detection technology. The patent was developed at CounterTack’s research and development center in Santa Monica, Calif.
We developed a new approach that enables data collection and intelligence gathering from deep within operating systems. Monitoring at a deeper level of the network and system architecture has demonstrated a new level of behavioral analysis that enables detection of previously undetectable attacks, such as polymorphic and armored malware, directed and personalized attacks and non-malware attacks, including those from insider threats.
The detection gap is as wide as ever despite continuing advancements and investments in cyber security solutions. This patent was awarded for one of our innovations that is helping to close this gap, and already proving its value in next-generation honeynet solutions for major customers around the world.
It’s gratifying to achieve this major milestone on our journey to help make the network, where we now all live, work and play, a safe place. Reuters has the full scoop, and you can also check out this article in Mass High Tech: CounterTack gets first patent for cyber attack protection software.