AI for Security: CrowdStrike’s response to uncovering the most advanced attacks
- New detection and response methods proactively defend enterprises from new adversary tactics
- CrowdStrike introduces new innovations for fileless attack prevention at scale and improved visibility for stealthy cloud intrusions
Today, companies must deal with increasingly sophisticated network threats. To combat these cyber attackers, cybersecurity technology has experienced rapid development and innovation. One example is AI for security, which can anticipate the kinds of prospective threats and attacks that might seriously harm governments and organizations.
Even if the most recent cybersecurity technology can foresee these attacks and threats, there is still a constant fear of new, unforeseen attacks as well as attacks that have already occurred, especially for firms that do not have the proper advanced controls in place.
Putting into perspective, the number of cyberattacks in May 2021 in APAC did, in fact, grow by a staggering 168% year over year, according to Check Point researchers. Additionally, there was a 53% rise in cyberattacks between April and May 2021.
In order to implement security solutions that would effectively stop these advanced threats, there must be some advanced solutions to respond to them.
Hence, CrowdStrike, a leader in cloud-delivered protection of endpoints, cloud workloads, identity and data, has unveiled the first AI-powered Indicators of Attack (IoAs) in the market, along with fresh innovations for fileless attack prevention at scale and improved visibility for stealthy cloud intrusions.
These new detection and response capabilities, which are powered by the CrowdStrike Security Cloud and delivered on the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform, thwart new attack methods and let businesses speed up, scale, and accurately optimize the threat detection and response lifecycle.
IoAs, which CrowdStrike developed more than a decade ago, introduced a fundamentally new method of preventing breaches based on actual adversary behavior irrespective of the malware or exploit used in an attack. In order to recognize and thwart the most sophisticated, upcoming attacks, CrowdStrike has also pushed the frontiers of applying AI to cybersecurity. This time, CrowdStrike is using powerful AI algorithms to build new IoAs quickly and efficiently.
Why AI for security is needed to combat cyber threats
Amol Kulkarni, chief product and engineering officer at CrowdStrike, claims that with the help of its leading Indicators of Attack capability, which revolutionized how security teams stop threats based on adversary behavior, not easily changed indicators, CrowdStrike is at the forefront of stopping the most sophisticated attacks.
“Now, we are changing the game again with the addition of AI-powered Indicators of Attack, which enable organizations to harness the power of the CrowdStrike Security Cloud to examine adversary behavior at machine speed and scale to stop breaches in the most effective way possible,” he added.
The Falcon platform’s new capabilities include:
- Industry’s first AI-powered IoAs: Organizations can detect new threat types faster than before thanks to the Falcon platform. Drive automatic prevention with high-fidelity detections and turn on cloud-scale IoAs with human-led expertise. The falcon platform can identify new IoAs produced by continuously evolving AI models trained on actual adversary activity and the most comprehensive threat intelligence in the world.
- New innovations for fileless attack prevention at scale: With the Falcon platform, organizations can stop the most sophisticated fileless attacks, abandon bloated memory scanning, and start memory scans based on behavior rather than a fixed schedule. With cutting-edge memory scanning algorithms that supplement best-in-class AI/ML and IoA detections with lightning-fast scanning of all memory at an unprecedented scale, the Falcon platform will be able to thwart advanced persistent threats (APT) and common tools, such as Cobalt Strike.
- Enhanced visibility for stealthy cloud intrusions: Organizations will be able to strengthen managed cloud threat hunting, hunt sneaky rootkits, and shorten dwell times. With extensive Linux kernel visibility provided by the Falcon platform, businesses may spot malicious activity early in the kill chain and conduct investigations into covert, emergent Linux attacks.
Every industry is vulnerable to the constant evolution of cyber threats. Despite the fact that not every security technology can detect every attack, this is a step to enforce and prevent the emergence of advanced threats.