Information Security: AV is dead, long live AV

To reuse the oft-quoted phrase from the French monarchy, le roi est mort, vive le roi. Anti-virus is dead, long live anti-virus, writes Conor Flynn.

8th June, 2014
There is a massive marketplace on the internet, and toolsets available, for people with malicious intent to generate their own MalWare to target a specific organisation, or individual.

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Symantec's security chief Bryan Dye stated very controversially that anti-virus (AV) ''is dead. He further went on to state that in Symantec ''We don't think of antivirus as a money-maker in any way.

Dye's comments are reflective of a massive shift in focus that is happening in the information security (InfoSec) industry at the moment. There is no question that AV technology plays a vital role...

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