Fox News: Cybersecurity firm recommends buying brand name for cyber security products
Cybersecurity experts at cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab recommend buying brand names like “CyberEye” for cyber threats because it offers more features, a new report says.
“We think this is a good way to protect brands and their brands and the people who have bought those products,” said Alex Gersh, Kaspersko’s CEO and founder.
“Brand names provide some of the most important capabilities to defend against cyber attacks, especially in the context of a cybersecurity crisis.”
Gershr also said Kasperskys work on malware protection was “a bit different than the usual research and development work” that typically occurs on the company’s malware solutions.
The firm’s cybersecurity researchers are now reviewing its work for its own product line.
The Kasperski Lab team said it had “strongly considered the risks associated with brand names in our cyber security work.”
Gerg, the former head of the National Security Agency, also said the company would explore ways to create a more targeted approach to its work.
“A lot of our research and work has to do with cyber threat threats, but we don’t do the kind of work that people would call ‘defense’ work,” he said.
“When you look at this from the security side, you have to be more focused on what you’re doing.”
The report comes after Kasperskovs work on its “SmartShield” antivirus software was revealed by The Wall Street Journal last year.
Kaspersovs products are designed to protect computers against threats that hackers can install by sending an email or sending a text message.
But the company has come under fire from security researchers for having no way to prevent malware from entering the system.
The Wall street Journal reported last year that Kaspersks antivirus system could be hijacked by an attacker who wanted to install an attack or exploit the company.
Konsanto, who has previously been critical of Kasperskins work, said that if Kasperskas security solutions were being used by cyber criminals, then they would have to include a mechanism that would automatically prevent that from happening.
“This is why we can’t do that,” he told CNBC last year, saying that it was “too difficult” to stop malicious software from running on the Kaspers’ software.