Pittsburgh, PA and Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) September 10, 2013
Malcovery®, the leader in delivering actionable security intelligence that can be applied to neutralize email-based threats and actions by cyber criminals in the areas of phishing, spam and malware, today announced that it was awarded a third patent titled System and Method for Conducting a Non-Exact Matching Analysis on a Potential Phishing Website (US 8,495,735). This patent describes an automated software process that quickly identifies the common source and nature of email based cyber-attacks targeting multiple brands. Forensic evidence from multiple threats is automatically consolidated to identify the common source and nature of these Phishing attacks enabling more effective and economical countermeasures.
Malcovery’s solutions are based on technology developed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and covered by three awarded patents and one pending patent exclusively licensed by Malcovery. This technology portfolio can automatically identify a phishing website without human intervention, then use comparison and clustering technology to determine whether the phish is an already identified threat, a new as of yet unidentified threat. With the technology in this latest patent Malcovery can determine if the threat is targeting multiple brands and can gather forensic evidence from multiple related threats.
"With any criminal investigation the ability to identify then evaluate forensic evidence from multiple crime sources is often a critical component in discovering the source of the crime," stated Gary Warner, cofounder and Chief Technology Officer of Malcovery. "Our cross-brand intelligence now provides cyber security professionals the tools to gather and analyze more evidence to better identify the source and nature of email-based Phishing attacks."
Malcovery was launched in early 2013 as a result of an exclusive, worldwide license from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and based on research in cyber forensics conducted at the Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research (CIA|JFR) at UAB. Malcovery has quickly gained commercial success with enterprise customers such as eBay, Facebook, Visa, IBM, LinkedIn and others.
About Malcovery® Security:
Malcovery Security is the leading provider of actionable cyber security intelligence and forensic analysis, delivered through software and services that target cyber criminals and their activities. The company's patented and patent-pending technology provides the ability to identify the ‘root sources’ of cybercrime attacks (servers, perpetrators, locations, etc.), delivering rich intelligence information about cross-brand attacks and targeted attacks, as well as advanced notification of emerging e-mail-based threats.
Unlike services that serve as a response to these attacks today--services that simply address the symptoms, but cannot provide the intelligence to actually stop the cybercriminal--Malcovery Security’s solutions provide the unique intelligence required to respond effectively to attacks on customers’ brands, to disrupt phishing activities and successfully prosecute cybercriminals.
Malcovery Security was founded by security thought leaders formerly associated with Symantec, Verizon, Cloakware/Irdeto, Checkpoint and Infor/Lawson and is based on patented technologies developed at the UAB Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research (CIA|JFR) and has offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Birmingham, AL.
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