Over the past few years, malware spreading primarily by infecting web pages has been a significant emerging trend that has become so significant that the major search engines and browsers have been blacklisting infected web pages to protect users.
The presentation below provides statistics about this trend, and discusses how we can scalably defend websites from the problem via an open-source, security-as-a-service model that enables hosting providers to protect web sites that they host. The author also discusses how Dasient’s technology platform provides automated diagnosis, monitoring, and quarantining of web-based malware, and a few ways in which search engines, technology providers and hosting providers can collaborate to control the spread of web-based malware.
Neil Daswani is a co-founder of Dasient, a new Internet security company. In the past, Neil has served in a variety of research, development, teaching, and managerial roles at Google, Stanford University, DoCoMo USA Labs, Yodlee, and Bellcore.