Security: Whitelist instead of Antivirus

  • http://www.networkworld.com/article/3142735/security/google-security-expert-says-antivirus-apps-dont-work.html
  • “Bilby wants security types to focus on tools such as whitelisting, hardware security keys and dynamic access rights efforts like Google’s Beyond Corp internal project. Whitelisting is the opposite of how antivirus apps work. It only allows apps to run from a list of approved apps. Anything else is denied execution. “
  • “Antivirus does some useful things, but in reality it is more like a canary in the coal mine. It is worse than that. It’s like we are standing around the dead canary saying, ‘Thank God it inhaled all the poisonous gas,'” he said.