Malware protection via the cloud

by Richard Yorke

Organisations want new technology to enhance their operational processes – speeding up their internal and external communications. It is why we have seen a boom in file sharing and collaborative working, and email usage continues to grow.

But what these organisations need is to have secure-by-design technology in place to make sure they are protected from malicious attacks. In 2017, Kaspersky found that over 18% of exploits used in cyber-attacks were delivered via MS-Office or PDF files. Organisations needed to find a way to overcome this and Deep3 have been working on a solution.

The main challenge organisations face is identifying the malicious code, such as malware present in documents, particularly PDFs, without having to process them locally. To overcome this, we implemented a simple tool to aid analysis, the PDF inspector, which requires the user to upload suspicious PDF documents. The software then generates a report on the document and returns the safe output to the user.

Doing this is a low-cost, low-risk way, only possible because of serverless architectures which enables files to be processed away from the operational network. Deep3 developed this on AWS Cloud, using API Gateway, Lambda, S3 and Cloud formation. However, Deep3's expertise is cloud agnostic and we can use different Cloud environments for this process including Azure, Apache OpenWhisk and Google Cloud Platform.

This process provides a simple solution to the problem, with a lot of benefits for free when using it and the process is also maturing quickly.

As the desire for the latest technology grows so will the need for secure-by-design software. Contact Deep3 to see if we can help you innovatively solve your complex mission-critical software challenges.

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