Cyber-criminals frequently gain access to their target companies through the secondary route of a supplier or contact with vulnerable security. By infiltrating the supply chain, criminals can place malicious code amongst a company’s digital files. As all types of documents such as PDF files, are accessed and circulated in thousands of e-mail attachments during the course of a normal working week, a company can unwittingly distribute the malware. Cyber-criminals often wait patiently for months until the code is eventually sent to their prime targets. Becoming the Trojan horse of an orchestrated cyber-attack can be catastrophic for a company’s reputation.
File regeneration, or content disarm and reconstruction, is an effective solution against malicious code. The procedure investigates files to a minimal byte level in seconds, sanitising its entire contents to provide reassuring safety. The process also provides a valuable insight into methods such as code adaptation and vector shifting that cyber-criminals are using to distribute malware. Any business can unwittingly become the source of a cyber-attack, but by using the latest technological security, files and reputation can be protected from disaster.