CNN is investigating the world of malware with the help of one of the industry’s most respected security experts, who is a former chief cybercrime investigator for the National Security Agency.
“It is my job to tell you, we are not going to let a single company, a single organization, make you feel like your data is safe,” said Jonathan Wray, chief cybersecurity officer for the CNN Money Digital News Initiative.
The program, which launched on Wednesday and will run through April 10, is the latest effort by CNN to investigate the threat of malware and its impact on business, consumers and the economy.CNN’s analysis of malware data from data brokers, security experts and the media company reveals a growing number of new malware strains that target businesses, governments, governments and individuals.CNN is also using its analysis to determine how well a particular malware is being detected and how effective its techniques are against various types of threats.
“The fact is, it’s not just a few companies that have this problem,” Wray said.
“The big picture is the big companies are getting hit, the big banks are getting struck, the biggest banks and financial institutions have been hit by these, and all the companies have been caught.
There’s a lot of money to be made out of this.
This is a very important point.”CNNMoney is using malware detection and threat intelligence to help businesses and individuals reduce the risk of becoming victims.
The news network will analyze the malware threat data and provide a report to CNNMoney.CNNMoney will use this data to help determine the best ways to protect consumers and businesses from malware, Wray explained.
“What’s important here is to understand what malware is doing,” Wryne said.
“So the question becomes, how can we find out what is malware, how do we find it?
What can we do to help?
That’s the great thing about our technology.
It’s really powerful and we’ve been able to use it and use it to help the world and help the businesses, so it’s really a win-win.”CNN Money is a digital news platform.
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