Companies increasingly are looking at malware as a source of intelligence to learn more about the threats they face, Dark Reading reports.
One of the ways to do this is by using products that provide malware analysis in the cloud. Companies that chance on suspected malware on their networks can upload it to an Internet -- or cloud-based -- service and get an automated report back detailing how malicious the worm is. These products will help firms analyze how malware enters their systems if they don’t have the expertise to do it on their own.
Companies have historically tapped software or hired security consultants to carry out malware analysis. Of course, organizations concerned that others would gain sensitive information about their system vulnerabilities will have do the analysis in-house, the report notes.