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December in Review

The Security risks of using portable media have been increasing as the sophistication of malware have advanced over time. Read our month-in-review post to catch up on the most destructive malware of all time, the most recent media security innovations, and learn three ways to mitigate USB risks. 

Millions of Scan Results from 40+ Engines

By leveraging data from more than 40 leading antivirus engines in a pre-computed package, the Metascan Hash Database enables seamless and secure integration of fast anti-malware multi-scanning technology into your networks and applications.

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Most Destructive Malware of All Time 

All malware is inherently dangerous, but there are a few threats that stand out amongst the others when it comes to inflicting damage. Here's a list of some of the most destructive malware of all time from traditional viruses, worms and Trojans to increasingly prevalent PUAs such as adware and spyware.

See the top 10 threads >> 

Enhanced Security for Portable Media Files

We just released a Secure File Transfer module for our portable media security solution Metadefender. With the Secure File Transfer add-on, Metadefender can transfer allowed files to a secure portal, eliminating the need to bring removable media such as USBs or DVDs into a secure network, and providing a more complete secure data workflow for high-security organizations.

Read more about Metadefender SFT >>

Three Ways to Address USB Risks

Earlier this year, a researcher created a USB stick dubbed USB Killer that is capable of delivering a 220-volt charge to the attached computer within seconds of being connected. Here's how to protect against increasingly dangerous threats such as these.

How to tackle these risks >> 

A Look Back at SCADA Security in 2015

For security purposes, SCADA and ICS systems use 'air gapping' to protect control systems. This completely disconnects them from the internet and the corporate network. While this protects these systems from online threats, this creates another avenue for cyber attack via portable media. 

Protect against portable media threats >>

OPSWAT CEO at Defense Innovation 

Benny Czarny, OPSWAT's CEO, was one of the review panelists for the Cyber Innovation Challenge earlier this month at Defense Innovation in Austin, Texas. The challenge is designed to accelerate private-sector and defense sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

We had a great time presenting at the event and in February will be holding a free Cyber Security Seminar in Washington DC for those of you interested in learning about new threat protection technologies.

Read more about the event >>

Upcoming Events


   OPSWAT Cyber Security Seminar Washington DC Metro Area
   Details here


   RSA Expo and Conference 2016 San Francisco, CA
   Details here

OPSWAT Product Updates


Metascan version 3.10.0 - Release Notes


Gears 'West Virginia' - Release Notes 


Metascan Hash Database - Release Notes


Metascan for Linux - Release Notes


Metadefender SFT version 1.0 - Release Notes


Metadefender version 3.2.0 - Release Notes


OESIS Framework version 4.2.304.0

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December in Review


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