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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Faster Ransomware Detection

But is the method easily side-stepped?

New Approach for Faster Ransomware Detection

By NC State University News, May 18, 2022

Engineering researchers at North Carolina State University (NC State) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have come up with a new technique that can detect ransomware faster than previous systems.

The Field-Programmable Gate Array-Accelerated XGBoost Inference for Data Centers using High-Level-Synthesis (FAXID) approach is a hardware-based implementation of the ransomware-detecting XGBoost algorithm.   The researchers found FAXID was up to 65.8 times faster than software running XGBoost on a central processing unit, and 5.3 times faster than graphic processing unit-based deployment.

NC State's Archit Gajjar said FAXID can allocate security hardware's computational muscle to separate problems. "For example, you could devote a certain percentage of the hardware to ransomware detection and another percentage of the hardware to another challenge—such as fraud detection," he explained. .... '

The researchers found the new approach was just as accurate as software-based approaches at detecting ransomware, and up to 65.8 times faster. ...'

From NC State University News

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