BlackBerry Cylance Addresses Security Issue

BlackBerry Cylance has outlined protective measures to safeguard partners and customers from a CylanceProtect bypass disclosed by researchers on July 18.

The solution is three-fold, according to a BlackBerry Cylance blog:

  • First, the company has added anti-tampering controls to the parser in order to detect feature manipulation and prevent them from impacting the model score.
  • Second, the company strengthened the model itself to detect when certain features become proportionally overweight.
  • Lastly, the company has removed the features in the model that were most susceptible to tampering.
Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.