Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski answers readers’ questions
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Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski answers readers’ questions

We here at IDG Connect have spoken to all kinds of tech luminaries over the years: CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, CMOs, plus experts in the realms of security, AI, Quantum, Blockchain, IoT, and more.

Now we are letting you, the reader, get involved. What questions are we not asking? What issues are we missing? We’re giving you the chance to ask whatever you want to tech’s head honchos.

First up is Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski.

Polish-born Kleczynski founded Santa Clara-based Malwarebytes at age 18 while studying computer science at the University of Illinois. In the near-decade since, the company has risen to become one of the largest antivirus companies in the world. As well as being a trained pilot, he has previously spoken with IDG Connect about the prospect of DDoS-based ransomware, WannaCry and the Shadow Brokers group, and the best advice he’s received during his career.

My question is around Sovereign country security. In today's world, should the state be involved in ensuring known attacks are blocked before they leave their country? Do you see State-run DLP programs being a future market? Should we see that? - Shawn B.

Kleczynski: “There is no short answer to this question. State-controlled cyber security is inevitable. If you go back in time to the American Old West, you saw attempts by local law enforcement to reduce crime in their towns. However, often the amount of crime overloaded the amount of law enforcement; then, organizations like the Pinkertons acted as a security force or detective agency, to fill the gaps where law enforcement lacked the resources in.

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Shawn Barton on November 16 2017

Marcin, I would first like to state that i am a proud user of your software as applaud it as an excellent product. My question is around Sovereign country security. In today's world, should the state be involved in ensuring know attacks are blocked before they leave their country?Do you see State run DLP programs being a future market? Should we see that?

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Anon on November 19 2017

Have you been following the latest information dumps by the Shadow Brokers, and is there anything in them that you think is particularly advanced/noteworthy?

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Anthony Cuthbertson on November 20 2017

What is the current state of so-called driveby cryptocurrency mining? There are more and more reports but is it really something that the average web user should be worried about?

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Santiago on November 22 2017

If you were to start a security company from zero today, on what security vertical would it be? (antimalware, firewall, waf, compliance, awareness, etc.) Thanks!

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on November 23 2017

Are there any trends in the cybersecurity landscape that you're concerned aren't getting the attention they should?

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Katherine Smith on December 07 2017

How specifically is our current cybersecurity program applying industry standards and best practices?

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Shawn Barton on November 16 2017

Marcin, I would first like to state that i am a proud user of your software as applaud it as an excellent product. My question is around Sovereign country security. In today's world, should the state be involved in ensuring know attacks are blocked before they leave their country?Do you see State run DLP programs being a future market? Should we see that?

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Anon on November 19 2017

Have you been following the latest information dumps by the Shadow Brokers, and is there anything in them that you think is particularly advanced/noteworthy?

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Anthony Cuthbertson on November 20 2017

What is the current state of so-called driveby cryptocurrency mining? There are more and more reports but is it really something that the average web user should be worried about?

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Santiago on November 22 2017

If you were to start a security company from zero today, on what security vertical would it be? (antimalware, firewall, waf, compliance, awareness, etc.) Thanks!

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on November 23 2017

Are there any trends in the cybersecurity landscape that you're concerned aren't getting the attention they should?

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Katherine Smith on December 07 2017

How specifically is our current cybersecurity program applying industry standards and best practices?

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