New Intel CPU-level threat detection capabilities target ransomware

CSO Online

Lucian Constantin

Security vendors can now leverage new telemetry and machine learning processing capabilities built into Intel's 11th Gen mobile processors to better detect and block sophisticated ransomware programs that attempt to evade traditional detection techniques. The features are built into Intel Core CPUs designed for businesses that include the vPro feature set.

Aside from IT management capabilities, the vPro platform provides various hardware-enhanced security features under the name Hardware Shield. These include things like trusted execution, virtualization, memory encryption, runtime BIOS resilience and threat detection technology (Intel TDT).

How Intel TDT works
Intel TDT uses telemetry data from the CPU's performance monitoring unit (PMU) combined with accelerated machine learning heuristics to detect potential threats. Some types of malicious programs impact...

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