On this episode of the CyberSpeak with InfoSec Institute podcast, Michael Sherwood, senior director of technician services at Malwarebytes, talks about Malwarebytes, the group’s free malware removal forums and a few other malware-related topics.

In the podcast, Sherwood and host Chris Sienko discuss:

  • How did you get involved in security? (0:55)
  • When did Malwarebytes begin? (2:10)
  • What’s the difference between anti-virus and anti-malware? (3:05)
  • In addition to anti-malware protection, what would be your optimal security stack? (3:55)
  • Any Malwarebytes functions that users don’t utilize as fully as they should? (4:55)
  • What does Malwarebytes offer that’s different from others? (7:55)
  • Are issues of anti-virus and anti-malware systems “competing” still common? (10:00)
  • How did Malwarebytes come up with the idea for free malware removal-forums? (11:05)
  • How were the techs in the forum recruited? (13:15)
  • Is there a training or supervisory process for these volunteers around malware removal? (14:30)
  • What are some of the most common malware-removal problems? (16:35)
  • For people wanting to get involved, how much free time and experience is required? (19:05)
  • Any holiday advice to avoid people getting hit by malware or to help relatives who have security-related questions? (21:30)
  • How can you educate family members about cyber risks? (23:00)
  • Any final tips or things on the horizons from Malwarebytes? (25:00)

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Get security awareness and IT training insight direct from the trenches in this weekly podcast hosted by InfoSec Institute’s Chris Sienko. Each week on CyberSpeak with InfoSec Institute, IT and security practitioners share their insights into a new topic, including security awareness, IT and security careers and keeping organizations safe from cybercrime.