1. Malware industry has become more organized, resulting in a rapid increase in the amount and the type of malware.
2. There is a huge loss of revenue due to malware attacks.
3. Solutions currently provided by the commercial anti-virus/security products are easily defeated.
4. The time gap between a malware outbreak and the malware carrying out its intended damage is very small.
We have developed a new approach for detecting malware by their behavioural characteristics, and limiting the damage due to them by access control mechanisms. A brief overview of the results obtained will be presented in this talk.