Articles by Mark Dufresne

Director of Engineering, Elastic


Elastic Security maintains Product Approved status for AV-Comparatives

AV-Comparatives offers a comparison as an independent organization performing systematic testing that checks whether security software lives up to its promises. Elastic Security performed better than ever on the real-world protection test.


Behind the scenes: The making of a Global Threat Report

What was our approach and process for creating a global threat report?


Continued leadership in open and transparent security

Elastic Security has long had open source roots. Learn how we're continuing to build on that foundation today by opening a new public repo, protection-artifacts.


Elastic Endpoint Security excels in third-party tests

Find out how well Elastic Endpoint Protection did in the latest assessments from AV-Comparatives, NSS Labs Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP), and MITRE ATT&CK.


What Is Reflex?


Putting the MITRE ATT&CK evaluation into context

MITRE and seven EDR vendors collaborated to see how various products can provide security teams with visibility into post-compromise adversary techniques.


Beyond The Math: Effective Machine Learning In Security

In an attempt to appeal to information security executives and practitioners, some vendors have positioned Machine Learning (ML) – often liberally decorated as


Don't (W)Cry, you've got Endgame

Three prominent cybersecurity trends converged today: ransomware attacks, data dumps of nation-state offensive capabilities, and healthcare industry attacks.


Detecting modern adversaries: Why signatures are not enough

Including attacker techniques and patterns to signature-based defenses is the best way to maximize the chance of success in minimizing damage and loss.