I am feeling adventurous, so let’s have an EDR mud fight [pillow fight?] – kernel or userland agent?
|Top Pros||Top Cons|
|Kernel mode EDR agent||
|User mode EDR agent||
As a quick side note, some EDR vendors’ agent code include both kernel and userland components, and while this helps with some cons of the “pure” kernel agent, it does not really mitigate the higher chance of stability problems issue.
To summarize, this is (IMHO) a fight between “Higher chance of system stability problems” vs “Higher chance of being subverted or avoided by the attacker.”
Add your own? Debate? Throw mud or a pillow?
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