When Francis Crick discovered DNA at Cambridge University in 1953 it heralded a giant step forward in our understanding of the genes that trigger major diseases, and led to the creation and manufacturing of drugs to treat these devastating diseases.

For the first time we were able to plot and understand the makeup of major diseases, and design drugs to treat them rather than merely treat the symptoms.

Cyber security, and in particular end-point security, has been stuck in the pre-DNA era.  A computer becomes infected and a signature is sent to the rest of us to try and protect us.

Yet even tiny mutations to malware result in a 'zero day' attack to which we are all unprotected.

But the cyber security industry is slowly learning from Francis Crick, by mapping the DNA of malware and protecting us prior to execution.