Definition Edit

To weaponize is to

[d]evelop, deploy, and refine high-fidelity signatures based on analysis of artifacts observed in malware payloads. Signature-based detection methods are generally fragile; adversaries can evade detection through minor modification to an exploit. By performing a more in-depth analysis of captured malware artifacts, more accurate and lasting detection signatures can be created, and additional techniques can be selected and used, to identify new malware and variants of existing malware.[1]

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-150, at 10-11.