Patents by Inventor Christiaan Beek

Christiaan Beek has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210019411
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device that can be configured to allow for the mitigation of ransomware. For example, the system can determine that an application begins to execute, determine that the application attempts to modify a file, determine a file type for the file, and create a security event if the application is not authorized to modify the file type. In another example, the system determines an entropy value between the file and the attempted modification of the file, and create a security event if the entropy value satisfies a threshold or determine a system entropy value that includes a rate at which other files on the system are being modified by the application, and create a security event if the system entropy value satisfies a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: McAfee, LLC
    Inventors: Craig D. Schmugar, Cedric Cochin, Andrew Furtak, Adam James Carrivick, Yury Bulygin, John J. Loucaides, Oleksander Bazhaniuk, Christiaan Beek, Carl D. Woodward, Ronald Gallella, Gregory Michael Heitzmann, Joel R. Spurlock
  • Patent number: 10831893
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device that can be configured to allow for the mitigation of ransomware. For example, the system can determine that an application begins to execute, determine that the application attempts to modify a file, determine a file type for the file, and create a security event if the application is not authorized to modify the file type. In another example, the system determines an entropy value between the file and the attempted modification of the file, and create a security event if the entropy value satisfies a threshold or determine a system entropy value that includes a rate at which other files on the system are being modified by the application, and create a security event if the system entropy value satisfies a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: McAfee, LLC
    Inventors: Craig D. Schmugar, Cedric Cochin, Andrew Furtak, Adam James Carrivick, Yury Bulygin, John J. Loucaides, Oleksander Bazhaniuk, Christiaan Beek, Carl D. Woodward, Ronald Gallella, Gregory Michael Heitzmann, Joel R. Spurlock
  • Publication number: 20200034532
    Abstract: There is disclosed in one example a computing apparatus, including: a processor and a memory; a network interface to communicatively couple to a backup client; a storage to receive backup data from the client, including a plurality of versions and an associated reputation for each version, the associated reputation to indicate a probability that the version is valid; and instructions encoded within the memory to instruct the processor to: receive from the backup client a request to store a new version of the backup data; determine that the client has exceeded a backup threshold; identify a backup version having a lowest reputation for validity; and expunge the backup version having the lowest reputation for validity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: McAfee, LLC
    Inventors: Igor Muttik, Simon Hunt, Cedric Cochin, Craig Schmugar, Robert Leong, Christiaan Beek, Yury Bulygin
  • Patent number: 10423782
    Abstract: There is disclosed in one example a computing apparatus, including: an interface to a backup source in a current state; a backup storage having stored thereon a first backup version of a previous state of the source; and a backup engine to: compute a delta between the current state and the previous state; save via the backup storage a second backup version sufficient to reconstruct the current state; and assign the second backup version a reputation relative to one or more previous backup versions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: McAfee, LLC
    Inventors: Igor G. Muttik, Simon Hunt, Cedric Cochin, Craig D. Schmugar, Robert Leong, Christiaan Beek, Yury Bulygin
  • Publication number: 20180173874
    Abstract: There is disclosed in one example a computing apparatus, including: an interface to a backup source in a current state; a backup storage having stored thereon a first backup version of a previous state of the source; and a backup engine to: compute a delta between the current state and the previous state; save via the backup storage a second backup version sufficient to reconstruct the current state; and assign the second backup version a reputation relative to one or more previous backup versions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: McAfee, LLC
    Inventors: Igor G. Muttik, Simon Hunt, Cedric Cochin, Craig D. Schmugar, Robert Leong, Christiaan Beek, Yury Bulygin
  • Publication number: 20180018458
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device that can be configured to allow for the mitigation of ransomware. For example, the system can determine that an application begins to execute, determine that the application attempts to modify a file, determine a file type for the file, and create a security event if the application is not authorized to modify the file type. In another example, the system determines an entropy value between the file and the attempted modification of the file, and create a security event if the entropy value satisfies a threshold or determine a system entropy value that includes a rate at which other files on the system are being modified by the application, and create a security event if the system entropy value satisfies a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: McAfee, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig D. Schmugar, Cedric Cochin, Andrew Furtak, Adam James Carrivick, Yury Bulygin, John J. Loucaides, Oleksander Bazhaniuk, Christiaan Beek, Carl D. Woodward, Ronald Gallella, Gregory Michael Heitzmann, Joel R. Spurlock
  • Patent number: 9643795
    Abstract: A gripper for holding an item formed from a pliable sheet material includes a body, a first contact member located a fixed position relative to the body, a second contact member which is movable into a closed position to fixate the sheet material between the first contact member and the second contact member, a first positioning member and a second positioning member located in a fixed position relative to the body. The second contact member is connected to a support movable along a trajectory to move the second contact member in the open position and in the closed position, the support including a third positioning member attached to the support to move along with the support, where the third positioning member is magnetically engaged by the first positioning member in the open position and by the second positioning member in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Sluis Cigar Machinery B.V.
    Inventors: Jacob Volkers, Rombert Christiaan Beek
  • Publication number: 20160332825
    Abstract: A gripper for holding an item formed from a pliable sheet material includes a body, a first contact member located a fixed position relative to the body, a second contact member which is movable into a closed position to fixate the sheet material between the first contact member and the second contact member, a first positioning member and a second positioning member located in a fixed position relative to the body. The second contact member is connected to a support movable along a trajectory to move the second contact member in the open position and in the closed position, the support including a third positioning member attached to the support to move along with the support, where the third positioning member is magnetically engaged by the first positioning member in the open position and by the second positioning member in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Jacob Volkers, Rombert Christiaan Beek