Why mobile security is more important than ever before

In this feature we explore why mobile security is of the utmost importance for individuals and organizations. If smartphones and tablets not adequately protected, they are extremely vulnerable to being exploited.

Cybersecurity research boost for medical devices

A Texas university is to research cybersecurity solutions to vulnerabilities in medical devices, boosted by a major grant from the National Science Foundation.

Is the cloud more secure for you? Only you hold the answer

Thinking of using the cloud, but have doubts whether it’s secure enough? You are not alone. Many enterprises hesitate to fully embrace it, fearing that their sensitive data might get compromised when stored online. But is the risk really high or can it be managed?

3 recommendations that can make your applications safer

Are you working on a new application? If so, consider these three recommendations that highlight the importance of thinking about information security.

Business security: Is simpler better?

Staying safe and protected online as an enterprise is growing in importance and recognition. We look at whether business security needs to be simpler?

Are healthcare organizations ready to get serious about security … now?

ESET security researcher Lysa Myers looks at a few of the questions she has been hearing more often about the recent surfeit of insurer breaches.

Six steps that can make your cyber workspace a safer place

Your work is important to you, your employer and cybercriminals as well. That is a good reason to stop and think before you connect.

Virus Bulletin small talk: Diversity in tech

Ahead of next week’s Virus Bulletin conference, ESET’s Lysa Myers offers a teaser of what to expect of her “small talk” with colleague Stephen Cobb.

5 child geniuses destined for a career in cybersecurity

There is a huge shortage of skilled professionals in cybersecurity. We take a look at five young geniuses who may be the future of the industry.

White House unveils NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

The U.S. government has released the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, a set of voluntary standards designed to help companies in industries critical to the nation to defend against cyber threats. ESET experts comment.

Cyber-warriors, your country needs you: Governments hit by “shortage” of experts

Governments around the world are recruiting “cyber warriors” to fight against the growing threat of both cybercrime and state-sponsored attacks – but there aren’t enough experts to go round.

New British Cyber defense force will protect industry – and “if needed, strike in cyberspace”

A new cyber defense force is being set up in the UK to protect critical private and government computer networks from attack – “if necessary, to strike in cyberspace,” Britain’s Defense Secretary Philip Hammond has said.

Lost in space? NASA “fell short” on cloud security, report finds

NASA is no stranger to peering into nebulae in space – but the space agency found itself perplexed by the more Earthbound puzzle of cloud computing security, according to a report by the Office of the Inspector General.

Obama uses TV interview to raise cyber awareness

President Obama has used a TV interview to further raise public awareness of the growing cyber security threat against the United States.

UK’s new Cyber Security Champion announced

The winner of the 2103 UK Cyber Security Challenge, launched two years ago as part of a government and industry backed initiative to encourage people to choose a career in information security, has been announced.

Securing Your Holiday Tech Gifts, Part 1: Windows PC Guide

[UPDATE #1:  (21 Dec 2012, 5:30PM) ESET Researcher Cameron Camp has just published the second part of this series on securing your Android device.  Read it here on the ESET Threat Blog at Securing Your Holiday Tech Gifts, Part 2: Android Guide.  AG] December is upon us, and whether you have a Christmas tree, menorah,

Study finds 90 percent have no recent cybersecurity training

A new study finds that only 1 in 10 consumers have had any classes or training about protecting their computer and/or their personal information during the last 12 months. Indeed, a shocking 68 percent say they have never had any such training, ever. These and other findings, first revealed by ESET at the Virus Bulletin

Apache/PHP web access holes – are your .htaccess controls really safe

If your organization’s website runs on Apache, and many do, you might wonder if the webserver’s .htaccess controls are securely configured. If you believe the demo we saw yesterday at Blackhat by Matias Katz and Maximiliano Soler, the answer is a resounding ‘NO!’ What Katz and Soler described in their session is not some rare

Cybercrime and the small business: Basic defensive measures

Evidence that criminals are targeting the computer systems of small businesses continues to mount. The Wall Street Journal recently drew attention to the way cybercriminals are sniffing out vulnerable firms. The article highlighted the fact that about 72% of the 855 data breaches world-wide last year that were analyzed in Verizon's Data Breach Investigation Report

SMSmishing Unabated: Best Buy targeted by fake gift card campaign

News of SMS (text) phishing scams are nothing new to readers of this blog.  ESET researcher Cameron Camp recently wrote an article explaining how they work and how to avoid them here on ESET’s Threat Blog: SMSmishing (SMS Text Phishing) – how to spot and avoid scams, And just before Valentine’s Day, my colleague Stephen

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