Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee

Director of Government Affairs

Education? MSc

Highlights of your career? Founder of AVIEN, Board member of SDRCC, NCSA, AVAR

Position and history at ESET?
Current: ESET Government Affairs Liaison
Previous: CEO of ESET North America, CRO of ESET LLC

What malware do you hate the most? Adware

Favorite activities? Running, playing guitar.

What is your golden rule for cyberspace? Don’t click stuff.

When did you get your first computer and what kind was it? 1987, Amstrad PC1640.

Favorite computer game/activity? Quake, Age of Empires, Metal Gear series.

Articles by author

An Apology

ESET wishes to apologize to Google and it’s CEO for a recent posting that failed to meet the high standards of professionalism our readers have come to expect from our blogs.

An ethical dilemma

A teenager who broke into the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 gameservers last month, has been hired by Microsoft. According to the article, Microsoft confirmed that they will work with the 14 year old to "develop his talent for legitimate purposes".

Social engineers don’t care about your OS: and nor should you

Security companies in general and, unfortunately, anti-malware companies in particular, are often accused of ‘hyping’ threats because of a perceived self-interest. However, in the main, legitimate vendors and researchers like those at ESET typically try to resist overhyping or playing up threats where possible, in favor of more balanced discussion that can help customers take

Is your ‘stalker ex’ still creeping your Facebook page?

Another day, another Facejack attack. We see a lot of these sorts of scams, alluringly titled posts – typically with a promise to show you who has been visiting your profile (or infamously, video of Osama Bin Laden's death) – that try to get you to click to see some special content. The latest one

Cyberthieves just love a good wedding, or a funeral…

Not using Twitter or Facebook is, in these times, akin to not owning or using a mobile ‘phone. Last night’s events – the reported death of Osama Bin Laden – proved that we are well and truly in the Twitter era (Twitter reported that over 4000 tweets per second were made immediately preceding the President’s

To block or not to block

A government committee in the United Kingdom have  been debating whether to force providers (such as Microsoft) to include content filters in their software (that they already do to some degree is not something you’d expect a government body to understand). It seems that Microsoft have made the argument that adding filters would ‘send

25 Years of Viruses!

Here’s a great interview with our good friend Professor Richard Ford of FIT on NPR. Discussing the last 25 years of viruses and malware, since the days that Elk Cloner came out on the Apple II, Richard takes you through some great tips for staying secure in today’s malware infested world. Andrew Lee Chief

A busy night at the Stration

The Win32/Stration family of worms has kept ESET’s analysts busy over the last few days; but last night, with close to 50 variants being released in one go, they were able to go home and get some sleep.   Why?   Well, last night they created a ThreatSense Heuristic Update which allowed them to catch