ESET experts describe how they trained a machine-learning model to recognize a handful of unwanted UEFI components within a flood of millions of harmless samples
Education Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Information Technology, both from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava.
Highlights of your career Accepted speaker at the RSA conference, co-designer of our in-house ML systems, member of several international botnet eradication working groups (e.g. Dorkbot, Gamarue, 3ve).
Position and history of ESET I joined ESET in 2013, starting as a Malware Analyst, but soon enough I switched to the Software Engineering position. Currently, I am responsible for multiple projects in many fields of cybersecurity – from AI and ML, through botnet research and tracking, to the design and development of automated threat detection systems.
What malware do you hate the most? Scareware and ransomware.
Favorite activities Cooking, gardening, home automation projects and computer games.
Golden rule for cyberspace First of all, use your brain. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
When did you get your first computer and what kind was it? My first memory of a computer that comes to mind is at maybe 10 year old, when I was starting to learn to code in Visual Basic under Windows 98 and was ecstatic about creating and showing message boxes.
Favorite computer game/activity Tinkering around any and all aspects of technology. Out of all computer games I like, Factorio is probably the favorite one.