The biggest news in malware so far this year has been WannaCryptor a.k.a. WannaCry, and one reason that particular ransomware spread so fast was because it used a “top secret” exploit developed by the NSA, an agency known to have dabbled in UEFI compromise.
Education: CISSP (1996)
Highlights of your career? The Stephen Cobb Guide to PC and LAN Security (1992); The first anti-spam router (2001); Privacy for Business (2002); TEDx talk (2015)
Position and history at ESET? Joined ESET: 2011. Current title: Senior Security Researcher
What malware do you hate the most? State sponsored.
Favorite activities? Reading and writing, and some arithmetic.
What is your golden rule for cyberspace? Don’t put anything on the internet you wouldn’t want your mother to see.
When did you get your first computer and what kind was it? 1982 KayPro II portable computer with dual floppy drives, weighing 26 lbs or 12 Kg.
Favorite computer game/activity? Reading Wikipedia.