Roman Kováč

Roman Kováč

Chief Research Officer


Education: Master’s degree in Computer Science, Comenius University in Bratislava.

Highlights of your career? Being part of ESET and having a chance to work with true professionals from around the globe.

Position and history at ESET? I joined ESET as a Malware Analyst in 2009. I currently hold the position of Chief Research Officer.

What malware do you hate the most? The one which was running on the system for a long time before being discovered.

Favorite activities? Spending time with my family, reading books, skiing, traveling.

What is your golden rule for cyberspace?Think before you click, (non)actions have consequences, stay reasonably paranoid.


13 articles by Roman Kováč

Threat Reports

ESET Threat Report H1 2023

ESET Threat Report H1 2023

Threat Reports

ESET Threat Report H1 2023

A view of the H1 2023 threat landscape as seen by ESET telemetry and from the perspective of ESET threat detection and research experts

Roman Kováč11 Jul 20232 min. read


ESET research

ESET Threat Report T3 2022

ESET Threat Report T3 2022

ESET research

ESET Threat Report T3 2022

A view of the T3 2022 threat landscape as seen by ESET telemetry and from the perspective of ESET threat detection and research experts

Roman Kováč08 Feb 20233 min. read


ESET research

ESET Threat Report T2 2022

ESET Threat Report T2 2022

ESET research

ESET Threat Report T2 2022

A view of the T2 2022 threat landscape as seen by ESET telemetry and from the perspective of ESET threat detection and research experts

Roman Kováč05 Oct 20223 min. read


ESET research

ESET Threat Report T 1 2022

ESET Threat Report T 1 2022

ESET research

ESET Threat Report T 1 2022

A view of the T 1 2022 threat landscape as seen by ESET telemetry and from the perspective of ESET threat detection and research experts

Roman Kováč02 Jun 20222 min. read


ESET research

ESET Threat Report T3 2021

ESET Threat Report T3 2021

ESET research

ESET Threat Report T3 2021

A view of the T3 2021 threat landscape as seen by ESET telemetry and from the perspective of ESET threat detection and research experts

Roman Kováč09 Feb 20224 min. read


ESET research

Launching ESET Research Podcast: A peek behind the scenes of ESET discoveries

Launching ESET Research Podcast: A peek behind the scenes of ESET discoveries

ESET research

Launching ESET Research Podcast: A peek behind the scenes of ESET discoveries

Press play for the first episode as host Aryeh Goretsky is joined by Zuzana Hromcová to discuss native IIS malware

Roman Kováč02 Dec 20211 min. read


ESET research

ESET Threat Report T2 2021

ESET Threat Report T2 2021

ESET research

ESET Threat Report T2 2021

A view of the T2 2021 threat landscape as seen by ESET telemetry and from the perspective of ESET threat detection and research experts

Roman Kováč30 Sep 20212 min. read


ESET research

ESET Threat Report T1 2021

ESET Threat Report T1 2021

ESET research

ESET Threat Report T1 2021

A view of the T1 2021 threat landscape as seen by ESET telemetry and from the perspective of ESET threat detection and research experts

Roman Kováč03 Jun 20212 min. read


Less Technical

ESET Research goes to RSA Conference 2021 with two presentations

ESET Research goes to RSA Conference 2021 with two presentations

Less Technical

ESET Research goes to RSA Conference 2021 with two presentations

We will explore two threats – Android stalkerware and XP exploits

Roman Kováč12 May 20212 min. read