The vulnerability of critical infrastructure, including energy grids, to cyberattacks has been a growing concern worldwide. Many nations have been scrambling to improve their defenses vis-à-vis threats faced by services that are critical to the continuity of our daily lives.
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These developments show that security technology is now keeping up, or outpacing other technological and regulatory developments. Thus, while users’ wants often continue to trump their appreciation of risk, the industry has responded and in many cases gotten ahead of popular demand.
The latest survey marks a shift from optimism regarding technological risks in the previous years. The heightened levels of worry come on the back of an escalation in cybersecurity threats, which, as noted by the WEF, are growing in prevalence and in disruptive potential alike.
The distribution of the USB sticks was halted on December 12 after some of the quiz’s successful entrants reported that their rewards had been flagged by their security software as containing malware.
Courtesy of its highly customizable nature – along with its ability to persist in the system and to provide valuable information for fine-tuning the highly configurable payloads – the malware can be adapted for attacks against any environment, making it extremely dangerous.
To help the reader navigate through the maze of such threats, ESET’s thought leaders have zeroed in on several areas that top the priority list in our exercise in looking forward.
We still don’t have a solid scientific theory of memes; nonetheless, they already allow us to understand why certain things happen the way they do. Memes are “alive”; they reproduce, mutate, and evolve according to Darwinian laws.
The annual Virus Bulletin International Conference takes place in Madrid, Spain this October and ESET will be well represented across the three-day event.
The UK Government’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that firms could face fines of up to £17m or 4% of global turnover if they fail to protect themselves from cyberattacks.
We are halfway through the year and it is a good opportunity to analyze the extent to which the ideas we gathered in the Trends 2017: Security Held Ransom report have come true.
Lloyd’s of London have reported that a serious cyberattack could cost the global economy as much as a devastating natural disaster.
Recent research from the SANS Institute confirms that security of industrial control systems is increasingly seen and understood to be a serious issue.
Senior ESET malware researcher Robert Lipovsky discusses Industroyer, the biggest threat to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) since Stuxnet.
With the recent big screen adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, we thought it would be a good idea to review some of the cybersecurity themes it explores.
IoT devices, while extremely useful for simplifying various mundane aspects of everyday life, also offer criminals a new attack platform: your appliances.
If you try to visit the NSA’s website right now, you’re in for a big disappointment.
Fansmitter, a new malware with the capability to extract data from air-gapped computers, has been developed by scientists in Israel.
Welcome to this week’s security review, including news of a returning Ray-Ban scam that has spread from social media to email.
ESET's David Harley revisits the Stuxnet phenomenon: How has the way we see the malware and its impact changed?
The importance of ensuring information security on critical infrastructure has been recognized for years, yet there are still cases that illustrate the need for improvement.