Nearly half of UK businesses experienced a cybersecurity incident in the last 12 months

Nearly half of all UK businesses have experienced a cybersecurity incident over the last 12 months, according to a new government paper. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017 found that larger businesses were particularly at risk, with nearly 70% suffering a data breach or cyberattack, at a cost of around £20,000. Nearly a quarter of … More Nearly half of UK businesses experienced a cybersecurity incident in the last 12 months

Turn the light on and give me your passwords!

Android users were the target of another banking malware with screen locking capabilities, masquerading as a flashlight app on Google Play. Unlike other banking trojans with a static set of targeted banking apps, this trojan is able to dynamically adjust its functionality. Aside from delivering the promised flashlight functionality, this remotely controlled trojan comes with … More Turn the light on and give me your passwords!

When PR and reality collide: The truth about machine learning in cybersecurity

Machine learning (ML) is routinely cited by post-truth vendors as their biggest selling point, their main advantage. But ML – if it’s done properly – comes with problems and limitations. ESET has spent years perfecting automated detections, our name for ML in the cybersecurity context. Here are some of the biggest challenges we have observed … More When PR and reality collide: The truth about machine learning in cybersecurity

Women in cybersecurity: Slowly but surely, change is coming

Many industries are working hard to even-up gender disparity within their fields – and with good reason. Not only do companies with a more diverse workforce offer a more obvious level playing field for new recruits; studies have found that diverse workplaces are more profitable, productive and have greater levels customer satisfaction. These findings make … More Women in cybersecurity: Slowly but surely, change is coming

Don’t buy the elixir of youth: Machine learning is not magic

If someone told you they had a magic elixir that would heal all your illnesses or injuries, and make you young again, would you believe them? No matter how medieval this marketing trick might sound, it is still in use, even in the data-driven 21st century. Nowadays, it’s not street vendors selling the elixir of … More Don’t buy the elixir of youth: Machine learning is not magic

Internet Society: Encryption is key to growing world economy

The Internet Society says perceptions around data encryption need to change in order to help build a stronger global digital economy. The organization, which aims to ensure the internet “stays open”, believes the debate around encryption has too often centered around efforts to “thwart law enforcement”. Internet Society CEO Kathryn Brown believes such an attitude … More Internet Society: Encryption is key to growing world economy