This installment in our series of articles to mark Antimalware Day tells the stories behind two creations that are representative of the 1980s: a virus viewed as the first-ever PC virus and a worm that caused the greatest damage ever wrought by a piece of malware up to that point. As promised on Friday when we … More Malware of the 1980s: Looking back at the Brain Virus and the Morris Worm
Celebrated annually on November 3, Antimalware Day is an opportunity to recognize the work of cybersecurity professionals. Since 2017, November 3 has been celebrated as Antimalware Day. Established by ESET, Antimalware Day aims to honor the work done by researchers in the field of information security and in the technology industry as a whole. As … More Antimalware Day: The evolution of malicious code
ESET announced its plans to build a new company headquarters in Slovakia, the central European country where the company was founded nearly 30 years ago and the current home of its global headquarters. The new campus will be designed to house 270,000 square feet of office space for approximately 1,400 employees. The site, formerly occupied … More Cybersecurity leader ESET set to build new global headquarters
As threats continually evolve, so too must security. Today, businesses need solutions that can stand up to the targeted and complex methods hackers deploy, if they are to prevent the very real prospect of falling victim to a data breach. Yet while many IT security companies claim they can deal with the changing threat landscape, … More It’s a five out of five for ESET Endpoint Security
Update, Aug 7 – 17.30 CEST: We updated the article to address concerns from vendors that considered it was targeted rather than being about the free eco-system, as was intended. We are all familiar with the concept ‘there is no such thing as a free lunch’. There is always an agenda that involves us giving … More What’s the cost of a free lunch?
Machine learning (ML) in eight blogposts?! In truth, we’ve only just scratched the surface when it comes to the potential of ML in cybersecurity. However, that said, readers should now be better able to separate fact from fiction, and marketing from actual function. So, last but not least, let’s take a peek under the hood … More Machine learning by ESET: The road to Augur
Malware targets out-of-date software causing a global outcry and the emails issued to support customers who may have been targeted look suspiciously like phishing emails. Recently WannaCry ransomware targeted computers running Microsoft Windows operating system, by encrypting data and demanding a ransom payment. The digital attack spread across systems that had not updated with recent … More WannaCry: The Aftermath