Top five lessons we’ve learned in lockdown

Although we haven’t been able to physically go to school or work for a while, that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped learning. In fact, the coronavirus lockdowns have provided a number of important lessons. We’ve adapted to remote working, remote schooling, remote conferences – even remote happy hour! – and kept learning along the way. Read … More Top five lessons we’ve learned in lockdown

ESET’s response to COVID-19 and looking ahead to the future of work

Across the globe, businesses and consumers are adapting for a post-COVID-19 world, one that has completely transformed the way we carry out and think about our work. In its What the Next Normal Will Be Post-COVID-19 report, leading IT market research and advisory firm, IDC outlines the top 10 changes we can expect, inspired by the initiatives … More ESET’s response to COVID-19 and looking ahead to the future of work

Remote access at risk: Pandemic pulls more cyber‑crooks into the brute‑forcing game

Poorly secured remote access attracts mostly ransomware gangs, but can provide access to coin miners and backdoors too. The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the nature of everyday work, forcing employees to do large parts of their jobs via remote access. Cybercriminals – especially ransomware operators – are aware of the shift and attempt to … More Remote access at risk: Pandemic pulls more cyber‑crooks into the brute‑forcing game

COVID‑19 contact tracing – technology panacea or privacy nightmare?

Can a technological intervention stem the pandemic while avoiding the privacy pitfalls of location tracking? The UK Government recently announced that it was ceasing development of its current contact-tracing app; on the same day, the Canadian Government stated that it was developing one. All this in the same week that the Norwegian health authority had … More COVID‑19 contact tracing – technology panacea or privacy nightmare?

Majority of new remote employees use their personal laptops for work

And many of them didn’t receive any new security training or tools from their employer to properly secure the devices, a study finds. With the COVID-19 pandemic surging around the world, many companies have had to switch to a work-from-home policy to keep their employees safe. The rush to remote work didn’t come without risks; … More Majority of new remote employees use their personal laptops for work