Attacks targeting IT firms stir concern, controversy

The Exaramel backdoor, discovered by ESET in 2018, resurfaces in a campaign hitting companies that use an outdated version of a popular IT monitoring tool. France’s national cybersecurity agency ANSSI has disclosed details about an intrusion campaign targeting IT services firms that run the Centreon IT resource monitoring tool. The attacks are thought to have stayed under … More Attacks targeting IT firms stir concern, controversy

Cybersecurity Advent calendar: Stay aware, stay safe!

When it comes to holiday gifts, surprise and wonder are always welcome. When it comes to protecting your security, however, you don’t want to leave anything to chance. Jingle bells are ringing, kids are getting as excited as ever as they look at the Christmas tree with anticipation, and depending on where you live, a … More Cybersecurity Advent calendar: Stay aware, stay safe!

Getting into cybersecurity: Self‑taught vs. university‑educated?

Are you considering a career in cybersecurity? What learning path(s) should you take? Does formal education matter? ESET experts share their insights. With cyberthreats on the rise, cybersecurity professionals are, unsurprisingly, a hot commodity. According to a recent study, there will be 350% growth in open cybersecurity positions from 2013 to 2021 and it is estimated … More Getting into cybersecurity: Self‑taught vs. university‑educated?

Why gamers are attractive targets for cybercriminals

The growing number of gaming enthusiasts, wide variety of methods to monetize attacks, and large sums of money that circulate in this industry are only some of the reasons that gamers are attractive targets for online hackers Nowadays, people of all ages play video games. Of the approximately 7.5 billion people who live in the … More Why gamers are attractive targets for cybercriminals

Growing pains: Skills gap meets expanding threat surface

The need to defend a growing threat surface highlights the widening cybersecurity skills gap. If you are concerned about the privacy and security of your information you might have noticed recent headlines declaring that the global cybersecurity job skills gap has grown to three million. This very worrying assertion – that many organizations around the … More Growing pains: Skills gap meets expanding threat surface