Cybersecurity review of 2017: The year of wake-up calls

Fresh from peering into our crystal ball and outlining some of the trends that we expect to dominate the cyber-landscape in the coming year, we will now offer a snapshot of 2017. In a way, this year may be seen as a ‘year of wake-up calls’. Alarm bells barely stopped ringing as we kept waking up to … More Cybersecurity review of 2017: The year of wake-up calls

Malware in firmware: how to exploit a false sense of security

When it comes to cyberthreats, we in ESET-LATAM Research often see ransomware, banking trojans (especially in my home country – Brazil), botnets or worms. As a consequence, other types of dangerous malware that run inconspicuously might get less of our attention; as is the case with firmware malware or bootkits. Bootkits run before the OS … More Malware in firmware: how to exploit a false sense of security

Education cybersecurity: 3 steps to a safer school

Schools do far more than educate students. Their IT departments have to support and secure functions including healthcare, retail, research, human resources, finance and accounting. Some of those functions present rich targets for data thieves—just look at all the healthcare and retail companies that have suffered well-publicized data breaches. Breaches in education continue to happen, … More Education cybersecurity: 3 steps to a safer school

Number of women in infosec industry ‘remains stagnant’

The number of women working within the infosec industry “continues to remain low”, and could be exacerbating the skills gap within the industry. This is one of the main findings of the Biennial Women in Cybersecurity Report from the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, which found that women currently occupy just 11% of positions … More Number of women in infosec industry ‘remains stagnant’

Organisations ‘concerned by cybersecurity skills gap’

The ongoing cybersecurity skills gap is dealing a significant blow to the confidence of organisations looking to defend themselves against potential attacks. Figures gathered by a new study from ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) found that 59% of surveyed organisations said they receive five or more applications for each cybersecurity role, while 13% said they received … More Organisations ‘concerned by cybersecurity skills gap’