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

Five ways to make Halloween less cyber-scary for kids

How can we help kids avoid security horrors and stay safe from rogue online “neighbours” at Halloween and thereafter? It’s that time of year again when children, decked out in special costumes, roam the streets and ask for treats from neighbors. The online world, too, is inhabited by creatures that aren’t what they seem to … More Five ways to make Halloween less cyber-scary for kids

Asking the US public about cybercrime and cybersecurity

Answers could help raise awareness of situations that people fear. Cybersecurity involves protecting the digital technologies upon which we depend against criminals who seek to abuse them for their own ends. Public support for efforts to reduce cybercrime is critical to society’s efforts to preserve the benefits of digital technologies. That is why I am … More Asking the US public about cybercrime and cybersecurity

AI hot air creating real risks for enterprises

The hype around artificial intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity has reached fever pitch. You just have to scan the news to see that the media is awash with stories about how AI will transform cybersecurity practices – making threat detection faster and more accurate than ever before. What’s more, marketing materials from next-generation vendors further claim … More AI hot air creating real risks for enterprises

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