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

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