Needles in a haystack: Picking unwanted UEFI components out of millions of samples

ESET experts describe how they trained a machine-learning model to recognize a handful of unwanted UEFI components within a flood of millions of harmless samples. UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) security has been a hot topic for the past few years, but, due to various limitations, very little UEFI-based malware has been found in the … More Needles in a haystack: Picking unwanted UEFI components out of millions of samples

Cybersecurity Trends 2019: Privacy and intrusion in the global village

With just days left in 2018, ESET experts offer their reflections in ‘Cybersecurity Trends 2019’ on themes that are set to figure prominently in the upcoming year. So, it’s almost a wrap for 2018. Before we rush to welcome in the New Year, however, let’s consider what may await the cybersecurity community and, indeed, the … More Cybersecurity Trends 2019: Privacy and intrusion in the global village

Can artificial intelligence power future malware?

Can AI power future malware? What if Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be used to power future malware? Could cybercriminals launch “AI-powered cyberattacks” with crippling consequences to both industries and individuals? Can AI be used as a tool for the attackers? We explore all of these questions and more in a new white paper titled “Can … More Can artificial intelligence power future malware?

AI was supposed to fix security – what happened?

Heralded as the answer to many cybersecurity issues, machine learning hasn’t always delivered. Over the past several years there was no such thing as a security vendor that didn’t have machine learning (ML) – usually mischaracterized it as artificial intelligence (AI) because bandwagons are so attractive, no matter how misleading – and they mostly claimed it was … More AI was supposed to fix security – what happened?

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