Nearly half of UK businesses experienced a cybersecurity incident in the last 12 months

Nearly half of all UK businesses have experienced a cybersecurity incident over the last 12 months, according to a new government paper. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017 found that larger businesses were particularly at risk, with nearly 70% suffering a data breach or cyberattack, at a cost of around £20,000. Nearly a quarter of … More Nearly half of UK businesses experienced a cybersecurity incident in the last 12 months

When PR and reality collide: The truth about machine learning in cybersecurity

Machine learning (ML) is routinely cited by post-truth vendors as their biggest selling point, their main advantage. But ML – if it’s done properly – comes with problems and limitations. ESET has spent years perfecting automated detections, our name for ML in the cybersecurity context. Here are some of the biggest challenges we have observed … More When PR and reality collide: The truth about machine learning in cybersecurity

Fighting post-truth with reality in cybersecurity

The world is changing in front of our eyes. Where facts, truth and honesty were once our most valuable assets, nowadays alternative-facts, post-truths and outright lies reign. Unfortunately, the cybersecurity business is no exception to this trend. Even worse, with all the recent advances in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), … More Fighting post-truth with reality in cybersecurity

It’s time to finally say goodbye to Windows XP. And Vista. Again

On April 8 it will be three years since Microsoft ended its extended support for Windows XP. Despite the fact that no one is patching its vulnerabilities, almost 8% of desktop users worldwide still run the operating system. “SOMEWHAT PARADOXICALLY, XPS ARE STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE AND KICKING COMPARED TO SOME OF ITS SUCCESSORS.” Somewhat … More It’s time to finally say goodbye to Windows XP. And Vista. Again

Sathurbot: Distributed WordPress password attack

This article sheds light on the current ecosystem of the Sathurbot backdoor trojan, in particular exposing its use of torrents as a delivery medium and its distributed brute-forcing of weak WordPress administrator accounts. The torrent leecher Looking to download a movie or software without paying for it? There might be associated risks. It just might … More Sathurbot: Distributed WordPress password attack

ESET Smart Security Premium awarded ‘Best Security Product of the Year’ by Digital Citizen

Industry leading antivirus solution heralded for its high quality, efficiency and low performance impact ESET Smart Security Premium, a comprehensive antivirus solution, earned an impressive five-star rating and the title ‘Best Security Product of the Year’ from Digital Citizen. Surpassing 14 other commercial antivirus products on the market, ESET Smart Security Premium was highlighted for … More ESET Smart Security Premium awarded ‘Best Security Product of the Year’ by Digital Citizen