In ongoing consultations with clients, large companies named targeted attacks and hacking as two of their biggest security challenges since they can seriously impact the continuity of business activities in an organization. Attackers have many means to infiltrate companies. However, many attacks, don’t require a very high level of technological sophistication. Instead, techniques like targeted social … More Hacking and targeted cyber-attacks as a result of anti-competitive practices in business
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
Taking advantage of the celebration of the Day of the Programmer, we share some audit tools to evaluate the security of your code. September 13 is the 256th day of the year. These three digits may not mean anything to many people, but for those of us who work in different areas of computing it … More Programmer’s Day: Resources to audit your code
Vulnerabilities are one of the elements frequently identified in security incidents and, together with other threats like exploits and malware, constitute a latent risk. In 2017, the number of vulnerabilities reported reached its historic peak, smashing records set in previous years. Not only that, but the number of vulnerabilities identified as critical also reached a peak in the … More Vulnerabilities reached a historic peak in 2017
The rapid global spread of technology, and the increasingly numerous types of interconnected devices routinely used, have greatly increased the number of attack vectors available to cybercriminals. This is why the exploitation of vulnerabilities is still one of our major concerns when it comes to corporate security incidents around the globe. For more detail, check out … More Trends 2017: Fewer vulnerabilities are being reported, but are we any safer?
In its latest Trends paper, titled Security Held Ransom, ESET has identified nine key areas in information security that are likely to have a notable impact in 2017. If there is one overarching theme, it is the challenge posed by the presence of more devices and technologies, many of which are coming together courtesy of … More The year in security: Trends 2017
We are pleased to present our annual report Windows exploitation in 2016. In this latest version of our report, we offer a fresh look at modern security features in Windows 10. The report, as usual, contains information about vulnerabilities that have been fixed in versions of Windows still supported by Microsoft, as well as exploitation … More Windows exploitation in 2016