How to nurture your child’s security genius

Is your child an internet security genius? If cybersecurity is their thing and you think it could be their future livelihood, here’s what you can do to harness that potential for a career that is exciting and financially lucrative. Sign up for free online courses Signing up for the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) course… More How to nurture your child’s security genius

Back to school: 5 challenges that parents and teachers face in IT security

With schools soon resuming their educational activities, it’s time to prepare our children to get back into the swing of going to class. And that means it’s also time to take any necessary precautions relating to IT security. For kids, returning to school these days means using mobile devices and computers to stay connected to the… More Back to school: 5 challenges that parents and teachers face in IT security

What is “phishing”?

It’s fair to say that over the past five years, the idea of the “digital life” has become, somewhat ironically, “more real”. We’re more connected than ever before and increasingly, whether it’s checking our bank account, reading an article or buying groceries, we’re doing more of it through internet-connected devices. Consider the growing centrality of… More What is “phishing”?

Operation Potao Express: Analysis of a cyber-espionage toolkit

Attackers spying on high-value targets in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, and their TrueCrypt-encrypted data We presented our initial findings based on research into the Win32/Potao malware family in June, in our CCCC 2015 presentation in Copenhagen. Today, we are releasing the full whitepaper on the Potao malware with additional findings, the cyberespionage campaigns where it was… More Operation Potao Express: Analysis of a cyber-espionage toolkit

Must-know security tips for non-technical fathers

Few people’s idea of relaxing Father’s Day involves getting to grips with IT security. However, with scammers typically targeting the holidays to catch out consumers, there’s never been a better time to scrub up on the basics and keep safe online. At least before the day itself, anyway. Ahead of this coming Father’s Day, then, familiarize… More Must-know security tips for non-technical fathers

How did the Internet change the everyday work of a security researcher?

Every May 17th is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, which attempts to raise global awareness on how the Internet and new technologies changed our society, and the opportunities they gave to improve our lifestyle. This special date, also known as Internet Day in some Spanish-speaking countries, is an opportunity for us at ESET to celebrate its… More How did the Internet change the everyday work of a security researcher?