June 26, 2014 | San Diego, CA | Press Releases

ESET Delivers Mid-Year Security Threat Review

ESET®, a global pioneer in proactive protection for 25-years, recently hosted ESET’s Mid-Year Security Threat Review in a free webinar that covered some of the more interesting pieces of malware and threats that occurred during the first six months of the year. It focused on serious new developments, as well as the persistence of numerous older threats that continue to plague our systems.

Included in ESET’s review was the latest information on banking Trojans, Bitcoin miners and stealers, Heartbleed SSL vulnerability, Mac and iPhone threats, nation-state malware campaigns and the Windigo campaign. Presenter Aryeh Goretsky, a distinguished researcher at ESET and veteran of the anti-virus malware industry, also discussed the end of Windows XP and the impact it will have on the future of the security landscape.

Goretsky has been involved in the security industry since 1989. Having started his career in the technical support department, Goretsky is keenly aware of the damage malware can do to computers and their networks. He moved to the labs in 2006 and in his free time, Goretsky still spends time on forums, helping people who are having technology problems, an activity he has been recognized for with awards from both Lenovo and Microsoft.

“What’s fascinating about working in computer security is that you face new challenges and threats every day. It’s essential that those responsible for protecting computers keep themselves informed of the latest attacks and emerging trends,” explained Goretsky. “2014 has seen fascinating new developments, with the continuing rise of Android malware, state-sponsored cybercrime and organized criminals exploiting poorly-protected computers for the purposes of stealing information and making money.”

The depth of his security knowledge and experience in the industry makes Goretsky an ideal presenter for interactive webinars, where he can contextualize the malware problem for businesses and organizations.

“Malware that alters, corrupts, destroys, modifies or steals a user’s data is on my ‘most-hated’ list,” replied Goretsky when asked what malware he dislikes the most. “To me, that’s the ultimate violation of a user’s computer.”
If you missed the webinar you can access a recording here: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/1718/110971
To sign up for future webinars with ESET’s Distinguished Researchers, visit the ESET Internet Security Threats Channel.

About ESET
Since 1987, ESET® has been developing award-winning security software that now helps over 100 million customers to Enjoy Safer Technology. Its broad security product portfolio covers all popular platforms and provides businesses and consumers around the world with the perfect balance of performance and protection. The company has a global sales network covering 180 countries, and regional offices in Bratislava, San Diego, Singapore and Buenos Aires. For more information visit www.eset.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.