ESET to highlight encrypting ransomware at Mobile World Congress 2017

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Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona is taking place February 27 – March 2, 2017 and IT security leader ESET has some exciting things to share with attendees from new research to new products. 

The ESET booth will be located in Hall 5, booth B05; detailed information about the presence of ESET at the Congress is available at a dedicated ESET MWC microsite.

In ESET's latest research, mobile threats - specifically encrypting and lock-screen ransomware on the Android platform - take center stage. Researchers will release a white paper with the latest data on the topic, with ESET Chief Technology Officer Juraj Malcho personally presenting the findings at a networking event on Tuesday, February 28 from 16.00-18.00, in the MWC Networking Garden 3/5.

“Every year we see the gradual increase of this threat, across all platforms in general and mobile ones specifically,” says Malcho. “And still, users don’t protect themselves properly, nor do they pay enough attention to responsible online behavior.”

For a sneak-peek of the new research, readers are invited to check out the relevant blogposts located on the ESET research news portal WeLiveSecurity.comAndroid ransomware spreads further, with new methods in its toolbox, Security by design for mobile device manufacturers and Indirect damage: Why service providers should care about customer security.

Another main point of focus that attendees may take interest in is the European data privacy regulation. ESET will present findings from an ESET-commissioned survey of IT decision makers from several European countries on data protection and European GDPR regulation conducted by IDC.

In addition to ESET technical and researcher experts, Chief Business Officer Ignacio Sbampato and EMEA Sales and Marketing Director Miroslav Mikus, will be available for briefings and interview.

Visit the dedicated ESET MWC microsite for more information and to set up an interview. 

About ESET

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