ESET to Highlight Groundbreaking Research Findings at Black Hat 2017

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This year at Black Hat (July 22–27, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV), the world’s leading information security event, IT security firm ESET will lead two important sessions.  

The first is ESET’s groundbreaking original discovery of the Industroyer malware, which is one of the only known malware threats that directly targets electrical substation switches and circuit breakers. Anton Cherepanov, ESET senior malware researcher and author of “Win32/Industroyer: A new threat for industrial control systems,” will be joined by Robert Lipovsky, ESET senior malware researcher, along with executives from Dragos on the Black Hat main stage. 

The other session will cover how in the wake of massive cyberattacks – like WannaCry (WannaCryptor) and Petya (NotPetya, Diskcoder.C) – and the never-ending revelations of nation-state hacking, businesses and individuals can take action to protect and defend themselves. Part of that means understanding how to evaluate the bold claims by vendors that are eager to capitalize on the growing amount of money spent on cybersecurity each year. ESET CTO Juraj Malcho will discuss the “post-truth plague” that confronts (and confuses) businesses and consumers, and how it ultimately does more harm than good. 

Details on the two main sessions featuring ESET:

Session: Black Hat main stage presentation: “Industroyer/CrashOverride: Zero Things Cool About a Threat Group Targeting the Power Grid”


  • Presented by: 
  • Anton Cherepanov, senior malware researcher, ESET
  • Robert Lipovsky, senior malware researcher, ESET
  • Joe Slowik, senior threat analyst, Dragos
  • Ben Miller, director, threat operations center, Dragos
  • Robert Lee, CEO/founder, Dragos
  • When:  Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 11:15am–12:05pm PT
  • Where: Lagoon ABCGHI

Session: ESET speaker presentation: “Ad-free Security”

  • Presented by: Juraj Malcho, chief technology officer, ESET 
  • When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 10:20–11:10am PT
  • Where: Oceanside Ballroom E 


Additionally, several members of the ESET security research team will be available to discuss other topics during the show. Attendees are invited to stop by ESET’s booth (#324) to consult with experts, learn more about ESET’s recent research discoveries, and take a look at the company’s suite of security solutions.

Attendees who stop by ESET’s booth will also be able to get an up-close and intimate look at Industroyer, with presentations given by ESET Senior Malware Researcher Robert Lipovsky twice daily, at 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. PT.

 ESET’s Black Hat microsite with more information can be found here.

 If you are a member of the media and interested in setting up an interview or briefing with one of ESET’s experts/spokespeople at Black Hat, please contact


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