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Mid-year Security Threat Review from ESET

June 24, 2014

Distinguished Researcher, Aryeh Goretsky, presents ESET's Mid-Year Threat Review: Do you know the Latest Threats out There?

SINGAPORE, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESET(R)( http://www.eset.com/int/about/press/articles/article/eset-ranked-by-deloitte-as-one-of-the-fastest-growing-technology-companies-in-central-europe ), a global pioneer in proactive protection for 25-years, invites everyone interested in security to attend ESET's mid-year security threat review in a free Webinar, hosted Wednesday, June 25, 201410:00AM - 11:00AM Pacific [GMT-8].

This webinar will focus on some of the more interesting pieces of malware and threats that have occurred during the first six months of the year, focusing on serious new developments as well as the persistence of numerous older threats that continue to plague our systems.

Included in ESET's review is 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, will also discuss the end of life 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, but, in his free time, Goretsky still likes to spend 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.

When asked what malware he dislikes the most, "Malware that alters, corrupts, destroys, modifies or steals a user's data is on my 'most-hated' list," replied Goretsky. "To me, that's the ultimate violation of a user's computer."

The hour-long session, hosted by BrightTalk, will include a questions and answer session. To sign up to ESET's mid-year threat review, visit https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/1718/110971. Those who cannot attend will be able to access a recording of this webinar.

About ESET

ESET(R), the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning ESET NOD32(R) technology, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. For over 26 years, the Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. By obtaining the 80th VB100 award in June 2013, ESET NOD32 technology holds the record number of Virus Bulletin "VB100" Awards, and has never missed a single "In-the-Wild" worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. In addition, ESET NOD32 technology holds the longest consecutive string of the VB100 awards of any AV vendor. ESET has also received a number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and other testing organizations and reviews. ESET NOD32(R) Antivirus, ESET Smart Security(R), ESET Cyber Security(R) (solution for Mac), ESET(R) Mobile Security and IT Security for Business are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore; with offices in Jena (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic) and Sao Paulo (Brazil). ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Kosice (Slovakia), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia) and an extensive partner network for more than 180 countries. More information is available from the ESET Press Center( http://www.eset.com/us/presscenter/press-releases ).

SOURCE ESET


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