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Slovakia : Mid-year security threat review from ESET

June 24, 2014

ESET, 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, 201410:00AM11:00AM 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.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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