Recent News - ESET to Highlight Threat Intelligence, Android Ransomware and Data Privacy at Mobile World Congress 2017


ESET, Europe-based leader in IT security, will highlight its latest products for business and mobile platforms, its latest research, and business strategy relevant to EU data privacy regulation at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 27 – March 2, 2017. As in previous years, the ESET booth will be located in Hall 5, booth B05; detailed information about the presence of ESET at the Congress is available at our dedicated website

ESET Threat Intelligence, one of our newly launched services, will be highlighted at the Congress. The service predicts and proactively notifies customers of real-time threats targeting their businesses and enables greater flexibility when adapting to a rapidly changing threat landscape. Targeted attacks, advanced persistent threats (APTs), zerodays and botnet activities are all part of Threat Intelligence analysis. Additionally, the service is available to security teams of Enterprise companies as well as Security Operations Centers to analyze specific malware and provide intelligence on their functionality and impact.

In our latest research, mobile threats, specifically encrypting and lock-screen ransomware for the Android platform, take center stage. ESET researchers will release a white paper with the latest data on the topic, with ESET Chief Technology Officer, Juraj Malcho personally presenting on the issue at the Congress.

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

For a sneak-peek of the new research, readers are invited to check out the relevant blogposts located on the ESET research and news portal  Android 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 for ESET in Barcelona will be the European data privacy regulation. We 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.

“Data Protection is a key element of EU regulation which makes it mandatory for businesses to adequately protect personal data. ESET products and technology are well-equipped to address core aspects of these requirements,” says Palo Balaj, Head of ESET EMEA Business Development, who will also be present at the ESET booth.

Among other ESET leadership present at the Congress, Chief Business Officer Ignacio Sbampato and EMEA Sales and Marketing Director Miroslav Mikus, will be available for meetings.

For business attendees, ESET CTO Juraj Malcho will be presenting the latest security trends at ESET Targeted Networking Event on Tuesday February 28 from 16.00-18.00, at the MWC Networking Garden 3/5.


About ESET
ESET®, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning ESET NOD32® 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 organisations and reviews. ESET NOD32® Antivirus, ESET Smart Security®, ESET Cyber Security® (solution for Mac), ESET® 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.

ESET recently updated its two-factor authentication (2FA) application, adding a secure validation to weak and static user passwords. This updated version of ESET’s 2FA application provides flexibility and deeper integration of 2FA into bespoke applications, making it the best cost-effective solutions for SMBs everywhere.

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, Košice (Slovakia), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia) and an extensive partner network for more than 180 countries. For more information visit or follow us on Facebook.


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Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the Company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which includes Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

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