Recent News - Black Hat USA 2018: ESET experts to talk ‘Malware of Mass Destruction,’ enterprise security and cyber-espionage research


2018-07-26

Black Hat USA 2018 is just around the corner and cybersecurity experts at ESET will be out in full force with their malware researchers and product specialists.

ESET Security Evangelist Tony Anscombe will be presenting on ‘Malware as the New Weapon of Mass Destruction,’ a term he recently coined to highlight the dangers of massively destructive malware tools. He will be covering wide-ranging issues: U.S. elections, industrial control systems’ power outages and destructive ransomware, to name just a few. Anscombe’s talk is on Thursday, August 9 at 2:30 p.m. PT in Business Hall Theater B. 

Also in attendance will be ESET’s Robert Lipovský, the malware researcher that made waves at Black Hat USA 2017 with his team’s discovery of Industroyer, the first known piece of malware to control electricity substation switches and was responsible for knocking out power in the capital of Ukraine. Lipovský will be back to discuss some of his latest cyber-espionage research and will illustrate how strong malware research directly supports ESET’s multi-layered detection technologies, helps train its unique machine-learning algorithms and effectively prevents malware infections such as the global WannaCry epidemic. Lipovský will be presenting at the ESET booth several times a day during the show.

Product experts from ESET will be providing demos at the ESET booth, showcasing its latest enterprise security offerings, and presenting on a number of industry topics throughout each day.

ESET also has some exciting prizes in store this year for attendees including a chance to win a pair of tickets to fly around the world. Visit the ESET booth (#928) during Black Hat to enter. Attendees can sign up for a demo and get more information about ESET’s presence at the show on the Black Hat landing page here.

 



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