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ESET Research goes to RSA Conference 2021 with record number of presentations

May 12, 2021

We’ll discover Android stalkerware, air-gapped networks and XP exploits

We’re only a few days away from RSA Conference 2021, an vital annual occasion for the IT safety business and analysis. ESET is worked up to have a powerful presence on the digital present ground, with its researchers set to host three much-anticipated classes – a record-high quantity for ESET Analysis. The occasion is going down from Might 17-20 and our very personal Jean-Ian Boutin, Alexis Dorais-Joncas, Zuzana Hromcová and Lukáš Štefanko will present deep dives into Home windows XP exploits and Android stalkerware, in addition to into how nation-state actors have been breaching air-gapped networks.  

Two of the shows will happen on Might 17, the opening day of the convention. ESET researcher Lukáš Štefanko will handle “Security: The Hidden Cost of Android Stalkerware” from 11:20 to 12:00 PDT (20:20 to 21:00 CEST). Stalkerware is used to spy on customers by gathering, transmitting, and storing details about their actions. ESET Analysis has found severe vulnerabilities in Android stalkerware apps and their monitoring servers that, if exploited, may have a severe affect on the victims. Primarily based on ESET telemetry, the variety of stalkerware detections in 2020 rose by 48% in comparison with 2019. Lukáš will cowl greater than 80 totally different households of Android stalkerware and deal with safety points and privateness flaws of their code. 

Instantly following Lukáš Štefanko, Head of Menace Analysis at ESET Jean-Ian Boutin and ESET researcher Zuzana Hromcová will take the digital stage with “Beyond Living-Off-the-Land: Why XP Exploits Still Matter” from 12:05 to 12:45 PDT (21:05 to 21:45CEST). Dwelling-Off-the-Land refers to a way the place attackers use legit, preinstalled instruments to hold out their malicious operations. At ESET, we all know how a susceptible Home windows XP DLL can shortly flip incident response right into a nightmare – study from our expertise and leverage our steerage to fortify your defenses. 

The ultimate presentation from ESET Analysis will probably be delivered by Alexis Dorais-Joncas, ESET safety intelligence staff lead, who will discuss “Leaping the air hole: 15 years of nation-state efforts” on Might 19 (time is but to be confirmed). Nation-state actors have been breaching air-gapped networks for over a decade and Alexis has analyzed and in contrast all their malicious frameworks recognized so far.  

To look at the shows reside, register on the RSA Conference 2021 website. You’ll want to examine the convention’s full agenda for extra data, together with which sort of entry go works finest for you.   

If you can’t be a part of the occasion reside, ESET Analysis has you lined, as will publish two white papers through the convention – one by Lukáš Štefanko on Android stalkerware and the second by Alexis Dorais-Joncas about malware leaping the air hole.  

So let’s meet at RSA Convention 2021 and ensure to remain on prime of ESET research on In case you don‘t need to miss our analysis previews and breaking information, comply with ESET Research on Twitter.

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