David Emm

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David EmmDavid Emm is Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab, a provider of security and threat management solutions. He has been with Kaspersky Lab since 2004 and is a member of the company’s Global Research and Analysis Team. He has worked in the anti-malware industry since 1990 in a variety of roles, including that of Senior Technology Consultant at Dr Solomon’s Software, and Systems Engineer and Product Manager at McAfee. In his current role, David regularly delivers presentations on malware and other IT security threats at exhibitions and events, highlighting what organisations and consumers can do to stay safe online. He also provides comment to broadcast and print media on the ever-changing cyber-security and threat landscape. David has a strong interest in malware, ID theft and the human aspects of security. David is a knowledgeable advisor on all aspects of online security.

Articles by David Emm

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ABTA Cyber-Attack

Following the news of a cyber-attack on the website of ABTA, the travel trade body, David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below.  David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: The cyber-attack on the website of ABTA, the travel trade body, is the latest targeting high profile organisations that could possess personal information of …

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My Friend Cayla Security Concerns

Following the news of security concerns behind My Friend Cayla, David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab:  “My Friend Cayla is hitting the headlines, following a call for parents to destroy the doll by Germany’s Federal Network Agency. The doll is equipped with a …

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Kaspersky Lab On More Cyber Attacks Than Street Crime In North Wales

Following the news that there are more cyber attacks in north Wales than street crime, David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “It’s no surprise to see reports of cybercrime overtake street crime. As with markets generally, investment tends to flow into areas where …

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How To Safeguard Your Privacy [Snooper’s Charter]

Following the news about surrounding the Snooper’s Charter, David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: ” There are several steps cyber-savvy consumers can take to ensure their privacy online: Firstly, change some browser settings – e.g., disable automatic add-on installation, block suspicious websites and pop-ups, …

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Compromise Of Adult Friend Finder

In relation to the compromise of the Adult Friend Finder website, David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below.  David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “Online daters are going to feel a familiar lurch of fear when they hear about the compromise of the Adult Friend Finder website, just 16 months …

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Ofcoms Report On Digital Detox

Following the recent Ofcom news of the UK population taking a “digital detox”, David Emm, principal security researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Security researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “ I was surprised to see Ofcom’s research showing just how many people are finding it necessary to undergo a ‘digital detox’. Research Kaspersky Lab recently conducted showed …

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Wireless Keyboard Threats

Following the news of wireless keyboards being easy to intercept, David Emm, principal security researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, principal security researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “The recent news of wireless keyboards being easy to intercept demonstrates that, while wireless products provide convenience, as with any digital device that is connected to the internet, if it …

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The Rise of Online Fraud

National Crime Statistics – Rise In Online Fraud

Following the latest national crime statistics in England and Wales, David Emm, principal security researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. Key findings from the report include: 51% of fraud incidents were cyber related from October 2015 to March 2016 28% of these were “non investment fraud” (online shopping or computer service calls) 2 million computer misuse incidents …

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Facebook Messenger Secret Messages

Following the news that Facebook may be developing its Messenger app to encrypt messages and allow people to set a time limit after which their messages will be deleted, David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab provides as insight on this news. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: ” The news that Facebook …

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The Rise Of Ransomware: It’s Time To Stop Paying

How much is your data worth to you? For victims of ransomware this is no longer a rhetorical question but painfully real.  Ransomware locks or encrypts data on a device and then demands a ransom for the key to release it.  It is a comparatively lucrative business for cybercriminals: while the majority of traditional attacks …

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