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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Encryption And Its Role In National Security

The recent terrorist activity in the UK has reignited the debate about the use of encryption online. With news that the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, is calling for new regulation of the Internet, effectively demanding the abolition of encryption, David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher …

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“Judy” Malware Shows Importance Of Protection From Unwanted Apps

Following the news that over 36 million Android devices may have been affected by the so-called “Judy” malware, David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: With news that 36.5 million devices could be affected by a new Android app called “Judy”, it is more crucial than …

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Don’t Fall For Tax Scams This Season

At this time of year, the number of tax scams reaches a high, with fraudsters looking for any chance to cash in on consumers, the self-employed or small businesses who might be excited about potential refunds. Many people now do their taxes online, and cybercriminals are seeing this as a huge opportunity for phishing schemes. …

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Encryption And Its Role In National Security

The recent terrorist attack in Westminster has brought with it renewed questions about the use of end-to-end encryption by messaging services such as WhatsApp. With news that Home Secretary Amber Rudd has called leading tech bosses from Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook to a summit to discuss encryption and its national security implications, David Emm, Principal Security …

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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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