Premium Content

Access "When digital risk gets physical: Assessing the global cyberthreat"

Published: 13 Oct 2012

On the opening day of Infosecurity Europe 2011, when Eugene Kaspersky, founder of Kaspersky Labs, took the podium to deliver a wide-ranging and humorous speech about cybercriminals, he could hardly have imagined the news that would reach him shortly afterwards. As we now know, his 20-year-old son Ivan had been kidnapped in Moscow and was being held for a ransom of 3 million euro. Kaspersky flew to Russia, and, with the help of security forces, managed to get his son freed without harm, and without paying any ransom.  Ironically, the theme of Kaspersky’s talk had been “How to make the criminals unhappy,” although he was obviously referring to cybercriminals, not kidnappers. He said the last few years had been a golden age for cybercriminals; they have been able to make huge sums of money with little risk of ever being caught. But, he argued, the balance of power is now changing. Cloud-based reputation services, he said, enable antimalware companies to respond much faster to new threats, and thus limit the amount of damage hackers can cause. That will, ... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside

Features

More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • Computer Weekly networking case studies
    CW-EuroUserAwards2014 networking-1.jpg
    E-Handbook

    Jennifer Scott and Steve Evans discover what made the winning entries stand out from the crowd in the 2014 Computer Weekly European Awards for ...

  • Special Report on VDI
    VDI.png
    E-Handbook

    The articles contained here were written by Brian Madden, the fiercely independent thought leader in the world of virtualisation and mobility ...

  • Spies in the VPN
    CWE_150414_ezine_252.png
    E-Zine

    In this week’s Computer Weekly, the NSA/GCHQ snooping scandal has added to concerns about security of virtual private networks (VPNs) – we find out ...