Watch our Lab Matters webcasts to get firsthand advice from Kaspersky Lab's leading information security experts on how to protect your home computer or corporate network from digital threats such as malware, spamware, targeted attacks, and other Information Security threats.
Adobe Zero-Day Response
In this special edition Ryan Naraine joins David Lenoe, Head of the Product Security Incident Response Team, Adobe, in a discussion about how Adobe is responding to attacks against zero-day vulnerabilities in PDF Reader and Flash Player.
Anatomy of the RSA targeted attack
Another edition of "Lab Matters" with a special guest Uri Rivner, Head of New Technologies, Identity Protection and Verification, RSA Security, where he describes what happened when RSA was hacked with a zero-day vulnerability.
Exploit Kits Evolution - Server Side
Again we have an external expert, a participant of SAS 2011, Aviv Raff from Seculert. He talks about the evolution of exploit kits, especially on the server side.
Kaspersky Academy - a platform for connection
Kaspersky Lab is paying a lot of attention to IT security education & literacy development sharing its knowledge & experience actively through its educational program "Kaspersky Academy" which offers unique opportunities for students & young professionals to improve their knowledge of IT security, gain new experience and communicate with industry experts, realize their scientific potential as well as get exciting career opportunities & open the door to the professional world of IT security. Ram Herkanaidu, educational manager, is telling about academic initiatives of the company.
DDoS Bot Landscape 2011
Arbor Networks researcher Jose Nazario talks about new DDoS bot families, most previously unidentified. Nazario provides a tour of recently discovered DDoS bots from around the world showing the proliferation of attack models, adoption of .Net, and new modular functionalities.
Targeted attacks: are they corporate or personal?
How not to become a victim of corporate espionage and hi-tech attacks
The past several months have been rather shocking and scary for both companies and governments: news about successful targeted cyber attacks has been hitting the world’s front pages almost every day. These attacks test not only IT managers, but regular employees as well - as they are usually the most vulnerable targets. Today anyone can be a target for cyber criminals. That’s why we asked Costin Raiu, Director of the Global Research and Analysis Team at Kaspersky Lab, to explain the nature of the most striking incidents, to give some advice on how to recognize targeted attacks, and what actions should be taken against them.
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Travel Tips: Stay Secure on the Road
For business travelers, the use of a laptop to stay connected to access business documents and connect to office resources is an absolute necessity. In this Lab Matters webcast, Kaspersky Lab malware researcher Stefan Tanase provides some general travel tips and advice to assist in protecting you, your laptop and your corporate data while you are on the road.
At the Halfway Mark: Malware Predictions in 2011
In this newest edition of Lab Matters, Director of Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team Costin Raiu offers some predictions about what we will see in the second half of 2011. Raiu’s predictions include a surge in malicious activity on mobile device app stores.
Password Security: Dos and Don'ts
There are countless firms that sell expensive computer security products and gear. But most experts will tell you that the one step you can take to most improve the security of your home or work computer is to have and follow strict password security. But what makes a password strong (or weak)? And what tricks might hackers, malware authors and cyber criminals play to get you to part with yours? Paul Roberts of Threatpost speaks with David Emm of Kaspersky Lab about proper password hygiene and the steps you need to take to secure access to your critical online and offline accounts.
The Underground Economy and Ecosystem of the SMS-based cybercrime
In some Eastern European countries (Russia and Ukraine especially), there are legal loopholes that allow the use of SMS premium rate numbers anonymously. In addition, some Russian mobile operators allow people to transfer money from prepaid SIM cards to bank accounts or credit cards. When combined, these two things allow cyber-crime activity that generate illegal profits. In this issue of Lab Matters webcast, Kaspersky Lab malware researcher Denis Maslennikov discusses this component of mobile security and talks about the ways cyber-criminals are maliciously exploiting prepaid SIM cards and money transfers. Maslennikov also describes the main pillar of the underground economy and ecosystem of his type of fraud.
Dissecting the Banking Malware Problem
Kaspersky Lab malware researcher Vicente Diaz joins the Lab Matters webcast to discuss the banking malware epidemic in Europe and offer suggestions for consumers doing business on the Web.
Malware in Spam Messages
Head of Content Analysis and Research Darya Gudkova joins Ryan Naraine on this episode of Lab Matters to talk about the use of spam e-mails to launch malware attacks.
The Ups and Downs of Mitigating Botnets
In this edition of the Lab Matters webcast, malware researcher Tillman Werner and Ryan Naraine discuss the ongoing battle to control the Conficker botnet and the need for the computer security industry to consider newer approaches to mitigating the botnet epidemic.
The Truth about Malware and Linux
In this Q&A session with Ryan Naraine, Kaspersky Lab malware researcher David Jacoby dispels the myth surrounding Linux as a malware-free platform and makes the case that misconfigurations and other security problems on Linux contributes to the malware epidemic on Microsoft’s Windows operating system.
The State of Spam
The end of 2010 was a rather bad time to be a spammer. Thanks to an industry-wide effort that included botnet takedowns and legal cases, we saw a dramatic shift in the way spammers used unsolicited e-mail to make money. In this Lab Matters webcast, Kaspersky Lab senior spam analyst Maria Namestnikova looks closely at the pharmaceutical spam operations and discusses how spammers are using affiliate programs and rebuilt botnets to recover from last year’s crackdown.
The Good and Bad of Android Security
In this episode of Lab Matters, malware researcher Tim Armstrong joins Ryan Naraine to examine the security posture of the Android mobile operating system. Armstrong looks at strengths and weaknesses of the open-source platform and warns about the risks associated with jailbreaking/rooting Android devices.
The State of the Malicious Web with Eugene Kaspersky
In the newest edition of the Lab Matters webcast, founder and chief executive officer of Kaspersky Lab Eugene Kaspersky discusses the evolution of malware attacks -- from nuisance e-mail worms to well-organized, for-profit cyber-criminals taking control of millions of computers.
In this Q&A with Ryan Naraine, Kaspersky talks about the different eras in malicious computer activity, from passive viruses to Internet worms to botnets and, now, a new era of cyber-warfare.
The Dark Side of Jailbreaking iPhones
Costin Raiu, director of Kaspersky Lab's Global Research and Analysis Team, discusses the security risks involved with jailbreaking Apple's iPhone. In this Q&A with Ryan Naraine, Raiu talks about the Jailbreakme.com vulnerability and exploit and the social engineering techniques used to take advantage of the popularity of jailbreaking utilities. The discussion also touches on Android devices and some of the security ramifications of unregulated smartphone apps.
An inside look at mobile malware threats
In this edition of Lab Matters, senior malware analyst Denis Maslennikov discusses mobile malware threats.
Unraveling Stuxnet: Cyber-Espionage
Kaspersky Lab Senior Anti-Virus Researcher Roel Schouwenberg answers questions on the Stuxnet work, the resources and sophistication involved in the attack and the likely nation-state involvement.
Targeted Attacks: Businesses under threat
It's not just home users that are susceptible to targeted attacks, companies are too! In this webcast, our experts will tell you what you can do to protect your corporate network against them.
Whitelists: Better on them than not
Whitelisting is one of the structured methods used in the fight against spam. How this technology works and why it is required will be discussed in this webcast.
AV Test Results: Just how reliable are they?
Can you really trust AV Tests? What should you look for when choosing AV software? These are the big questions on the lips of every user concerned about their online security. In this webcast, Roel Schouwenberg, Senior Anti-Virus Researcher, Americas, Global Research & Analysis Team lifts the veil surrounding these questions.
Targeted Attacks: What are they all about?
In this first edition of Kaspersky Lab's webcast series, two of the company's leading antimalware experts, Costin Raiu and Magnus Kalkuhl, give the complete lowdown on targeted attacks and discuss a host of other fascinating topics.