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

Charities Unprepared For Cyber Threats

With an increase in online donations, charities are no less vulnerable than any other organisation when it comes to cyberattacks, and with the costs of being unprepared so high, this is something charities can ill afford. David Emm, Principal Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “The threat of …

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YouTube Crackdown On Disturbing Videos Aimed At Children

YouTube has announced measures designed to restrict children’s access to disturbing content – particularly videos showing children’s characters in violent or sexual scenes. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “With technology being such an everyday commodity, kids are becoming more and more tech savvy …

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Driverless Cars Are To Hit Britain’s Roads By 2021

Following the latest announcement from Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling that driverless cars are to hit Britain’s roads by 2021, David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “While new technology offers great advantages to drivers, it also brings risks. Connectivity solutions for cars are not …

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Hackers Compromising User Accounts

Hackers Targeting Art Dealer Email Accounts

Following the latest news, that art galleries are now being targeted by cybercriminals, with hackers breaking into art dealer email accounts to send buyers duplicated invoices, David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab:  “Cybercriminals will take every opportunity to hijack online transactions for their …

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Which? Calls For New Rights For Victims Of Data Breaches

The consumer organisation Which? has called on the government to create new rights for people who have been the victims of a corporate data breach. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab:  “Customers have no control over the security of their online providers, so the right …

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Cybersecurity Cuts In Business

Following news today that businesses in the UK have cut their spend on cybersecurity despite the growing threat of attacks (budgets are a third of what they were this time last year, down to £3.9m on average, compared to £6.2m last year according to research from PwC), David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. …

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Social Media

Children To Receive Advice To Explain Social Media And Personal Data Rights

Children are to receive jargon busting leaflets explaining how their personal data is shared with social media companies. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “We’ve seen that millennials can be unaware of the ways in which their personal data could be used by companies, and …

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Federated Identity Service

Biometrics System To Scan Our Hearts To Lock And Unlock Gadgets

Researchers have recently developed a biometric system that scans the dimensions of users’ hearts to lock or unlock gadgets. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab provides an insight on the development as well as the implications of biometric technology in general. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “The swift development of biometric …

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Rapid Automation and Industrialization of Cyber Attacks

UK Critical Infrastructure Providers Not Prepared For Cyber Attacks

FOI requests of UK critical infrastructure providers have revealed that two-fifths have not completed basic cyber security steps recommended by the government. David Emm, Principal Aecurity Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Aecurity Researcher at Kaspersky Lab:  “The world isn’t ready for cyber threats against critical infrastructure – but criminals are clearly ready and …

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Small Businesses

David vs Goliath – How Small Businesses Can Battle Cybercriminals

Small businesses come in all shapes and sizes, but in today’s world, no organisation, large or small, can afford to ignore online security. Whether you’re a team operating out of an office, or an individual working from home, cybersecurity is an issue that every business should prioritise. Granted, cybercrime generally grabs the headlines when a …

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