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

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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Lack Of IT Skills Within The Police

The think tank Reform has argued that police chiefs should be allowed to fire officers whose IT skills are not up to scratch. Emm, principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “With the rise of crime in the cyber world, it is crucial that the skill set …

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Social Media

Social Media Hate Crime Clampdown

In light of the news that online hate crime is set to be treated as seriously as ‘offline’ offences, under revised CPS guidelines, David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “Technology offers protection but we cannot rely solely on it. By being informed and talking …

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Securing The Post-Brexit Customs Infrastructure

Brexit will present a whole host of headaches when it comes to customs processing, but the government aims to ease the transition through the use of technology. An upgrade of the HMRC customs infrastructure is planned for early 2019, but other high-tech solutions are being floated, including blockchain and AI. With this just one of many …

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Password Security And Why Bill Bur Regrets The Advice Given On Complex Password Security

Following an exclusive interview, Bill Burr, the author of an influential guide to computer passwords has now acknowledged that several of the tips he gave have come unstuck in practise. Mr Burr’s original advice was distributed by the US government’s National Institute of Standards and Technology. It has since been amended several times, with the …

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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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