ESET, the leading Proactive Threat Detection Company, celebrated the Antimalware Day, whose main goal was to highlight the work of PC security researchers and raise awareness in this area.
From November 3, 2017, Antimalware will celebrate the day. ESET has set a date that aims to highlight the researchers' work on information security and industry in general. The choice of the date is also aimed at honoring those who wrote the term "Computer Virus" (1893). These are: Frederick Kenn, a California University engineer who created the malicious code, and his professor Leonard Adlemans, who decided to name the malicious code as a computer virus.
Moreover, the celebration of this date is intended as a means to remember the importance of security and education in the field of security in a world in which technology plays a central role and is almost everything that surrounds us.
The development of malicious code and the importance of computer security is clearly evident in ESET's latest Latin American ESET Security Report; where it is emphasized that the main concern of organizations is ransom; The most commonly used malicious code is abduction from the victim's information and then asking for a lease. In turn, it has been found that small and large companies devote more and more of the budget and resources to minimize potential security incidents.
It should also be noted that the threat is constantly evolving – ESET Labs has discovered around 300 thousand new variants around the world, they are diverse, affecting almost all platforms used, and become more complex by changing distribution methods and malware.
Throughout November, ESET will use its important celebrations, such as the Antimalware Day and the International Security Day, which will be celebrated on November 30th – every article will publish an article in which some threats will be dealt with in detail. most remember computers every decade and part of security history.
For more information, visit the ESET News Portal called WeLiveSecurity at: https://www.welivesecurity.com/la-es/2018/11/02/antimalware-day-evolucion-malware-tiempo/.