David Balaban

David Balaban is a computer security researcher with over 17 years of experience in malware analysis and antivirus software evaluation. He runs MacSecurity.net and Privacy-PC.com projects that present expert opinions on contemporary information security matters, including social engineering, malware, penetration testing, threat intelligence, online privacy, and white hat hacking. Mr. Balaban has a strong malware troubleshooting background, with a recent focus on ransomware countermeasures.

New Ransomware Trends Causing Fear in 2021

In this article, we're going to touch on the most visible ransomware-related trends that have impacted the threat landscape recently. Among them are attacks involving RDP (remote desktop), RAT...

How AI is Mishandled to Become a Cybersecurity Risk

The rapid evolution of artificial intelligence algorithms has turned this technology into an element of critical business processes. The caveat is that there is a lack of transparency in...

How To Check a Website for Vulnerabilities

The internet is home to roughly 1.8 billion websites. Many of them have vulnerabilities that turn them into easy prey for cybercriminals. According to researchers’ recent findings, more than...

Comparing In-Browser-Based, Commercial Password Managers

Most of us visit numerous websites every single day, including online stores, social networks, email services and e-banking resources. To interact with some of these sites as a customer...

How to Solve Security Problems of Identity Verification Systems

There are many different perspectives on how identity verification systems should work to provide confidence, trust and interoperability between different sectors, both local and international. At the same time,...

Latest Posts

Airiam’s Art Ocain on Preventing Fraud in the SME Market

I spoke with Art Ocain, VP of Cybersecurity and Incident Response at Airiam, about why small and mid-size enterprises are more prone to cyberattack...

Lenovo Expands SSG Offerings with PCCW Solutions Acquisition

Strategic relationships are commonplace in the tech industry and typically enable the vendors involved to better serve shared customers and markets. But a few...

Komprise’s Krishna Subramanian on Managing Unstructured Data

I spoke with Krishna Subramanian, President and COO of Komprise, about best practices in managing unstructured data, a data type that many companies are...

Software AG CEO Sanjay Brahmawar on the Truly Connected Enterprise

I spoke with Sanjay Brahmawar, CEO of Software AG, about how connecting people, processes and technology enables a company to become a truly connected...

Top 5 Announcements From Cisco Live 2022

Recently, network market leader Cisco held its annual event, Cisco Live, in Las Vegas. It’s been three years since the network giant held the event...