Principal Security Researcher


David Emm is Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky, a provider of security and threat management solutions.

David joined Kaspersky in 2004. He is a member of the company's Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT) and 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, and is a knowledgeable advisor on all aspects of online security.

Articles and Comments By David Emm

Expert Commentary
Dating Apps Sexual Assault Rise Comment From Experts
February 25 , 2022 by David Emm
The main driver for many on dating apps is to build new connections and possibly find a partner. How...
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WFH Is A Cybersecurity "Ticking Time Bomb", Expert Weighs In
September 10 , 2021 by David Emm
The findings reported by HP detailing employee pushback due to company cybersecurity policies is an...
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Expert React: Online Scams Rise By A Third Over Pandemic
July 15 , 2021 by David Emm
We should take the rise in online scams last year as a wake-up call, rather than simply dismissing i...
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Hackers Steal Wealth of Data from Game Giant EA
June 14 , 2021 by David Emm
The gaming industry is hugely lucrative, and with the UK video games market hitting a record £7bn...
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Vulnerabilities Found In Wifi-routers
May 06 , 2021 by David Emm
With the number of smart and connected devices in the home today, a breach into a home network could...
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Expert On Study That Brits Using Pets' Names As Online Passwords
April 12 , 2021 by David Emm
Our passwords are the gateway to a plethora of valuable personal data that should never be openly sh...
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My Phone Is Listening To Me, Say 60% Of People - Expert Reaction
February 15 , 2021 by David Emm
The findings reported by the Commission for Communications Regulation on digital services and online...
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Expert Insight On Babuk Ransomware Attack
February 03 , 2021 by David Emm
Babuk is fairly new ransomware, and whilst reports have suggested that the coding of the malware isn...
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Expert Insight On QR Scanners Can Help Consumers Escape Device Intrusion
December 11 , 2020 by David Emm
Quick Response (QR) codes have fast become a feature in everyday life across the UK, not least as a...
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11 Smart Video Doorbells Could Let Hackers Into Your Home
November 25 , 2020 by David Emm
The ongoing development of smart doorbells has introduced a new wave of cybersecurity risks. With re...
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Expert Comment: Palm Scanner Launched For 'Secure Payments'
September 30 , 2020 by David Emm
The new Amazon One payment sounds very convenient: you just hold your palm above the reader and it...
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Businesses increasingly at risk from cyber attack due to home working
September 04 , 2020 by David Emm
Remote working has presented increased cybersecurity risks for businesses. With more of us working f...
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Security Implications Of Covid-19 Contact-tracing Mobile Apps - Experts Commentary
April 30 , 2020 by David Emm
New forms of technology, such as the NHS contact tracking app, are currently being implemented in or...
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Expert Analsysis Of US Defense Agency Says Personal Data 'Compromised' In 2019 Data Breach
February 24 , 2020 by David Emm
The news that a US Government agency has been breached highlights that no organisation, authoritativ...
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Social Captain Instagram Account Exposed And Experts Reactions
February 03 , 2020 by David Emm
While it’s understandable that people might want to boost their Instagram following, this shouldn...
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Response Comment: Travelex Foreign Currency Website STILL Down After 4 Days Following Cyber Attack
January 08 , 2020 by David Emm
The ongoing impact of this security breach serves as a stark reminder for businesses to adopt and ma...
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Experts Comments On Billabong And Quiksilver Hit By Cyber Attack
November 08 , 2019 by David Emm
Cyber-attacks, of the sort impacting Billabong and Quiksilver, should seriously worry all retailers,...
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Dutch Website Hack Reveals Data Of 250000 Sex Workers' Clients
October 13 , 2019 by David Emm
If people want to use legal services of this nature, they have the right to do so, and they have the...
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Sex Lives Of App Users 'Shared With Facebook' - Experts Comments
September 11 , 2019 by David Emm
From sexual activity to general health, it’s inevitable that menstruation apps will request a whol...
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Biometric Database Breach: Expert Commentary
August 15 , 2019 by David Emm
“This incident underlines the risks associated with using biometric identifiers. Biometric data is...