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My New Book ‘Cyberdanger’ Is Released: June 2019

I am really proud that my new book Cyberdanger is available wordwide now. Just buy a copy at your favourite online bookshop!

This book describes the key cybercrime threats facing individuals, businesses, and organizations in our online world. I first explain malware and its origins; I also describe the extensive underground economy and the various attacks that cybercriminals have developed, including malware, spam, and hacking; I also offer constructive advice on countermeasures for individuals and organizations; and I discuss the related topics of cyberespionage, cyberwarfare, hacktivism, and anti-malware organizations, and appropriate roles for the state and the media.

The book is important reading for all professionals engaged with securing information, people, and enterprises. It’s also a valuable introduction for the general reader who wants to learn about cybersecurity.


The lack of basic security and good consultancy in a world dominated by an economical crisis

Why basic antivirus is not failing.

 A lot has been written and said about antivirus products seemingly failing these days to protect users against advanced persistent threats or specific targeted attacks. The anti-virus industry seems not to be able to detect threats like Stuxnet, Duqu, Flame or even recently Dorifel in time. Media and press called some of those attacks acts of cyberwarfare. Richard A. Clarke, an internationally-recognized expert on security, defines cyberwarfare as “actions by a nation-state to penetrate another nation’s computers or networks for the purposes of causing damage or disruption.” But there are loads of other definitions. However, it is clear that cyberwarfare consists of many different threats ranging from sabotage to espionage and national security breaches to attacks related to the critical infrastructure of a region or country. The malware used is most likely developed at least by an organization with a lot of money and is related to the first signs of what could be called cyberwarfare.

So, several companies and the general public were claiming that we all were too late in stopping these threats. Looking at the case of Flame the AV industry found out that we already had some samples of it when the news became public, but we were not aware of it. The samples have never been verified as being malicious before. Also Stuxnet went undetected for over a year after it was found.

So, the question might be the following: Is the anti-virus industry ready for the next battle? Can we all, with our tight consumer antivirus industry related budgets, be up against targeted malware or APT’s created by organizations with a lot of money?

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G Data SecurityLabs expands team with Security Evangelist Eddy Willems

The English and French version of the press release …

G Data SecurityLabs expands team with Security Evangelist Eddy Willems
Bochum, 19. February 2010

G Data today announces they have a new team member: Security Evangelist Eddy Willems. He will divide his time between the G Data SecurityLabs in Bochum (Germany) and the Benelux team.
The Belgian Willems has been active in the field of IT security for over two decades. In that period, he has worked for influential institutes, such as EICAR, of which he is a co-founder and the director of press and information, several CERT associations, and the organization behind the Wildlist as well as for commercial companies, such as NOXS and Kaspersky Labs Benelux.

In his position of Security Evangelist at G Data, Eddy Willems will form the link between technical complexity and the user. He is responsible for a clear communication of G Data’s SecurityLabs towards the security community, press, distributors, resellers and end users. This means, amongst other things, organizing trainings about products, malware and security, speaking at conferences and consulting associations and companies about security.

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WAVCI.com
Eddy Willems Anti-Virus Consultancy International

This is Eddy Willems’ official and original homepage for anti-virus and anti-malware consultancy with links to most anti-malware sites and companies in the world.

This site is the reference in independent anti-malware advice and information. It is also known as the first Belgian anti-virus page and one of the oldest security sites on the Web. This site is renewed in September 2010 and exists since 1995. Within these pages you will find one of the most comprehensive lists of anti-malware sites in the world with over 10.000 links.

I have been working over 30 years as Anti-Malware Technology Expert for the security industry ( NOXS (a Westcon Group Company), McAfee, TrendMicro and Symantec ) and as Security Evangelist for Kaspersky Lab . I am now working as Security Evangelist for G DATA CyberDefense AG . I am a Belgian Cyber Security Expert who is (or has been) a board member of most international security and malware organizations in the world. I am the first and only in Belgium being on the board of three ( EICAR, AVAR, and LSEC) international security organizations at the same time. Find more about me at the ‘about me’ page for a more detailed bio. I’m also a recognized security media expert having experience with live tv ranging from local Benelux to international TV stations like CNN, Al Jazeera, TRT World and more.

These days I’m also known for my inspiring talks. You can book me for an interesting security talk via my speakers office: Read-My-Lips. I am an inspiring speaker and I’m giving lectures and presentations worldwide for a very wide audience from children to experts.

Take also a look at my Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn channels.

I also advise you to have a look at my newer site www.eddywillems.be  which is more up-to-date.

This site is and will remain always completely independent! (Site Design: Sonia Auger and Eddy Willems)