ESET supports the work of malware researcher Marc-Étienne Léveillé, a founding member of the Group Security Assistance For Education & Research (SAFER).
This is a new organization created by independent security experts who joined forces for the better protection of the Research & Education sector from global threats. The security experts are mostly supported by their respective public bodies such as CERN, with ESET being the only private company to undertake to support the work of a founding member of SAFER.
In order to become a member of SAFER, one must first have substantially contributed to better safety of the research and education sector, resulting in recognition and trust. Second, he should accept an invitation to join the organization from SAFER itself.
Having secured the support of the malicious investigation team software της ESET, ο Marc-Étienne Léveillé συνεργάστηκε με το χώρο της Έρευνας & Εκπαίδευσης κατά τη διάρκεια της εκτεταμένης έρευνάς του σχετικά με το Windigo και το Kobalos. Το Kobalos είναι ένα κακόβουλο λογισμικό (backdoor) Linux που στοχεύει σε υπερυπολογιστές, ιδίως αυτούς που χρησιμοποιούνται σε ακαδημαϊκά και επιστημονικά ιδρύματα.
It is worth noting that ESET's research on Kobalos was done in cooperation with CERN, another organization supporting SAFER. Other organizations supporting the work of the SAFER team are LBNL, DFN-CERT, ESnet, STFC and WLCG.
For many years, ESET has supported the educational, academic, and research communities. In this context, the company established the ESET Foundation, with the foundation's main mission to promote education, research, and the advancement of science for the benefit of society.
One of the activities of the ESET Foundation is the awarding of the annual ESET Science Award to scientists in Slovakia. Investing in the education and development of the community, especially children, is also a key priority of the ESET Foundation.
Another clear example of ESET's academic support is its collaboration with the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, where ESET staff teach and conduct research. ESET also publishes its own cybersecurity surveys at WeLiveSecurity.