Stalkerware: Technology-Facilitated Domestic Violence
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In 2020, 53,870 mobile users were survivors of stalkerware (Kaspersky). Stalkerware, a form of monitoring software, enables a remote user to track activities on another user’s device, such as location data, call logs and messages. It is most often used to monitor a spouse or partner without their permission. Stalkerware apps are designed to be hidden from the victim and victims are often unaware this software has been installed on their device.
NCSA has partnered with ESET and the National Network to End Domestic Violence to bring awareness to the dangers of stalkerware, how to detect it, and what to do if you are a target.
Tony Anscombe, Global Security Evangelist & Industry Partnership Ambassador, ESET
Tony Anscombe is the Global Security Evangelist for ESET. With over 20 years of security industry experience, Anscombe is an established author, blogger and speaker on the current threat landscape, security technologies and products, data protection, privacy and trust and internet safety.
Audace Garnett, Technology Safety Specialist, National Network to End Domestic Violence
Audace has over a decade of experience working in New York City with survivors of domestic violence. She is currently a Technology Safety Specialist with Safety Net at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) where she focuses specifically on the intersection between domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and technology.
Lukáš Štefanko, Malware Researcher, ESET
Lukáš Štefanko is is an experienced Malware Researcher with a strong engineering background and a well-demonstrated focus on Android malware research and security. With more than nine years’ experience with malware, he has been focusing on improving detection mechanisms of Android malware and in the past couple of years has made major strides towards heightening public awareness around mobile threats and app vulnerabilities.