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Avast RMM Platform for MSPs now includes security assessment

Small and medium-sized businesses have just as great a need as large enterprise to keep their data safe and secure. But costly, complex assessment and monitoring solutions are often all that’s available. Starting today, Avast is offering Managed Service Providers (MSPs) a simplified way to perform real-time security assessments and consolidate the data into easy-to-read reports that prescribe solutions for issues. From these reports, MSPs can quickly recommend solutions, take actionable steps to remediate issues, and demonstrate how they are keeping businesses safe and secure – all from the Managed Workplace remote monitoring and management platform (RMM). 

DEF CON Interview: The rise of AI, machine learning, and their impact on security

At the hacker conference, DEF CON, in Las Vegas, Garry Kasparov, Avast Security Ambassador and former chess world champion, discussed the rise of artificial intelligence, and how humans and machines can interact to get the most out of each other, in his presentation “The Brain’s Last Stand.” Prior to his speech, I chatted with him and Michal Salat, Threat Intelligence Director at Avast, about artificial intelligence, the interaction between man and machine, and their impact on our society.

Garry Kasparov to speak about the rise of intelligent machines at DEF CON

Garry Kasparov, Avast security ambassador and former world chess champion, is set to discuss why humanity shouldn’t fear the rise of intelligent machines, but should embrace it at DEF CON in Las Vegas on July 28th, 2017 from 10:00 – 10:35. After his keynote, Garry will host a booklet signing session in the vendor area at DEF CON at 11:30.

Ransomware Shield’s solid protection now part of Avast Internet Security

No, it’s not a new season of Mr. Robot: this is real life. Unidentified cybercriminals recently launched a malware attack that made global news. The so-called “Petna” ransomware started in the Ukraine and spread rapidly, peaking around June 27, after which online security experts were able to neutralize and contain the threat.