A new law passed in Germany in June requires social media companies to delete content that qualifies as hate speech within 24 hours, or face fines starting at $5 million and reaching $57 million. The law and the controversy in which it quickly be…
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).
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.
Ahoy again, pirates of DEF CON 25!
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.
In the words of its creators, The Ides of DEF CON is a wearable hardware badge, featuring featuring blinky lights, sound, a sub-1Ghz radio, games, and more. Based on the NXP/Freescale KW01.
The No More Ransom Project, which we joined in April as an associate partner, is celebrating its one year anniversary today. The initiative was launched by the Dutch National Police, Europol, McAfee and Kaspersky Lab and today there have more than 100 …
Avast pirates of DefCon! All hands hoay! Listen to the sirens from ye badge to get closer to the booty!
I am happy to announce that we have acquired Piriform. Piriform is one of the largest providers of PC and mobile optimization software in the world, founded and based in London, UK. Their flagship product is the popular CCleaner, used by 130 million pe…
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.