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The 5 Vs of big data for machine learning

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Most of today’s malware goes through automated modification, upgrade, and re-deployment so frequently and quickly that machine learning is a vital security solution component. Machine learning allows a system to learn from data and observation automatically. The most effective machine learning occurs when the learnings are gained via big data: the more information we feed our machines, the more accurately they identify trends and create models. This is true not only in security, but in every area that uses machine learning.

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). 

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.