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18Oct 2022

Authenticate 2022 Conference

Authenticate 2022 Conference is the industry’s only conference dedicated to the who, what, why and how of user authentication – with a focus on the FIDO standards-based approach. In his presentation titled Where FIDO Meets SSI, Dmitry Barinov, VP of Technology for Avast Trust Services, will discuss...

Seattle, WA and virtual


30Sep 2022

Virus Bulletin 2022

A world-renowned security event, the annual VB Conference has been running for over 30 years, covering a broad range of IT security topics and providing a venue for the brains of IT security from around the world to learn, debate, pass on their knowledge and move the industry forward. Avast's...

Prague, Czech Republic


14Sep 2022

Trust Over IP Summit 2022

Trust Over IP Summit will provide introductory content for those new to the requirements of trust networks that enables the use of verifiable credentials, decentralized identity, and other secure, private transactions. It is also an opportunity for any of the over 400 ToIP member organizations and...

Dublin, Ireland


4May 2022

15th International CARO Workshop 2022

We are proud to announce that the 15th international CARO Workshop — an annual gathering of cybersecurity experts, is being held this year by Avast! This year we decided to meetin Brno, Czech Republicon May 4 - 6, with the workshop's theme being Hunting Threats, Hunting Criminals.

Brno, Czech Republic


4Nov 2021

CyberSec&AI Connected

Avast in cooperation with The Private AI Collaborative Research Institute, and Czech Technical University in Praguehave again joined forces in the field of cyber security and artificial intelligence research. On November 4–5, 2021, you can look forward to the successful CyberSec&AI Connected...



7Jun 2021

National Council On Aging: Age + Action 2021 Virtual Conference

Age+Action will include more than 150 presentations that will take place June 7-10, 2021. Senior global threat communications manager, Christopher Budd will be participating in a spotlight session on elderly tech scams. All conference plenaries will be broadcast live, along with select concurrent...



20Apr 2021

Collision Conference

Collision is “America’s fastest-growing tech conference” created by the team behind Web Summit. The event will take place on the 20th through 22nd of April, 2021 as a virtual conference. Avast will be participating in the following sessions: Panel (Tuesday, noon EST): "Creating digital freedom in...



16Mar 2021

SXSW Conference & Festival 2021

Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. SXSW is a multi-day event, from March 16-20, 2021. SXSW Interactive, the tech division of the conference, focuses on emerging...



26Feb 2021

Machine Learning Prague 2021

Avast is a gold sponsor of Machine Learning Prague, the European practical conference about ML, AI, and Deep Learning applications. The event will take place on the 26th and 28th of February, 2021 as a virtual conference. The program promises interesting topics. And experts from Avast cannot be...



15Oct 2020

Women in Silicon Valley 2020 Conference

Avast is a Bronze Sponsor of the Women of Silicon Valley 2020 Conference. The Women of Silicon Valley is a platform to facilitate movement - to bring together women to celebrate success, to overcome challenges, to learn skills, to support one another, and to positively and irreversibly change the...

Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great American Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA


14Oct 2020

Women in Business Expo

Avast is a Gold Sponsor of the Women in Business Expo 2020. WIB is a two-day event designed for all women at any stage of their professional journey. Providing inspiration, guidance and business services to find their best career match or support their business. Jaya Baloo, Avast Chief Information...



8Oct 2020

CyberSec&AI Connected

Expanding on last year’s award-winning edition, CyberSec&AI Connectedwill focus on critical issues around AI in privacy and security and be streamed live online, enabling the global AI and cybersecurity community to unite together once again. Our keynote speakers Roger Dingledine (Director,...

Virtual including meet ups


22Sep 2020

BIG 5G 2020 Event

Avast is a Bronze Sponsor of the BIG 5G 2020 Event. BIG 5G is a leading conference for the service provider community in North America, focusing on the technological innovations affecting the industry. On Tuesday, September 22 at 2:10 pm, T. Sean Obrey, Global Head of Sales for Avast’s Telco,...



23Jun 2020

Collision from Home

Avast is a Gold Sponsor of the Collision from Home 2020 Conference. Collision brings together the people and companies redefining the global tech industry. On Thursday, June 25, Avast CEO Ondrej Vlcek will discuss the changing landscape of security and data privacy in a fireside chat. Additionally,...



18May 2020

IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy 2020

Avast is a Gold Sponsor of the IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy 2020. The IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy is a premier conference for presenting developments in computer security and privacy, and for bringing together researchers and practitioners in the field. Avast will be sponsoring...



30Mar 2020

Digital Sanity Summit 2020

Avast has partnered with ImpactPARENTS.com to host a free, week-long online event for parents: the first-ever Digital Sanity Summit 2020: Navigating Technology & Parenting in the Modern World. Register for free to learn from 18+ internationally recognized experts on safe and healthy use of...



20Mar 2020

Machine Learning Prague 2020

Avast invites you to join us at Machine Learning Prague 2020 to meet Avast experts and learn more about our research in artificial intelligence, IoT, and network security. Visit our booth in Rudolfinum and discuss how machine learning and AI shape cybersecurity. Also, you can find out more about...

Rudolfinum, Alsovo nabr. 12, 110 00 Prague - Josefov


29Jan 2020

AI Science Café Series 2020

Science Café is a series of popular science presentations and talks by the best Czech scientists and innovators of today presented by the Czech Centre London. Join us for Michal Pechoucek's (CTO of Avast) talk about Personal security in the age of AI. Artificial Intelligence is the new phenomenon of...

The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street London W1S 4BS


27Jan 2020

Enigma 2020

Avast is a Bronze Sponsor of the Enigma 2020 Conference. Enigma centers on a single track of engaging talks covering a wide range of topics in security and privacy. On Monday, January 27, Sadia Afroz, Avast Research Scientist, will present a research paper entitled "How to Build Realistic Machine...

Hyatt Regency San Francisco - 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA, 94111, USA


20Jan 2020

DLD (Digital – Life – Design)

Founded in 2005 as an intimate gathering of friends, DLD (Digital – Life – Design) has developed into Europe’s leading innovation conference for visionaries from around the globe. The aim of DLD is to spark conversations that cross boundaries and bring participants together in a common search for...



18Jan 2020

Hack Cambridge 2020

Hack Cambridge is back! From the 18th to the 19th of January 2020, the University of Cambridge’s annual hackathon will yet again bring together 300+ outstanding hackers, programmers, designers and more from universities all over the world. For 24 hours they will build, break and innovate to produce...

Corn Exchange, 2 Wheeler St, Cambridge CB2 3QB, UK


7Jan 2020

CES 2020

Avast is a Platinum sponsor of the Kids & Family Tech Summit at CES 2020. On Thursday, January 9, Avast VP and family safety advocate Leena Elias will discuss IoT security considerations for parents (2:30pm at the Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302). Throughout the entire show, Avast Omni will be demoed...

3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109


21Nov 2019


Family Online Safety Institute will host its 2019 Annual Conference, entitled "2020 Vision: The Future of Online Safety." This event will convene leaders across industry, government, academia, and the nonprofit sector to discuss a wide spectrum of topics within the areas of best practice in...

U.S. Institute of Peace 2301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037


7Nov 2019

CES Unveiled

CES Unveiled New York is the official kickoff party to mark the start of the CES season, featuring the emerging tech trends that will dominate the CES show floor in January. Avast representatives will be on-site to demo Avast Omni, which will also be exhibited at CES 2020.

125 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011


5Nov 2019

Telco AI Summit

Telco AI Summit Europe will bring together top experts and a high-quality executive audience to discuss and showcase use cases of AI, analytics and automation.

ILEC Conference Centre 47 Lillie Rd, Earl's Court SW6 1UD London


25Oct 2019

CyberSec & AI Prague

At CyberSec & AI Prague, Avast and CTU (Czech Technical University in Prague) bring together leading thinkers in the fields of AI, machine learning and cybersecurity. Experts from academia and the tech world will draw on real-world data, experiments and research to give attendees unparalleled...

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art Poupetova 1, Praha 7


16Oct 2019

Women in Business Expo

Women in Business Expo delivers guidance, inspiration and business services to women at any stage of their career or business journey. Robin Selden will be speaking about the opportunity for women in the tech industry and sharing personal examples from her career.

Farnborough International Conference & Exhibition Centre


9Oct 2019

Digital Transformation Expo Europe

An event for cybersecurity professionals, AI technologists and IT leaders where product demos, technical workshops and keynote speeches help organisations execute digital transformation strategies while educating attendees on upcoming market trends and threats. In their opening keynote on day 2,...

ExCel London


4Oct 2019


At the annual Virus Bulletin International Conference, Anna Shirokova, security researcher in the Avast IoT research team, will participate in a panel, along with two other panelists, titled "Geost botnet: The discovery story of a new Android banking trojan from an OpSec error". The session will...

Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands, Hammersmith, London, W6 8DR United Kingdom


14Aug 2019

USENIX Security Symposium

The USENIX Security Symposium held August 14-16 in Santa Clara, California, brings together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others interested in the latest advances in the security and privacy of computer systems and networks. Avast will present a joint...

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara 5101 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054


12Aug 2019

Supply Chain Cybersecurity Summit

Experience two days of in-depth Summit presentations and interactive discussions, including a presentation by Martin Hron on How easy is it to infiltrate an enterprise network using off-the-shelf commodity IoT?

The Westin Arlington Gateway 801 N Glebe Rd Arlington, VA 22203 U


5Jun 2019

Mobile 360 Latin America

At Mobile 360 Latin America, Nikolaos Chrysaidos, Head of Mobile Threat Intelligence and Security, will participate in a panel, along with three other panelists, titled ""Building Trust in the Digital Economy"". The session focuses on how data leaks, data misuse, and malware have put the issue of...

Hilton Mexico City Reforma Av. Juárez 70, Colonia Centro, Centro 06010 Ciudad de México, Mexico


31May 2019

mDevCamp 2019

mDevCamp 2019 is the largest conference for mobile enthusiasts in Central Europe. The 8th edition will feature world-class speakers, in-depth talks and workshops and great hands-on zones. Come to meet 1000 enthusiasts from all over Europe.

Kongresové centrum Praha


23May 2019

CARO 2019

Monitoring threat trends on a global scale can be beneficial, however, it can sometimes also be misleading. Jan Sirmer, Malware Analysis Team Lead, will illustrate his findings from comparing global data of Android detections, using three major regions as examples: Europe, North America and Russia....

Scandic Kødbyen


22May 2019

Infosecurity Mexico

Avast Security Ambassador, Garry Kasparov, and Avast's Head of AI, Rajarshi Gupta will speak about the benefits and challenges of artificial intelligence in industry and home applications at this year's Infosecurity Mexico, in a talk titled: "Responsible use of Artificial Intelligence to Enhance...

Summit Room, Citibanamex Center


16May 2019


Since Garry Kasparov’s chess matches against IBM Deep Blue in the 1990s, he has been engaged with human-machine interaction, artificial intelligence, and human rights. As Avast CEO for the past decade, Vince Steckler has driven the implementation of AI in cybersecurity, to fight yet unknown...


10Apr 2019

Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit

Avast's IoT Threat Researcher Vladislav Iliushin will speak about the evolution of IoT botnets at Kaspersky's Security Analyst Summit in Singapore. His talk will focus on Avast Threat Labs' analysis of Torii, a current-gen IoT botnet capable of data exfiltration with a stealthy network footprint....


18Mar 2019


Avast's Vladislav Iliushin, IoT Threat Researcher, and Anna Shirokova will speak about the evolution of IoT botnets, at Troopers. Their talk will include findings from their analysis of the Torii botnet, including its capabilities, and a smart-home hack demo.The two will take a look at the...


12Mar 2019

Cloud Security Expo

Avast attended Cloud Security Expo in London where the team exhibited its new Secure Web Gateway security product for SMBs and released a new global report on the likelihood of small business being infected by malware, leveraging data from Avast's Threat Intelligence database.


9Mar 2019

SXSW 2019

Hear Garry Kasparov, Avast's Security Ambassador, and Ondrej Vlcek, President at Avast, talk about Ethics and Responsibility in the AI and IoT Age


4Mar 2019

RSA Conference 2019

Join Avast at RSA Conference 2019 which takes place March 4 - 8, 2019 in San Francisco. Ondrej Vlcek, president of Avast's consumer business, will be speaking about the impact of shadow IoT on corporate networks during his talk on Thursday titled, "The Office as the New Smart Home."

Moscone Center 747 Howard Street


25Feb 2019

Mobile World Congress 2019

Visit Avast at Mobile World Congress 2019 to see our Internet of Things security lab and our carrier services and products.

FIRA Gran Via


19Jan 2019

Hack Cambridge

Hack Cambridge is back! From the 19th to the 20th of January 2019, the University of Cambridge’s annual hackathon will yet again bring together outstanding hackers, programmers, designers and more from universities all over the world to build amazing software.For 24 hours they will build, break and...

Corn Exchange and Guild Hall


18Dec 2018

Electro Week

Avast Security Evangelist, Luis Corrons, will speak at Electro Week in Burgos Spain about today's threat landscape, recap the most prevalent threats of 2018 and his predictions for 2019, with a special focus on IoT threats.

C/ Quintanar de la Sierra, 11


5Dec 2018

CT 2018: Imagine Digital - Connect Europe

Avast President of Consumer, Ondrej Vlcek, will participate in a panel, along with six other panelists, titled "Cybersecurity as key for a Digital Economy and Society" at ICT 2018: Imagine Digital - Connect Europe. The session will focus on strategic areas where the EU needs to invest in order to...



9Nov 2018

AI Frontiers

At this annual conference for artificial intelligence and big data professionals, Avast's Head of AI Rajarshi Gupta will discuss why security is AI's biggest challenge and why AI is security's greatest opportunity. Topics will cover the recent AI advancements in file-based anti-malware solutions,...


5Nov 2018

Web Summit

A smart home is only as secure as its weakest link. At Web Summit, Avast will demonstrate the scenario of a smart home hack, performed by security researcher Vladislav Iliushin, and narrated by Garry Kasparov, who has a long history of trouble with machines. Addressing the wider context of IoT...


5Oct 2018

South Summit

At South Summit in Madrid, Avast's Threat Intelligence Director Michal Salat will talk about the rise of smart homes and digital threats targeting them. He will talk about how artificial intelligence can be used to identify threats at an early stage, to protect people's homes and businesses.


2Sep 2018

IFA+ Summit

Since Garry Kasparov’s legendary chess matches against IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer in 1996 and 1997, Kasparov has been deeply engaged with artificial intelligence, human-machine interaction, and human rights. With the rise of intelligent technologies, questions of ethics and responsibility around...


16Aug 2018

Manchester BSides 2018

Have we traded security for convenience and ease of use? How difficult is to crack someone's smart home network? What are the common mistakes being made by developers and users? Introducing the lightweight MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) protocol, today’s preferred standard for...


22Jul 2018


Hacks in Taiwan (HITCON) is a highly technical security conference in Taiwan to gather the various information security researchers and their expertise, the first of its kind in Taiwan. HITCON aims to provide everyone interested in security and hacking to meetup face to face, so they can exchange...


11Jul 2018

Digitales Summit 2018

Digitales Summit 2018 brings together CEOs, innovators and policymakers to discuss the challenges of driving a digital economy and its implications at home and overseas. The summit is the first of its kind in Spain and will support items that are high on the country's national agenda, such as...


10Jul 2018


As the number of Internet of Things devices explodes, security risks increase. At the RISE event in Hong Kong, Ondrej Vlcek will address cyberthreats currently targeting smart homes, and will discuss how the technology industry can collaborate to protect people and their homes.


23Jun 2018

Security BSides Athens 2018

Security BSides Athens 2018 is a community-driven framework for building events by and for information security community members where professionals, experts, researchers, and InfoSec enthusiasts come together to discuss the next "big thing". Nikolaos Chrysaidos will talk on using the APKLAB.IO...

Impact HUB Athens


22Jun 2018

Security BSides CDMX


16Jun 2018

Avast Cyber Adventure CTF

On Saturday June 16, Avast Cyber Adventure brought together a passionate group of poeple from across Europe to participate in a digital capture-the-flag with crypto-challenges, vulnerable server exploitation, reverse engineering, command injection, network traffic analysis, password cracking,...

Avast HQ


15Jun 2018

mDevCamp 2018

Conference for mobile enthusiasts! mDevCamp 2018 is the largest conference for mobile enthusiasts in Central Europe. The 7th edition will feature world-class speakers, in-depth talks and workshops and great hands-on zones. Come to meet 1000 mobile enthusiasts from all over Europe.


30May 2018

Mobile 360 Series – Privacy & Security

Avast was an industry sponsor of Mobile 360 Series - Privacy & Security.


25May 2018

CRA IoT Summit & Expo 2018

Miroslav Umlauf spoke on big data in IoT at the CRA IoT Summit & Expo 2018.


22May 2018

CARO Workshop 2018

Avast had 2 presentations at the CARO Workshop in Portland, OR.


18Apr 2018

QuBit Conference Prague 2018

Vladislav Iliushin, Avast IoT Threat Researcher, spoke about the dark side of IoT at the QuBit Cybersecurity Conference.


17Apr 2018

RSA Conference 2018

Avast attended the RSA conference and had many visitors to its booth. Avast CTO Ondrej Vlcek spoke at the conference and broke down the sophisticated CCleaner supply-chain malware attack, providing new unpublished findings about the unique stealth, steganography and exfiltration techniques used by...

Moscone Center 747 Howard Street


7Apr 2018

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23Mar 2018

Machine Learning Prague 2018

Avast was a gold sponsor at Machine Learning Prague 2018. Martin Balek, Adam Hanka, Tomas Trnka, Galina Alperovich and Martin Neznal, experts at Avast Threat Labs, participated in a discussion.

Rudolfinum Alšovo nábř. 12, 110 00 Staré Město


8Mar 2018


Martin Hron, Security Researcher at Avast, presented the latest findings and analysis on the CCleaner incident at the SAS.

Gran Fiesta Americana Coral Beach


6Mar 2018


MSPWorld®, the premier Conference for Cloud & Managed Services Professionals, is an MSPAlliance® event and is the ONLY event in the managed services industry brought to you by MSPs, for MSPs.

Booth 18


26Feb 2018

Mobile World Congress 2018

Avast participated in MWC2018 by having a large booth presence and ran an interesting IoT cryptomining experiment which attendees could participate in.

Hall 7


26Feb 2018

The JMP Securities Technology Conference

Rajarshi Gupta, VP of Data Science at Avast, participated in the panel "Security Failures: Predicting What's Next?" at the JMP Securities Technology Conference.

Salon V


26Feb 2018

4YFN Barcelona 2018

Avast EVP and CTO Ondrej Vlcek spoke about the future of IoT security.


20Jan 2018

Hack Cambridge

Avast was a sponsor of the HackCambridge event and held an Avast Hack challenge for attendees to participate in.


8Nov 2017

FT Cyber Security Summit

Vince Steckler discussed the CCleaner incident and the new threat presented by supply-chain attacks.



7Nov 2017

Web Summit

Garry Kasparov and Ondrej Vlcek spoke to delegates about how AI can solve real-world problems.


18Oct 2017

EC3-ENISA IoT Security Conference

Filip Chytry spoke at EC3-ENISA Conference about IoT Security.


8Oct 2017

21st Forum 2000 Conference “Strengthening Democracy in Uncertain Times”

Vince Steckler spoke on a panel of industry leaders on the world threats to privacy.


4Oct 2017

IP Expo Europe

Garry Kasparov gave a keynote speech on AI and the future of machine-machine collaboration.


12Sep 2017

Mobile World Congress Americas

Gagan Singh spoke about the state of IoT and mobile security, and how to overcome the challenges.


27Jul 2017


Garry Kasparov delivered a keynote speech on the need to embrace the rise of intelligent machines.


12Jul 2017

Tech Open Air 2017

Vince Steckler discussed the application of AI and machine learning in the context of cyber security.


23May 2017

GSMA Mobile 360 Privacy & Security

Ondrej Vlcek spoke about privacy and security in the age of digital transformation.


8May 2017

re:publica 2017 Berlin

Garry Kasparov discussed the internet’s misuse and the impact on human rights, security and privacy.


2May 2017

Collision 2017

Vince Steckler examined IoT’s impact on privacy and industry's responsibility to secure IoT devices.

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Binate.io Stage


23Mar 2017

Polish & CEE Private Equity Conference

Vince Steckler discussed the importance of investors for growing companies such as Avast.


1Mar 2017

Mobile World Congress 2017

Avast spoke about the business behind ransomware.

Fira Gran Via Conference Facility, Hall 4, Auditorium 2


26Feb 2017

Mobile Sunday 2017