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13 May 2020CRN

2020 Women of the Channel

Tetiana Pasko, SMB Global Channel Marketing Manager at Avast was interviewed by CRN after being included in CRN's 2020 Women of the Channel. (see more)

4 May 2020BuiltIn

At the height of a pandemic, these corporation are giving back

Avast gives back through donating during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are all really excited to actively join the fight and devote our resources to defeat this nasty virus,” Avast CEO Ondrej Vlcek wrote on the company’s blog. “While the situation is severe, it is wonderful to see people working ... (see more)

30 April 2020Fortune

Cybercriminals adapt to coronavirus faster than the A.I. cops hunting them

"Too many false positives and companies will just turn the security systems off, says Michal Pechoucek, CTO at Avast. Or, he says, "they will raise the thresholds for the software to trigger an alert, potentially allowing more fraudulent transactions or cyberattacks to slip through." (see more)

28 April 2020Business Insider

These cybersecurity skills could make you indispensable at your job or give you a leg up during hiring, according to experts

Jaya Baloo, CISO at Avast, was interviewed about the transition to remote working and how to stay safe when on Zoom and other platforms. "Make sure all vulnerabilities are patched and software updates applied in a timely fashion," she says. "Play around with the settings a bit, too, and disable ... (see more)

15 April 2020Washington Post

The Cybersecurity 202: Hospitals face a surge of cyberattacks during the novel coronavirus pandemic

"Hospitals are not necessarily more susceptible to ransomware attacks. However, an attack can have severely detrimental consequences for them, such as the loss of patient records, and treatment delays or cancelations." Michal Salat, threat intelligence director at Avast, on hospital ransomware ... (see more)

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