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Jul 2019
12 Jul 2019

Avast appoints Jaya Baloo as Chief Information Security Officer

Prague, Czech Republic & Redwood City, California, July 12, 2019 – Avast (LSE:AVST) announced it has appointed Jaya Baloo to the position of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), effective October 1, 2019. Jaya Baloo joins Avast from KPN, the largest telecommunications carrier in the Netherlands, where she held the position of CISO. Ms. ...

02 Jul 2019

Avast appoints Michal Pěchouček as Chief Technology Officer

Prague, Czech Republic & Redwood City, California, July 2, 2019 – Avast (LSE:AVST), announced it has appointed Michal Pěchouček to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective September 1, 2019. Michal Pěchouček joins from the highly regarded Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) where he is an established professor at the ...

Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019

Stanford University and Avast research shows that connected devices are now prevalent in two thirds of North American homes, highlighting growing cybersecurity risks

Redwood City, Calif. – June 18 2019 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, in collaboration with Stanford University, has uncovered that about 40 percent of households across the globe now contain at least one IoT device. In North America, that number is almost double, at 66 percent, bringing with it an associated growth ...

11 Jun 2019

Avast Business Launches New Patch Management

Redwood City, California, June 11, 2019 – Avast (LSE:AVST), the world leader in digital security products, has today launched a new Patch Management service to help small and mid-sized businesses manage necessary security updates more easily and efficiently. Around 50% of software vulnerabilities exploited occur within 2-4 weeks of a software ...

May 2019
14 May 2019

Avast Debuts Omni, a New Approach to Digital Security for Today’s Connected Home

Redwood City, California, United States, May 14, 2019 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, announced the initial release of its new network-based consumer security product, Avast Omni, to Avast customers in the United States. Avast Omni provides protection and insights for all connected devices in the home and on the ...

02 May 2019

83% of Americans are Using Weak Passwords

Redwood City, California, May 2, 2019 –  Avast (LSE: AVST), a global leader in online security products, found that Americans are not properly protecting their online accounts. This is according to an online survey* conducted by Avast, which revealed that 83% of Americans do not include all of the following when creating passwords: numbers, ...

Apr 2019
16 Apr 2019

New release of Avast Secure Browser Delivers Deeper Consumer Privacy

Redwood City, California, United States, April 16, 2019 - Avast (LSE:AVST), the global leader in digital security products, has released a new version of Avast Secure Browser (code-named Aspen) which gives people even greater protection and control over their privacy, identity and personal data when browsing the internet. The new version ...

Mar 2019
19 Mar 2019

1 in 5 Home PC Users at Risk from Cyber Threats

REDWOOD CITY, California, March 12, 2019-- Avast (LSE: AVST), a global leader in digital security products, today revealed that in any given month, home users of Windows 7, 8 and 10 computers have a 20% chance of encountering any type of PC threat. Afghanistan, Iran and China topped the list as the countries where home PC users are most at risk, ...

14 Mar 2019

CEO Succession

Avast (LSE:AVST), the leading global cybersecurity provider, announces today that Vince Steckler has notified the Board of his intention to retire in 2019 after 10 successful years with the Group. He will be succeeded as CEO by Ondrej Vlcek, currently President of the Consumer Business, and Vince’s 10-year partner in driving the company’s ...

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