Stefanie Smith

12 July 2016

What businesses can learn about cybersecurity from season one of Mr. Robot

Season one of last summer’s hit new TV show, Mr. Robot, was filled with interesting and, for the most part, accurately portrayed hacks. The hacks were carried out by the show’s main character Elliot and hacker group fsociety. Their goal throughout the season was to take down the multi-national conglomerate, E Corp.

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Image via: USA Network @whoismrrobot

Although the hacks on the show were rather complex and to a certain extent elaborate, there are a few things SMBs can learn from them.

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SMB/Business

Deborah Salmi

25 April 2016

3 things every employee needs to know about online security

Companies of all sizes in multiple sectors lose sensitive information, millions of dollars, and their good reputation every year to cyberattacks. 

Human error accounts for an estimated 95 percent of security incidents.

Employee cybersecurity training

Being aware of a few simple things about security in the workplace can help prevent attacks, which is not only important to the financial bottom line, but it's also important to customer and employee privacy.

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SMB/Business

Gracie Roberts

12 April 2016

Mid-Valley Literacy Center protects its people with Avast for Business

The Mid-Valley Literacy Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Keizer, Oregon, where adults come to improve their literacy skills in order to increase their economic stability and overall quality of life. With 25 staff members, the majority of which are volunteers, the center found itself trying to manage a variety of platforms and deal with the complexities that come with allowing their staff to use their personal devices for work purposes.   

Alan Scott (center) and fellow Mid-Valley Literacy Center staff members having a blast during a company fundraiser.Alan Scott (center) and fellow Mid-Valley Literacy Center staff members having a blast during a company fundraiser.

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SMB/Business

Gracie Roberts

22 March 2016

Safeguarding Business at CeBIT 2016

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Last week was an exciting week for professionals in the security industry. CeBIT 2016, an annual global conference with an emphasis on digital business and transformation, brought in security experts from across the globe to Hanover, Germany.

During the third day of CeBIT, Avast CEO Vince Steckler spoke on a panel titled “Safeguarding Business”.

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Corporate News, Security News, SMB/Business

Deborah Salmi

18 February 2016

Avast for Business gets task scheduling for IT admins

The Avast business solutions team is excited to announce the newest update to Avast for Business – Task Scheduling.

All scheduling features are  turned on in the Premium version, for those who manage multiple endpoints All scheduling features are turned on in the Premium version, for those who manage multiple endpoints

Now Avast for Business users can set the date, time, and frequency for all scans, updates, and system shutdowns. This reduces the impact on your workforce and increases your protection.

"The task scheduler in the Premium version of Avast for Business gives IT managers the ability to plan all their tasks in advance," explained Martin Svoboda, Avast for Business's technical product manager. "Even more, they can set up how often tasks will be executed, which means that this feature saves their time!"

Better protection, less disruption

We recommend that IT managers schedule a weekly full-system scan to ensure that your network is safe. You can also schedule scans to run over night or during lunchtime to preserve productivity. Check out these examples:

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Security News, SMB/Business

Deborah Salmi

28 January 2016

What you share online may be revealed to others

Every year we celebrate Data Privacy Day by thinking about what we post online, what methods we use to connect, and the security of the devices we use.

Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day (DPD) is an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. Avast knows that security these days means more than protection against viruses. Online threats put your security and personal data at risk. You not only have to protect your desktop PC, but also your mobile devices. Your privacy can be violated by the apps you use, and bad guys can even invade your home through your home router.

Fortunately, these threats can be managed when you take the advice of Data Privacy Day:

STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

Here's some tips and solutions from Avast to help you manage all the privacy needs on your devices.

Share with care

Think about the consequences of what you post online, especially in social networks. Think about what others could learn about you and who might see your posts in the future ‒ teachers, parents, colleges, and potential employers.

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Security News, SMB/Business

Gracie Roberts

27 January 2016

Avast for Business makes life easy for IT professionals

Businesses and organizations use Avast for Business, the security solution that’s easy to deploy and manage (and free!).

Avast for Business is the best software for small business

Business sectors such as education, retail, healthcare, IT consulting firms love and use Avast business security solutions for their ease-of-use and effectiveness against threats. In less than a year, more than one million devices have been secured by our cloud-managed security solution. A reason for its success is because many businesses, schools, and other organizations lack the IT resources to install costly and complex security solutions.

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Corporate News, Security News, SMB/Business

Deborah Salmi

16 January 2016

Small and midsize businesses are targeted most often by hackers

"SMBs are not just targets of cybercrime, they are its principal target"

says a U.S. Security and Exchange Commission report from last fall. In fact, the majority of all targeted cyberattacks last year were directed at SMBs.

Avast for Business autoshop Small and mid-sized businesses use Avast for Business to protect from cyberthreats.

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Security News, SMB/Business

Deborah Salmi

15 January 2016

Small and midsize businesses are targeted most often by hackers

"SMBs are not just targets of cybercrime, they are its principal target"

says a U.S. Security and Exchange Commission report from last fall. In fact, the majority of all targeted cyberattacks last year were directed at SMBs.

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SMB/Business

Deborah Salmi

15 January 2016

Avast for Business: Zero to One Million endpoints protected in less than a year

Since the launch of Avast for Business, a free, cloud-managed security solution, in February 2015, organizations worldwide have deployed it to protect more than one million PCs, Macs, and servers from cyberattacks and data breaches.

Avast for Business takes off

 

Avast for Business is successful across diverse sectors

Avast for Business is extremely popular with Education, Non-profits, Retail, Healthcare, IT consulting firms, and small business because many organizations lack the IT resources to install costly and complex security solutions. Avast for Business is easily scalable and managed from anywhere. Additionally, Avast for Business starts at a price everyone can afford: Free, making it a natural fit for organizations worldwide.

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Security News, SMB/Business