A Day in the Life of an Anti-Virus Threat Tracker

With all the recent cyber-attacks, from WannaCry, to NotPetya and Bad Rabbit, you were likely left wondering… What do you ACTUALLY get when you buy antivirus? And how does it work exactly?

To shed some light on these questions, David Fiser, a threat lab analyst at Prague-based cyber security company Avast, describes a typical day to reveal what goes on behind-the-scenes at internet security companies.

It’s interesting to learn for instance, that you’re not just buying a piece of software, but access to a room full of people all tracking international threats and patterns: from malware to social engineering scams. It’s also fascinating - if rather complex - to understand all of the steps that cyber security teams go through to combat and resolve security breaches and threats.

David also discusses the infamous WannaCry attack of May 2017, and reveals how they were able to stop WannaCry affecting their customers before it was publicly announced.

Follow David’s day as he discovers, unpicks and resolves a malware threat, before creating code and deploying it to everyone’s Avast anti-virus software - that little square pop-up in the bottom of your screen.

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