Avast Research Lab
The Avast Research Lab runs innovative projects in all areas of digital safety, from advanced threat detection, to delivering better privacy and identity protection, and much more. We employ state-of-the-art AI solutions to counter the ever accelerating growth of emergent threats through a combination of in-house expertise, academic cooperation, and publicly available research.
Consumer security in the AI-driven world
The goal of our Research program is to explore and advance cutting-edge research in the fields of AI and machine learning for cybersecurity and online privacy protection. We develop solutions that are impactful to all digital citizens in today’s connected world.
We believe that wherever you live, wherever you go, and whatever you do, you have the right to live freely and safely online.
Robust & explainable AI
We make AI models more reliable, easier to understand, and easier to use by humans — especially with regard to machine data. We build in-house and reusable models for efficient learning with structured machine JSON type data.
We strive to change cybersecurity at its core. We build AI models to automate the bulk of analytics work, and we build systems that scale with the accelerating growth of the threat landscape.
We understand the internet as the digital fabric that surrounds us; the digital environment we live in. The future internet iteration made up of persistent, shared, 3D virtual spaces called the metaverse will require the security stack to be completely rebuilt.
Personalized security and privacy
We tackle personalized security and privacy as the next frontier in consumer security. General security measures best mitigate mass deployed threat vectors. Personalized security and privacy aims to protect against threats targeting individuals and devices.
Massively distributed computing
We protect hundreds of millions of users across the globe. We build technology and systems capable of serving all of our users at lightning speed.
Digital freedom frontiers
We believe users should keep total control of their digital lives. We develop privacy-enhancing and digital identity management technologies. We invest in attention-stealth detection and misinformation detection research.
Transparent Microsegmentation in Smart Home IoT Networks
Discovering Imperfectly Observable Adversarial Actions using Anomaly Detection
Olga Petrova (Avast), Karel Durkota (Czech Technical University in Prague), Galina Alperovich (Avast), Karel Horak (Czech Technical University in Prague), Michal Najman, Branislav Bosansky, Viliam Lisy (Avast) AAMAS, May 2020, Extended abstract
Geost botnet. The discovery story of a new Android banking trojan from an OpSec error
Sebastián García (Czech Technical University in Prague), Maria Jose Erquiaga (UNCUYO University), Anna Shirokova (Avast) Virus Bulletin International Conference, October 2019, Paper
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