CANCELLED: General Assembly followed by event on Privacy and Internet of Things

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Date Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time 17:00 - 21:30
Speaker(s) Ondrej Vlcek, CEO, AVAST

Agenda of the evening

17:00 – 17:45 General Assembly of the Club
17:45 – 18:00 Break
18:00 – 18:15 Welcome and introduction of the guest speaker Ondrej Vlcek
18:15 – 19:15 Privacy and Internet of Things – presentation
19:15 – 20:00 Sightseeing tour of IoT labs, discussion
20:00 - Networking and refreshment

Please confirm your attendance via email sent to [email protected] mentioning your Name and company name. 

Event Fee
The event is free for IMD Alumni Club members; CZK 500 for other participants. The fee is payable along with your registration to the club bank account (contact the club for details) if you register on or before 10th March 2020. If you register after this date, please pay at the door on the evening of the event.

About the event:

Around the world, the millions of internet-connected gifts we exchanged over the holidays have been set up, making our homes “smarter.” And less secure. The Internet of Things is much more interesting than robotic dogs, smart fridges or assistants. It is vast, diverse, and filled with weak credentials. Recently news broke about a leak of a massive list of Telnet login credentials for more than 500,000 servers, home routers, and smart devices, leaving them vulnerable to attack. On that day, Avast Threat Labs saw cybercriminals attempt to access the Telnet port of Avast 500+ honeypots around the world 347,476 times. This shows that bots are constantly searching for weak internet-connected devices to infect and add to their botnets. Avast researchers worked with colleagues at Stanford University to analyze user-contributed scans of 16 million homes and 83 million devices. (No personally identifiable information was ever involved.) The researchers found two things all of us should understand.  First, there isn’t one Internet of Things – there are many. Second, the greatest risk likely doesn’t come from your shiny new devices, but from your dusty forgotten ones. Don’t leave your tools out in the yard.  

On this event we will discuss with Ondrej Vlcek, CEO of AVAST, how network security and Artificial Intelligence impact the Internet of Things. We will have an unique opportunity to visit  AVAST IoT labs.

Ondrej Vlcek serves as Chief Executive Officer for Avast. Together with his senior management team, he executes on Avast’s vision to deliver people-centric security and spearheads the Company's product innovation program for emerging consumer technology categories, including the Internet of Things and 5G security. Mr. Vlcek was previously President of Avast Consumer, the largest business within the Company, and directed the development of Avast’s artificial intelligence-based cloud security network.

Venue AVAST, Prague

Dress Code Business Casual
Registration Deadline Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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