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With the growing threat of cyberattacks, AI is the answer to rebalance the cybersecurity game and move the industry forward. Cybersecurity historically has evolved out of necessity as threats emerge and existing solutions become ineffective. Since the first example of antivirus software was developed, new technologies and subsequent vulnerabilities require innovation to combat them. This is why AI is essential in today’s fight against cybercriminals.

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Andrew B. Gardner is VP of Research and AI at Avast.

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When new virus and malware numbers exploded in the 1990s, it became clear that cybersecurity had to be mass-produced to protect the public. By 1996, many viruses used new techniques and innovative methods, including stealth capability, polymorphism, and ‘macro viruses’ – posing a new set of challenges for antivirus vendors.


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