Michal Salat
Threat Intelligence Manager, AVAST

Joined by Michal Salat, Threat Intelligence Manager for Avast, we discussed security and phishing scams and how to avoid them.


In preparation and celebration of Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, we have to make sure that we are also secured and protected. Having an extra layer of security for our gadgets can never be too cautious against cybercrooks.


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Michal Salat is Threat Intelligence Manager at Avast. In this position, he drives security research projects at Avast’s offices in Austin, Texas, and Prague, Czech Republic. Previously, he worked as a malware analyst at Avast. He has been working at Avast for more than six years. He holds a Master of Science in System Programming and a Bachelor of Science in Electrotechnical Engineering and Information Technology from the Czech Technical University in Prague.

Avast’s roots go back to 1988, when Czech researchers Eduard Kučera and Pavel Baudiš encountered the Vienna Virus and began their quest to save the world’s computers from it and others like it. Today, Avast has over 500 professionals headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, with additional offices in the USA, Germany, China, South Korea and Taiwan.

A year of more firsts. In 2015, Avast launches a new, free Business security solution, which makes securing small and medium businesses easy. In addition, Avast acquires Remotium for protecting large business too – creating Avast Mobile Virtual Platform. The perfect way to control and secure large amounts of business data. The mobile portfolio continues to expand with the launch of WiFi Finder, an app designed to take users to the fastest, most secure networks around. Avast also acquires PC magazine Editor’s Choice award, rating ‘excellent’ for another year running. Finally, Avast’s growth means moving to a larger, Silicon Valley inspired office space with cutting edge tech, entertainment and dining facilities.