UK’s newest blue chip sees long Covid boost for cybersecurity

Cyber criminals are increasingly trying to exploit weaknesses of the new digital universe in which millions of people log on to work from home computers. — Darwin Laganzon/Pixabay

As the coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the business world and boosting online retailers and streaming services, another corner of the digital economy is thriving at least as much: cybersecurity.

Software maker Avast Plc expects long-lasting benefits from people around the world switching to home office as online workspace faces growing security threats, Chief Executive Officer Ondrej Vlcek said in an interview.

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