Avast is committed to identity industry standards to enable digital trust globally

Avast joins leading digital identity and trust organizations, Trust Over IP Foundation, Decentralized Identity Foundation, World Wide Web Consortium and FIDO Alliance

LONDON and EMERYVILLE, Calif., August 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Avast (LSE: AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, has joined the Trust Over IP Foundation (ToIP), the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF), the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the FIDO Alliance . These community-driven open standards organizations are building the foundation for a decentralized digital trust infrastructure. Avast will be a key contributor to these standardization initiatives and will also act as a governing member of ToIP and DIF. Avast representatives currently hold leadership positions in several ToIP, DIF and W3C working groups developing cryptographic libraries, decentralized credentials, secure protocols and governance frameworks for digital trust ecosystems.

Avast’s digital trust solutions will deliver more convenient, empowered and private digital interactions for people, and better security and engagement outcomes for businesses. To accelerate this vision, Avast has acquired Evernym end of 2021, and more recently acquired SecureKey in early 2022. Both companies were founding members of DIF and W3C Member Organizations, with Evernym also being a founding member of ToIP.

“The days of walled gardens and platform-centric identity services are over,” said Reed Drummond, Director, Digital Trust Services, at Avast. “The future is decentralized: everyone will be able to control their data and share it where and with whom they want, privately, securely and on their terms. This vision forms the basis of our digital trust services at Avast. We are delighted to Be part of communities of like-minded individuals and businesses that collectively lay the foundation for a trust-based digital environment that will rebuild trust on the Internet.”

Avast is committed to actively participating in shaping the space of digital trust, to create a more trusted future with digital solutions that work for everyone. Collaboration is the key to a fairer future, and these four organizations represent hundreds of organizations working together for a safer, fairer, and more user-centric Web.

“The Trust Over IP Foundation believes that everyone deserves to have access to a safer web, where all of our interactions are rooted in privacy, security and trust,” commented ToIP’s executive director. John Jordan. “We look forward to continuing to work with Avast in pursuit of this vision as we tackle the toughest technical and human issues in digital trust.”

CEO of DIF Rouven Heck added, “Many Avast employees have been long-time contributors to the DIF and key players in the autonomous identity community for many years. We look forward to welcoming Avast as an important partner and collaborator in our continued work towards a scalable and interoperable identity infrastructure.”

“We are delighted to welcome Avast as a sponsoring member of the FIDO Alliance. We look forward to their contributions to help us in our mission: to change the nature of authentication with open standards for easier authentication and more strong to reduce reliance on passwords,” said christina hulkExecutive Director and COO of the FIDO Alliance.

About Avast:
Avast (LSE:AVST), a FTSE 100 company, is a global leader in digital security and privacy, headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic. With more than 435 million online users, Avast offers products under the Avast and AVG brands that protect users against Internet threats and the changing IoT threat landscape. The company’s threat detection network is one of the most advanced in the world, using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to detect and stop threats in real time. Avast digital security products for Mobile, PC or Mac are top rated and certified by VB100, AV-Comparatives, AV-Test, SE Labs and others. Avast is a member of Coalition Against Stalkerware, No More Ransom and Internet Watch Foundation. Visit: www.avast.com.

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