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Enter the HuMachine: VR Enthusiasts Combat Cyberthreats in New, Interactive Movie from Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab has announced the creation of an interactive, virtual reality (VR) movie titled, “Enter the HuMachine.” The VR movie demonstrates how human intellect, big data and machine learning can be merged into a technological concept that powers world-class cyberthreat protection technologies to help keep people safe from the most sophisticated cyberthreats.

“Enter the HuMachine” strives to familiarize users with the concept of cyberthreats in an entertaining way. Set in a fictional world called “the System,” the movie puts viewers into the shoes of “Newbie” – a security bot created by human experts to protect the System and its inhabitants from all possible threats. Armed with smart machine learning algorithms and educated by a cyberthreat database over a petabyte in size, the security bot goes on duty, only to come face-to-face with a threat it has barely imagined, even in its craziest cyber-dreams.

“Everything related to anti-malware and cyberthreat protection techniques is usually perceived by the general public as something extremely boring and not at all exciting. Meanwhile, millions of different, exciting things happen every second inside your computer or mobile device, especially when it comes to cybersecurity,” said Alexey Malanov, malware expert, anti-malware technologies development at Kaspersky Lab, who served as a technical consultant for the movie’s creation. “A cyberattack looks like a breathtaking battle between the attackers and defenders. In ‘Enter the HuMachine,’ we’ve tried to visualize this battle and also explain how we see the future of cybersecurity. Although it’s a completely fictional story, it still provides a clear understanding on what HuMachine really is.”

Today, cybersecurity has become especially important, because just a single breach can disrupt the normal operations of an important life-supporting facility, if not a whole city. The modern world is powered by technologies, working together as a single system to make human life more convenient, smart and safe. Should one, or several, digital gears in this mechanism be destroyed, the whole system could fall.

For more than 20 years, Kaspersky Lab’s experts have devoted themselves to keeping these gears running, protecting them from the constantly evolving cyberthreat landscape. As a result, they have arrived at the technological concept of HuMachine – a synergy of big data, machine learning and human expertise. At Kaspersky Lab, the HuMachine concept powers one of the world’s best protection technologies, capable of detecting and blocking even the most dangerous and sophisticated cyberthreats.

“Enter the HuMachine” VR movie, and protect the System from cyberthreats, using your Gear VR headset for the full experience, or any other headset for a 360-degree version of the movie.

Learn more about HuMachine Intelligence in our blogpost, which also includes further detailed information about the concept.

About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company celebrating its 20 year anniversary in 2017. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into next generation security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.

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