Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announces that Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of the company, has been ranked as the Most Powerful Security Executive in the world by Internet technology publisher SYS-CON Media. Mr. Kaspersky was also ranked among the Top 25 Most Powerful Voices in Security in the same source survey SYS-CON Media used for the rankings - appearing sixth on the list. As the world’s most powerful security executive, he is listed as having 5,035 times more broadcast power reach than an active Internet user with an average level of impact, influence and use of social tools. Besides, Eugene’s colleague Nikolay Grebennikov, Chief Technology Officer of Kaspersky Lab, also figures on the Top 100 Most Powerful Voices in Security.
Commenting on his ranking, Eugene Kaspersky said: “It is a great honor for me to be named one of the most powerful voices in the IT security industry and the most powerful security executive in the world. I believe it is extremely important to spread the word about IT threats. People should be aware of them and be well prepared to face the risks that lie ahead. Faced with today’s growing cyber-crime, we all need to be properly educated and to join forces to keep the world safe.”
The ranking by SYS-CON Media of the Most Powerful Voices (MPV) in Security is based on a survey of more than 140 security company executives, 320 bloggers and people in media, 100 of the top experts in cloud computing, 30 people involved in specialized organizations, over 20 government officials, over 130 leading CISOs, and 75 industry analysts from notable firms such as Gartner, IDC, Forrester, ESG, and others. In total more than 800 influential people were surveyed.
The metrics used in the research, which measured both broadcast power and profundity, were identified through a number of studies performed across several industry categories. The MPV formula is based on "reach" by examining the number of followers and buzz an individual has on sites like Google and Twitter and many others. The estimation of the impact an individual has with his followers and subscribers is based on the amount of buzz created around blog posts, tweets, Quora answers, LinkedIn groups, and other messages, as well as on the frequency of references in the blogosphere.
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the largest antivirus company in Europe. It delivers some of the world’s most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing, and spam. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and one of the industry’s fastest outbreak response times for home users, SMBs, large enterprises and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of the industry’s leading IT security solutions providers. Learn more at: www.kaspersky.com. For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit: www.viruslist.com.
Media SYS-CON Media, founded in 1994, is widely recognized in the Internet-technology and magazine publishing industries as the world's leading publisher of i-technology magazines, electronic newsletters, and accompanying i-technology breaking news, education and information Web portals. The company has further solidified its dominant role in the i-technology space with the 2001 launch of an events business, SYS-CON Events (trade shows, conferences, and education). For further information visit www.sys-con.com