“Collaboration Is Indispensable to Securing the Cyber Domain” - Eugene Kaspersky at the AFCEA Global Intelligence Forum
20 Sep 2012
The AFCEA Global Intelligence Forum is an unclassified conference at which nearly 30 international intelligence and security professionals in both the public and private sectors are exploring the changing role of intelligence in the context of a range of issues pertinent today.
In his speech, Eugene presented a framework for understanding the cyber domain and the unique challenges and opportunities it poses for governments, industry and the general public, based on the lessons of the past decade. He shared his views on what sort of cooperation and collaboration is required among different constituencies both within and across national boundaries.
Eugene also participated in the event’s industry roundtable entitled “Where Do We Go from Here”, during which he emphasized the importance of cooperation among businesses.
Briefly describing the main theme of his presentation at the conference, Eugene Kaspersky said: “Today we have to realize the importance of cooperation among business and governments in building a secure cyber domain. On the one hand, the private sector is the incubator of the technologies driving the rapid change in the cyber domain; therefore, business has a critical role to play in drawing up the new defensive infrastructure and strategies against global cyber threats. On the other hand, governments should be open to cooperation in creating a positive, enabling environment for such changes, while formulating universal game rules for the new cyber domain. Only when we all openly and freely cooperate will we be able to maintain our progress towards making the global cyber space as secure as possible.”
About AFCEA International
Established in 1946, AFCEA International (the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association), is a non-profit organization serving its members by providing a forum for the ethical exchange of information, and dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications and electronics for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities. For more information, please visit www.afcea.org.
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for consumers, SMBs and large enterprises. The company currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2011. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares (IDC #235930, July 2012). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2011.