Eugene Kaspersky Key Speaker at World Cyber Security Summit in Belfast

20 Mar 2012
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Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announced that Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of the company, delivered the keynote presentation – “Threats in the Age of Cyber Warfare” – at the second annual World Cyber Security Technology Research Summit at Queen’s University in the Northern Irish capital on 16 March.

Eugene joined the world’s leading cyber security experts and government policy-makers from around the world for a two day meeting of minds at the university’s Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) - the UK’s leading centre for cyber security research. The goal of the summit was to find solutions to combat the latest threats to global cyber security.

Speaking prior of the event, Eugene Kaspersky said: “We have entered a new age, the Age of Cyber-Warfare, and decisive international action needs to be taken immediately if we do not want to see our technology-permeated world – where everything is managed by IT systems – crumble around us. A crucial part of that action is technology research, and the Cyber Summit at Queen’s University in Belfast is a big step in the right direction, bringing researchers, experts and policy-makers together and creating an exceptional platform for productive dialogue and cooperation.”

Professor John McCanny, CSIT Principal Investigator, said: “The success of the inaugural World Cyber Security Summit last year is reflected by the fact that even more of the biggest names in global cyber security are attending this year’s summit at Queen’s University. The event is unique in that it is a meeting of great minds from around the world. Together we aim to identify, map out and ultimately combat the biggest threats to our online security.”

Also speaking at the summit were representatives from the European Commission, the UK’s Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG) and Home Office, the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit and Department of Homeland Security, Cisco, CyLabs, Georgia Tech, IBM, McAfee and SRI International.

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