Eugene Kaspersky to participate in the first IMPACT World Cyber Security Summit

12 May 2008
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Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces that Eugene Kaspersky, founder and CEO of the company, will participate in the first World Cyber Security Summit (WCSS), held by the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber-Terrorism (IMPACT), the global initiative against cyber-terrorism. The WCSS will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 20-23, 2008.

The World Cyber Security Summit is a ministerial-level forum for government ministers, industry leaders, technology luminaries and international cyber-security experts from more than 40 countries. As the official launch event for the global IMPACT initiative, the WCSS represents the largest gathering ever on cyber-terrorism and security.

The first IMPACT Summit will be chaired by Malaysian Prime Minister Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and includes government representatives from more than 40 countries, as well as top managers of the world’s major cyber-security companies and prominent expert members of IMPACT’s International Advisory Board (IAB). Eugene Kaspersky will share his vision on the global security landscape, current trends in the fight against global cybercrime and emerging threats that the world will face in the nearest future.

By the time Kaspersky Lab joined IMPACT in May 2006, Eugene Kaspersky had already been calling for a joint global initiative against cybercrime for several years. Eugene Kaspersky has accepted the invitation to be a member of the inaugural International Advisory Board of IMPACT, which reflects its appreciation of the company’s expertise in the area of combating terrorist activities in the IT industry.

“IMPACT is a unique initiative started by the Malaysian authorities and aimed primarily at consolidating the efforts of the world’s governments and the IT community in combating the emerging threat of cyber-terrorism. Like all forms of terrorism, cyber-terrorism does not recognize borders or laws, even though the global economy’s dependence on electronic communication means that the threat of cyber-terrorism is real. With 19 years’ experience in combating malicious programs and activities, and being a recognized technological leader in the antivirus industry, Kaspersky Lab is prepared to take an active part in the work of IMPACT in order to make a meaningful contribution to protecting the world community against this emerging global threat,” said Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab.

For more information about the World Cyber Security Summit please visit www.impact-alliance.org.

About Eugene Kaspersky

Eugene graduated from the Institute of Cryptography, Telecommunications and Computer Science. He began studying computer viruses in 1989 after the Cascade virus was detected on his computer. From 1991 to 1997 Eugene worked at the KAMI Information Technologies Center where he developed the AVP antivirus project with a group of associates (AVP was renamed Kaspersky Anti-Virus in November 2000). Eugene Kaspersky co-founded Kaspersky Lab in 1997, and in 2007 Eugene was named CEO of Kaspersky Lab.

Today, Eugene Kaspersky is one of the world's leading antivirus experts, with over 19 years of experience in the field of information security. He regularly speaks at seminars and conferences all over the world, and is the author of a number of articles and reviews covering topics related to computer virology.

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 solution 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.

About IMPACT

IMPACT (International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber-Terrorism) is the world's first multilateral, public-private sector collaborative institution against cyber-terrorism. IMPACT serves as a global platform bringing together governments of the world, the industry and academia to enhance the capability of the global community to prevent, defend and respond to cyber threats.