Who & When: Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and founder of Kaspersky Lab, will return to the RSA Conference for the first time in four years. On Wednesday, February 27th at 4:00pm PST, Eugene Kaspersky will address the crowd gathered at the Kaspersky Lab booth (#2117).
What: Kaspersky Lab has partnered with non-profit iKeepSafe, and will raise money for the organization throughout the RSA Conference. For every badge scanned at the Kaspersky Lab booth during the conference, Kaspersky Lab will make a donation to support iKeepSafe. At 4:00pm PST on Wednesday, Eugene Kaspersky will present a check for the funds raised to iKeepSafe president Marsali Hancock. Immediately following the check presentation, Eugene Kaspersky will host a cocktail reception in the company’s booth.
Why: The unofficial motto of Eugene Kaspersky is: “we’re here to save the world.” Saving the world starts with making the next generation of digital citizens as educated as possible about online threats. Schools and other public-sector organizations often grapple with budget shortages and outdated equipment, and iKeepSafe has the partnerships and insight to get the necessary information into the hands of people who need it most.
iKeepSafe produces books, newsletters, training tips, and other materials with the goal of giving educators and parents resources to teach youths how to use new online tools in safe and healthy ways.
Additional Speaking Engagement:
Eugene Kaspersky will host a discussion “Cyber Security Industry: Survival in the Age of Cyber Warfare.”
Tuesday, February 26, 3:50 - 4:50pm / session code: EXP-T19 / room 134
Session Abstract: The IT Security industry (IT Sec) needs to keep detecting any and all cyber war threats—regardless of origin or purpose, plus move its focus from mass epidemics to pinpointed strikes, while resisting pressure that comes to bear on it for doing so. Eugene Kaspersky calls on the industry to come together and combine its collective forces.
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 more than 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, 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.
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