WOBURN, MA — August 26, 2009 — Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet threat management solutions that protect against all forms of malware, including viruses, spyware, hackers and spam, today announced that Steve Orenberg, President of Kaspersky Lab Americas, has been named a Mass High Tech All-Star for 2009 and the top honoree for the Security sector.
As President of Kaspersky Lab Americas, Steve Orenberg manages the Company’s strategic operations in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. For the past 15 years, Steve has specialized in helping international security companies establish a presence in the U.S. market. Kaspersky Lab is the third anti-malware company that has thrived under Steve’s watch, earning him a reputation for a ‘Midas Touch’ in the security space.
Under Steve’s leadership, Kaspersky Lab has become the fastest-growing Internet security software in America.* According to NPD data, Kaspersky Lab’s products were the #1 selling security titles at electronics retail stores during the month of July 2009,** and for a week in that month, the company’s antivirus software sold the most units across all retail software categories, beating popular video game and office software titles.*** After just four-and-a-half short years in the U.S. market, the Company is recognized as a top technology brand, and continues to win industry awards and accolades at a torrid pace. Kaspersky Lab was most recently named, for the second year in a row, as the Client Security Software Company of the Year by Everything Channel as part of its Annual Report Card Award, recognizing Kaspersky Lab’s dedication to working with the value-added reseller channel. In retail, Kaspersky Lab was honored with the coveted 2009 Best Buy Bravo! Award for Innovation in Leadership after just 18 months within the Best Buy chain of retail stores.
In addition to leading Kaspersky Lab’s sales successes, Steve guided his Company to creating Threatpost, the Kaspersky Lab Security News Service. Threatpost is a one-stop news outlet for the most important security news – including both original reporting and aggregation of articles from across the Internet. Steve also values his local community and is helping to make sure children in New England receive access to computers while in school, helping to further their education. In its third year of sponsoring, Touchdowns for Technology, Kaspersky Lab pledges to donate one computer to a deserving school in New England for every touchdown the Patriots score.
*Source: NPD Group/Retail Tracking/Security Software July 2006‐June 2009
Eugene Kaspersky, Chief Executive Officer
“Steve Orenberg brings a discerning approach to running our Americas operation. We knew immediately after meeting him that he had the tenacity and past experience with the market to make Kaspersky Lab thrive. We are thrilled to congratulate Steve on receiving this prestigious honor!”
Michael Olivieri, Publisher
Mass High Tech
“The individuals that we are honoring as All-Stars are thought leaders in their industries and continue to drive our innovation economy. These are the people who not only have achieved success in their own initiatives but have blazed a trail for other entrepreneurs to follow. We wholeheartedly congratulate Steve Orenberg as our 2009 Security honoree.”
Steve Orenberg, President
Kaspersky Lab Americas
“As a native Bostonian who has been fortunate enough to work in Massachusetts my entire professional life, I am truly honored by this recognition from Mass High Tech. We’ve gone from being an unknown brand in a market of entrenched competitors, to being one of the hottest names in security software in just a few short years. That kind of success wouldn’t have been possible without the team of driven and passionate professionals who come to work with me every day in Woburn, and I’m extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished so far.”
Now in their 14th year, the All-Star Awards recognize 15 dynamic and influential leaders of New England’s innovation economy. The 2009 All-Star honorees represent companies across the technology spectrum, including robotics, mobile technology, hardware, healthcare, materials, Internet and biotech. A reception will be held to celebrate this year’s All-Stars on October 29 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. The honorees will also be profiled in a special supplement in the November 4 edition of Mass High Tech.
The 2009 Mass High Tech All-Stars include: Distinguished Achievement Award: Rodney Brooks, Chairman and CTO of Heartland Robotics Inc.; Nanotechnology: Peter Antoinette, Co-founder, president and CEO of Nanocomp Technologies Inc.; Education: Maura Banta, Regional manager, Corporate citizenship and corporate affairs for IBM Corp.; Finance: David Beisel, Vice president of Venrock; Life Sciences: Omid Farokhzad, Physician and scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and co-founder of BIND Biosciences Inc.; Mobile: Eric Giler, CEO of Witricity Corp. ; Internet: Gail Goodman, Chairman, president and CEO of Constant Contact Inc.; Web: Scott Griffith, Chairman and CEO of Zipcar Inc.; Community: Scott Kirsner, Columnist and Program chair/Agenda developer at Future Forward Events; Health Care: Joseph Kvedar, Director of the Partners Healthcare Center for Connected Health; Entrepreneurship: Patrick Larkin, Director of the John Adams Innovation Institute; Security: Stephen Orenberg, President of Kaspersky Lab Americas; Social Media: Dharmesh Shah, Co-founder and CTO of HubSpot Inc.; Pharmaceuticals: Roger Tung, President and CEO of Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Hardware: Russell Wilcox, President and CEO of E Ink Corp.
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world's largest privately-held Internet Security company, providing comprehensive protection against all forms of IT threats such as viruses, spyware, hackers and spam. The company's products provide in-depth defense at work, at home and on the road for home and mobile users, small and medium sized businesses and large enterprises, protecting more than 250 million systems around the globe. Kaspersky technology is also incorporated inside the products and services of approximately 100 of the industry's leading IT, networking, communications and applications solution vendors. For further information about the company, please visit http://www.kaspersky.com/. For the latest in-depth information on security threat issues and trends, please visit http://www.viruslist.com/. For the most up-to-date world security news, visit http://www.threatpost.com/.
About Mass High Tech
Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology is a weekly publication covering business news of the New England high tech industry. In 1996, MHT was purchased by American City Business Journals, the United States’ largest publisher of metropolitan weekly business and technology newspapers, with more than 40 publications nationwide.