Cyberthreat Map Awarded ‘Cutting Edge Project of the Week’ by FWA and Adobe
Woburn, MA – June 9, 2014 – Kaspersky
Lab today announces that its Cyberthreat Real-Time Map project has been awarded 'CUTTING
EDGE PROJECT OF THE WEEK' by Favourite Website Awards (FWA) and Adobe. The Cutting Edge award
projects with a commitment to moving the Web forward by leveraging the latest
features and technologies in modern browsers and setting new standards and
expectations around what is possible on the Web.
The dynamic 3D world map visualizes the sheer volume of viral detections in
real time. The data comes from Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), Kaspersky
Lab’s globally distributed cloud-based infrastructure. The types of displayed
threats include malicious objects detected during on-access and on-demand
scans, email and Web antivirus detections, as well as objects identified by
vulnerability and intrusion detection sub-systems.
Users can zoom in and out of either a globe or a
flat map to pinpoint the major threats and identify the most infected areas in
the world. A breakdown of each country’s level of infection can be triggered
with a click, along with the ability to directly select a specific country and
share statistics across popular social media platforms.
The Cyberthreat Real-Time Map microsite was designed and built by Minivegas, an integrated creative production company based in
Amsterdam. As a
winner, the project will be in the running for The Cutting Edge Project of the
Year, to be decided by public voting from September-October 2014.
Eugene Chereshnev, Chief Mobile Business Officer Kaspersky Lab
“There are literally
millions of attempts to steal consumers’ private data every day – in 2013 we
blocked more than 5 billion cyber-attacks on user computers and mobile devices.
We are currently processing about 315,000 unique malware samples every single
day. Not many people are aware of that. All that we as a brand care about is
your safety and that of your family and friends when online. The CyberMap is a
great way to see what is really going on in a very clear and informative way –
which fits perfectly to our goal. The Cutting Edge award is a real coup for the
project. Clearly, we have created a service that people were looking for and we
promise to keep evolving it.”
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 16-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
FWA is an industry recognised internet
award program and inspirational portal, established in May 2000. The Favourite Website Awards is the most visited website award program in the
history of the internet, with over 170 million site visits as of November 2012.
Minivegas is an integrated production company,
working across four key disciplines of digital, live action, animation &
visual fx and experiential, creatively driven to make exciting experiences that
engage real people. Learn more atwww.minivegas.net.
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* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating
Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2012. The rating was published
in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2013–2017 Forecast and 2012
Vendor Shares (IDC #242618, August 2013). The report ranked software vendors
according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2012.
 Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) is a
complex distributed infrastructure dedicated to processing depersonalized cybersecurity-related
data streams from millions of voluntary participants around the world. It
delivers Kaspersky Lab’s security intelligence to every partner or customer who
is connected to the Internet, ensuring the quickest reaction times and maintaining
the highest level of protection.