Press Release

Eugene Kaspersky Featured in Foreign Policy’s 100 Top Global Thinkers 2012

Kaspersky selected for the work he and his company have done on decoding the secrets of cyberwar

Woburn, MA – November 28, 2012 – Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announces that Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and co-founder of the company, has been selected as one of Foreign Policy magazine’s 100 Top Global Thinkers for 2012. Eugene and the other “top thinkers” will be honored at an official ceremony on Thursday, November 29, in Washington, DC.

Eugene was included in the new annual list of Top Global Thinkers for his contribution to IT security awareness on a global scale, along with such important and influential personalities as Barack Obama, the Clintons, the Gates, Angela Merkel and Warren Buffet. He’s the one who keeps spreading the word around the world about the dangers that define the digital age - threats to economies, governments, and the personal security of every one of us - namely, privacy violations, cybercrime, cyberwarfare and hacktivism.

Commenting on his being placed on FP’s prestigious list, Eugene Kaspersky said:

“IT security is a relatively new global concern, which previously has gone largely overlooked. As leaders in the IT security industry, we at Kaspersky Lab have the vast expertise needed to enable us to stay abreast of today’s ever-changing threat landscape, and have the clearest understanding of the urgency and overall importance of global cooperation in combatting threats. I feel it’s extremely important to keep talking about these issues - to get the message across to governments, business and the general public. My being named as a top global thinker by FP shows that not only is my message being heard, but it is one that is being taken very seriously on a global scale. For this I am extremely grateful.”

For the full list of Foreign Policy magazine’s Top Global Thinkers of 2012, please visit www.foreignpolicy.com/2012globalthinkers

To read the related contributed piece by Eugene Kaspersky, please visit: www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/11/26/cyberscary_4_digital_threats_to_worry_about

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 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for consumers, SMBs and large enterprises. The company 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.

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*The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2010. The rating was published in the IDC report Worldwide IT Security Products 2011-2015 Forecast and 2010 Vendor Shares - December 2011. The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2010.

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