Eugene Kaspersky to Speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos
MA – January 16, 2013
- Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky
the world’s largest privately held cyber security software vendor, is to take
part in the 2013 World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
During the session “Building
Cyber Resilience”, Eugene will share his insight into the latest cyber threats
endangering today’s reality and those that may do soon. The panel discussion is
open to the press and will be held on January
24 from 14.45 to 15:45 in the Congress Centre in Davos.
Together with Neelie
Kroes, Vice-President and Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, European
Commission; Richard Haythornthwaite, Chairman, MasterCard; and Ian Livingston,
Chief Executive Officer, BT Group; Eugene will discuss the problems of both
regulation and evaluation of cyber threats, and possible practices and policy
development that could be embraced.
As a member of the
World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of the Internet and
one of the first signatories of the Partnering for Cyber Resilience initiative,
Eugene Kaspersky continues driving awareness among business leaders and
policymakers on the growing cyber threats that imperil the well-being of no
less than the whole global economy. Cyber attacks have already become a serious
challenge to major organizations worldwide, turning cyber resilience into a
matter of critical importance for both companies and nation states together.
the importance of the Davos meeting, Eugene Kaspersky said: “The World Economic
Forum’s annual meeting in Davos is a unique event of global importance. To me,
the main attraction is in the audience - business leaders and policy-makers
from all over the world, gathering and sharing their ideas thanks to the truly
neutral and non-partisan thought-provoking platform that the World Economic
Forum has always been. What’s more, the meeting in Davos tends to bring
together those who understand that cyber threats are a global challenge that
needs to be resolved through a collaborative approach.”
About the World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed
to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic
and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and headquartered in
Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national
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 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.
*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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