Press Release

Threatpost, the Independent IT Security News Community, Wins Prestigious Social Media Award

Kaspersky Lab’s Online News Network Recognized by Independent Research Firm

November 3, 2010 – Woburn, MA – Threatpost, an independent destination for the global IT Security community, has been awarded a 2010 Forrester Groundswell Award in the Business-to-Business “Spreading” category. The fourth annual Forrester Groundswell Awards were announced last week at the Forrester Consumer Forum in Chicago. This award recognizes Threatpost’s ability to serve as an independent security news community and to successfully leverage spreading best practices by establishing itself as a trusted voice within the IT security community.

Kaspersky Lab created Threatpost in 2008 to address IT security professionals’ need for independent news and analysis about IT security issues. Research showed that savvy security professionals visited multiple online news sites to get a complete understanding of security news. Because of that, Threatpost serves as the premier destination for aggregated security news, along with providing in-depth analysis, original reporting, and a forum for the IT security community to exchange ideas with their peers.

The Threatpost editorial is team led by IT security industry veterans Dennis Fisher and Paul Roberts. Fisher has over a decade of experience in reporting on security industry news and issues. Roberts is an industry-known editor with close to a decade of experience as a technology reporter and analyst. The editorial team provides analysis on fast-breaking industry news, writes original in-depth features, and each authors their own blog covering malware attacks and cybercrime. The combination of aggregated news from across the web and in-depth original reporting makes Threatpost the one stop shop for IT security information on the Internet.

The “Spreading” category is defined by Forrester as getting customers or users within a company to encourage others to adopt a product or service. The Forrester Groundswell Awards recognize excellence in achieving business and organizational goals with social technology applications. This year, there were more than 130 entries to the Forrester Groundswell Awards in four divisions including Business-to-Business, Business-to-Consumer, Management, and International. More information about the Forrester Groundswell Awards is available at:  http://www.forrester.com/empowered

QUOTES:


Randy Drawas, Chief Marketing Officer
Kaspersky Lab Americas

“We are so honored that Forrester has awarded Threatpost with this Forrester Groundswell Award in the B2B Spreading category. At a time of an unprecedented rise in cyber-criminal activity, we recognized the necessity to create a truly independent security news community dedicated to assisting IT professionals keep ahead of the online threats that plague us all. Kaspersky Lab is committed to keeping the world safe online. Knowing that Threatpost is being seen as a leader in this space is extremely gratifying, and gives us confidence that we’re moving in the right direction.”

Dennis Fisher, Editor in Chief
Threatpost

“Knowing its importance to the IT security community has made building Threatpost a great honor for everyone on the team. As more and more of our lives are spent online, helping people and organizations remain safe has never been more important. This special recognition from Forrester helps to underscore that we are making progress in fulfilling that mission.”
To learn more about Threatpost and to stay abreast of the latest news, trends and events in the IT security industry, visit Threatpost at http://www.threatpost.com. Follow @Threatpost on Twitter and Facebook.

About Threatpost

Threatpost is an independent news and community network for IT security professionals, which combines original IT security reporting and analysis with relevant, aggregated content from across the Internet. Threatpost extends Kaspersky Lab’s mission to keep malicious online threats from spreading, and to educate people and organizations about these threats and how to stay protected against them. This digital resource features breaking news coverage through personality-driven blogs, podcasts, videos and content aggregated from other third-party sites. Born out of the need for an open and transparent information resource for IT security professionals who consume news from a variety of different sources, Threatpost embodies the ultimate form of security industry community building. To learn more visit http://www.threatpost.com.

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 300 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/. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KasperskyLabAmericas. Follow @Kaspersky on Twitter.

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