Eugene Kaspersky Receives Honorary Doctorate and Discusses Viruses and Cyber Threats in Armenia
MA – October 13, 2013 -Kaspersky Lab today announced that Eugene
Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, received an honorary doctorate
from the State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA), the country’s leading
technical university. He was presented with the doctorate for his outstanding
services to science.
During Eugene’s visit to Armenia, he and
the company’s top IT security experts met with representatives of the education
and business community, as well as students from local technical universities. During
the meetings they discussed current cyber threats in Armenia and the wider
world, and ways to combat these serious threats.
The Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab
also took part in the official opening of the Kaspersky Lab Training and
Certification Center within the State Engineering University of Armenia. The
Center will help bridge the gap between theoretical and practical education,
while allowing students to earn certifications from Kaspersky Lab. It will also
provide future IT security professionals with the tools to gain essential knowledge
about contemporary technologies.
Kaspersky Lab’s successful
association with Armenia began four years ago following the signing of a
memorandum of understanding, entitled ‘Safe Armenia,’ with the Ministry of the
Economy. This information security project led to the implementation of a
number of educational programs in Armenian schools, specialist trainings for IT
administrators in state and commercial organizations, and discounted licenses
for some Kaspersky Lab products used within government structures.
The relationship between Kaspersky
Lab and the State Engineering University of Armenia began in 2009 when a
student of the university won first prize in that year’s edition of the international conference CyberSecurity for
the Next Generation. After that, the university registered
as a member of Kaspersky Lab’s educational program and signed an agreement on
cooperation within the Kaspersky Academy program which still remains in
effect. In February 2013, SEUA hosted the latest regional round of
CyberSecurity for the Next Generation for Russia and other CIS countries.
Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO
Kaspersky Lab "The number of cyber threats is constantly growing, so it is
especially important to train more experts who can combat them. The world’s
next generation of specialists needs more than just good knowledge of the IT
security field and strong practical skills – they also need to be able to think
one step ahead and come up with something really new. I am glad to see that
today's students in Armenia are interested in cyber security and are willing to
improve and develop in this area. And I'll be doubly happy if Kaspersky Lab can
help them do that."
State Engineering University of Armenia
“We are deeply appreciative of the role that Kaspersky Lab is playing in the
development of information security and the personal contributions Eugene
Kaspersky has made as one of the leading experts in information protection. We
are sure that Kaspersky Lab’s expertise will help our students become excellent
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 15-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 www.kaspersky.com.
* 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.