Kaspersky Lab today announced a stealthy threat actor known as StrongPity, a technically capable Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) interested in encrypted data and communications, according to a paper presented at Virus Bulletin by Kaspersky Lab principal security researcher, Kurt Baumgartner.
-- RSA Conference, March 2-4, 2010, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA --
For security professionals, the annual RSA Conference in the USA is the best opportunity to learn about the latest trends, tools and techniques to keep businesses safe, and ensure their professional skill-sets up-to-date. At the Company's show-floor booth, Kaspersky Lab will host "Threatpost Live," a daily live discussion between Threatpost editors Ryan Naraine and Dennis Fisher. Each day, they will provide new insight into what 2010 holds in store for the IT security industry, and commentary on the biggest news at the show. Kaspersky Lab will also hold multiple presentations each day on how to prevent digital pollution in the workplace. The presentations will examine the deluge of threats that businesses face on a daily basis, and the best way to combat those threats to ensure safety across the network.
These daily discussions will give RSA Conference attendees a chance to break from the proverbial fire hose of information offered at keynotes and tutorial sessions, and provide an easily digested perspective on the topics and trends that matter most.
Kaspersky Lab invites all attendees to the following presentations:
WHAT: Live Security Discussion with Threatpost Editors, Ryan Naraine & Dennis Fisher
WHEN: Daily at 2:30 PM, March 2-4, 2010
Kaspersky Lab Booth #1145
Threatpost editors Ryan Naraine and Dennis Fisher, who have spent decades reporting on the IT and security sectors for various media outlets, will host daily discussions at the Kaspersky Lab booth, bantering back and forth about the latest news at the Conference.
WHAT: Preventing Digital Pollution in the Workplace
WHEN: Daily at 12 PM, 1 PM, 3 PM & 4 PM, March 2-4, 2010
Kaspersky Lab Booth #1145
Digital pollution exists and Kaspersky Lab is here to clean it up and lessen the impact of it. This presentation will examine the threats that confront businesses today and what can be done to ensure network security. Highlighting the relentless expertise of Kaspersky Lab's world-renowned security lab, this presentation will discuss in detail how Kaspersky is working to always stay head by being faster, sharper and smarter, giving organizations freedom from digital pollution and the data-loss and ROI that comes as a result.
Full-conference attendees are encouraged to attend:
WHAT: The Relevance of Anti-Malware Testing
WHEN: Tuesday, March 2nd at 3:40 PM, Orange Room 301
Kaspersky Lab Senior Antivirus Researcher Roel Schouwenberg will join a panel of experts to discuss current anti-malware testing methodologies. More teams, organizations and private citizens are trying to test anti-malware products, but the test results for the same product often vary wildly. How valuable are these tests if everyone isn't playing by the same rules?
To better clarify the tests, methodologies and results, the security software industry itself has combined its efforts to bolster the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization. This organization was built to provide a universal set of testing standards, which will result in clearer, easily-compared test results for the average reader. This panel will look at the testing from all perspectives and points of view, making it as broad as possible.
The panel also includes: Neil Rubenking, PC Magazine; Andreas Marx, AV-Test; Righard Zwienenberg, Norman; and moderator Larry Bridwell, AVG
CONTACT: Greg Sabey
+1 (781) 503-2654
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 250 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 www.kaspersky.com. For the latest in-depth information on security threat issues and trends, please visit www.viruslist.com. For the most up-to-date world security news, visit www.threatpost.com.
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 aid in the prevention of IT security threats from spreading and to educate users about these threats and how to stay protected against them. The digital media 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.
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