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Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announces that Eugene Kaspersky, Founder and CEO of the company, will deliver an exclusive keynote address at the 3rd Annual Billington Cybersecurity Summit slated for September 27 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
Eugene’s keynote address, Securing Critical Infrastructure Post Flame and Stuxnet, will be his first keynote speaking engagement in the United States since the Flame discovery. Flame is a highly sophisticated attack toolkit said to be 20 times the size of Stuxnet. In his address, Eugene will speak to the significance of Flame and the latest, emerging threats in cyberspace. His insights will focus in on the latest advanced persistent threats that seek to undermine critical energy, finance, telecommunication, and government cyber network infrastructures worldwide, and what company IT professionals can proactively do to prepare for the potential onslaught.
According to Eugene Kaspersky, “Unlike with conventional weapons, the more developed countries are actually the most vulnerable to cyber-warfare and cyber-terrorism, and the only way to mitigate this threat lies through international collaboration. Cyber warfare has been one of the most serious concerns for IT security professionals for several years now, especially after the discovery of Stuxnet and Duqu. Flame raises these concerns even higher, proving that cyber weapons can be used against any country, further demonstrating the need for increased global cooperation.”
Eugene will join a growing and highly distinguished lineup of confirmed speakers including John C. (Chris) Inglis, Deputy Director, National Security Agency; General Michael Hayden (Ret.), Former Director of the CIA and NSA and Principal of the Chertoff Group, and more than 20 other top-level cybersecurity insiders.
Thomas K. Billington, CEO of Billington CyberSecurity, said of Kaspersky’s appearance, “We are honored that Eugene Kaspersky has chosen our 3rd Annual Cybersecurity Summit to deliver this exclusive address to a U.S. audience. The discovery of the Flame virus, following the identification of Stuxnet and Duqu, underscores the theme we selected for this year’s summit – enhancing the security of critical infrastructure. He serves as the perfect complement to the distinguished cyber experts we’ve already recruited for this forum.”
About Billington CyberSecurity
Billington CyberSecurity is a leading, independent executive-level media and seminar company that provides breaking insights and information on a wide range of global cybersecurity issues. The company develops and markets sponsored virtual seminars and summits that provide strategic brand building opportunities for companies within the cyber arena, as well as networking roundtables between key industry and government cybersecurity officials. Additional services include the assessment of new cyber-related products and services, plus a full range of marketing, PR, and executive recruiting with a special focus on cybersecurity and media. Learn more at www.billingtoncybersecurity.com/2012summit.
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 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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