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January 16, 2013

Eugene Kaspersky to Speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Eugene Kaspersky to Speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Woburn, MA – January 16, 2013 - Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, 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.

Stressing 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 interests.

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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