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Friday 18 September 2020 11am – 12noon (BST)

for SASIG members only

Eugene Kaspersky is a giant on the global stage, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert and successful entrepreneur. He is co-Founder and CEO of Kaspersky, the world’s largest privately-held vendor of endpoint protection and cybersecurity solutions. 

Eugene began his career in cybersecurity accidentally when in 1989 his computer became infected with a virus. His knowledge of cryptography helped him analyse it, understand its behaviour and develop a removal tool. He started collecting malicious programs, now one of the most complete antivirus databases in the world.

In 1991, Eugene joined the KAMI Information Technologies Center, where he and a group of colleagues developed the AVP antivirus project, which became the prototype for Kaspersky Anti-Virus. In 1997, they decided to establish an independent company, becoming the founders of Kaspersky. Since then he has headed the Company’s antivirus research, and in 2007 he was named CEO.

Today, Kaspersky operates in almost 200 countries and territories worldwide and its cybersecurity technologies protect over 400 million users around the world. Eugene is committed to making the online environment safer for everyone, and has been a vocal advocate for an international treaty prohibiting cyberwarfare that would ban government-sponsored cyberattacks.

We are delighted that Eugene will be joining us to discuss his life experiences and his outlook on the cybersecurity industry. This meeting will be restricted to SASIG members only, with registration closing at 10:30am on Friday 18th September 2020. The Chatham House Rule will be strictly applied.

 
Facilitated by

Martin Smith MBE (info), Chairman & Founder, The SASIG

in conversation with

Eugene Kaspersky (info), CEO, Kaspersky

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