Eugene Kaspersky is a world-renowned cybersecurity expert. He is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Kaspersky, the world’s largest privately-held vendor of endpoint protection and cybersecurity solutions.
Eugene began his career in cybersecurity accidentally when his computer became infected with the ‘Cascade’ virus in 1989. Eugene’s specialized education in cryptography helped him analyze the encrypted virus, and then develop a removal tool for it. Eugene’s curiosity and passion for computer technology drove him to start analyzing more malicious programs and developing disinfection modules for them. This exotic collection of antivirus modules would eventually become the foundation for Kaspersky’s antivirus database. In 1997 Kaspersky was founded, with Eugene heading the company’s antivirus research. In 2007 he was named Kaspersky’s CEO.
Today Kaspersky operates in almost 200 countries and territories, and has 34 offices in 30 countries.
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The data-driven industrial revolution that is taking place right now is doing so more rapidly than any tech innovation in history and it is gradually impacting every sector of the global economy. With everything – and everyone – computerized, cybersecurity is one of the main concerns for numerous businesses and organizations.
Today’s cybersecurity is about more than just protecting endpoint devices – it is critical part of business and production processes. The current cybersecurity landscape requires a drastically different approach – a transition from ‘cybersecurity’ to ‘cyber-immunity’, where the cost of a cyberattack is greater than the cost of the damage. Information systems should be designed and built to secure an ecosystem where everything is connected.
Kaspersky operates on 6 continents and in 200 countries and territories worldwide. We currently employ more than 4,000 highly qualified professionals, more than a third of whom are research and development specialists.
As a privately held company, rather than facing constant pressure to deliver shareholder value, we can devote a high proportion of our resources to anticipating cyberthreats, and developing ever more advanced products, solutions and services to combat these. Our solutions are the most tested and most awarded in independent tests and reviews.
Our unique team of security experts are at the forefront of protecting people around the world from the most sophisticated and dangerous cyberthreats. This expertise enriches our state-of-the-art protection technologies, making their quality unsurpassed. We believe in a tomorrow where technology improves all of our lives. Which is why we secure it, so everyone everywhere has access to the endless opportunities it brings.