Kaspersky Lab's CEO and co-founder, Eugene Kaspersky, has been voted Technology Hero of the Year in the third annual V3 technology awards.
This is considered a massive achievement due to the award being presented to no other than the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs in 2011
Voted for by V3 readers, this prestigious award recognises Eugene’s huge impact on the security industry over the past 15 years since Kaspersky Lab was founded. From Flame to Madi, inspiring leader Eugene has been at the fore-front of all of the company’s ground-breaking malware discoveries and offered his expert advice to businesses and consumers alike.
“Our malware discoveries are dedicated to making the online world a safer place, so it’s great to see the appreciation by winning this award”, explains Eugene Kaspersky. “Being recognised as Technology Hero of the Year is an amazing achievement for not just myself, but Kaspersky Lab as a company due to the time and commitment spent on fighting cybercrime both before it occurs and during”.
Eugene fought off competition from the likes of Marco Ahtisaari, Head of Design at Nokia and Simon Stanford, VP Telecommunications and Networks at Samsung UK and Ireland, who were also shortlisted for the award.
Kaspersky Lab also scooped the highly sought after Best Mobile Management Software award for its universal security solution, Kaspersky ONE. In this category, the company went head to head with solutions from Research In Motion and SAP. The company was also shortlisted for Best Business Security Provider and Technology Innovator of the Year.
The award ceremony took place on Friday 30th November at Le Meridien Hotel, Picadilly, London.